It shows no preference, no judgement of ones, color, race, age or religion. The reason for being homeless runs the same gamut ~ running from abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, or just plain rotten luck in life. The life expectancy of the homeless is aprox. 30 years less than those who are not..and that isn't because of drug and alcohol; their life expectancy is 10-12 years less regardless of their living situation. Needless to say it must be tough to get off the streets once you're on. True, there are shelters, and programs out there that try to help, but it's not enough and the kindness of strangers is far and few in between. I didn't pry into Taylor and Angela's story, I only take what is offered. Taylor said he had some leads on some work, but he needed a "babysitter" for his dog first. My five dollars won't get them much, but it's all I had to give. Northampton is a pretty decent town in being kind to the homeless, the cops don't harass them and let them beg and panhandle.
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