I think it is sad enough to hear of men being homeless and having to live on the streets but, as a woman, when you really sit down and think about it, how scary and hard would it be for a woman and in particular a young girl, to find herself in that situation. As we know, some girls leave home because of sexual abuse and I can't blame them and often help can't be found quickly especially if they are new to 'the system' and really don't know where to start looking for help.
Add to that the fact that they may have had to leave home in a hurry and aren't carrying any clothes, toiletries and personal products etc. with them and you can see what a predicament they can find themselves in.
So I was so happy to hear about the organisation Share the Dignity. If you look on their website there is a list of collection sites around the country where those who would like to help can donate sanitary products for these women and these are distributed to the relevant charities who are working with the homeless.
What a great idea that the founder came up with! Let's help if we can. There are a couple of outlets in our city which was great to read.
Also when following Nat and Jon's week on the streets during National Homeless Prevention Week, I found a link to another organisation that is helping the homeless and that is Knitting for Brisbane's Needy which had given the two men beanies to hand out to those they met on the street who had no home.
I am sure that most of the bigger towns and cities, both here in Australia and overseas, would have local organisations who are helping the more unfortunate in their areas. Sometimes we are not even aware that these organisations exist so let's support them if we do come across them and help make the life of those they work with more pleasant.