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Common Reasons That People Become Homeless.

Domestic Violence Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness among women and children. Nearly 50% of homeless women and children are fleeing abuse in their home environment. Most women in an abusive situation don’t have the resources to leave, but if she stays at home, they may risk being injured again. Choosing …

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Why Poor Hygiene Can Hinder Growth 

Poor hygiene affects more than just your physical appearance. It goes beyond dirty clothes, ungroomed hair, dirty nails, and body odor. Poor hygiene can also affect one’s mental health, make one more susceptible to diseases, and even hinder one’s self-esteem.  Here are some more ways that poor hygiene can hinder one’s growth:    Depleted Mental …

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What Can Local Communities Do To Help The Homeless?

There are many ways to help people experiencing homelessness beyond giving out money on the street. You can take steps to empower organizations working in the field to help people experiencing homelessness. If you want to do more to help, keep reading below for some of the most practical ways you can help the homeless …

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ShowerUp is Heading to Boston, MA: How To Help?

Boston has always had an issue with homelessness, specifically on Massachusetts Ave and Melnea Cass Blvd. Due to COVID-19 as well as increased gentrification in certain areas, the issue has become much worse. At ShowerUp, we believe that everyone deserves access to basic necessities such as showers, personal hygiene products, and even clean apparel. Keep …

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Barriers That Homeless Communities Face

The basic necessities that many people take for granted are out of reach for those who are experiencing homelessness. Things like affording professional clothing, not having a mailing address, and issues of malnourishment are just some of the circumstances that inhibit people from ending their homelessness.    Breaking the cycle of homelessness is affected by …

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Common Misconceptions Regarding Homeless Communities 

In January 2018, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development collected nationwide data and determined there were 553,000 homeless people across the country. Now, think of COVID-19 and the drastic impact that had on homeless communities and lower-income families.  Two-thirds of all homeless are single adults, while the remaining third is made up of …

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