The Realities of Homelessness

By Zachary Davis, ShowerUp Nashville Volunteer People experiencing homelessness face a gauntlet of day-to-day challenges. From theft to public alienation to rejection from prospective employers, these problems are dehumanizing and cruel. Even worse, the public discourse surrounding their troubles is disconnected from reality. Fortunately, the more we educate ourselves about the challenges the unhoused face, …

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How One Person Can Make a Difference in Another’s Life

Written by Zachary Davis, ShowerUp Nashville Volunteer Everyone has heard the adage, “every vote matters.” If this is true, it will stand to reason that every person’s service also matters. While some potential volunteers doubt their ability to affect change, it is not as daunting a task as it seems. Here are a few reasons …

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Changing the Narrative: 3 Reasons Why We Should Care for the Unhoused

Written by Zachary Davis, ShowerUp Nashville Volunteer Homelessness is a challenging subject to examine. Public perception influences how we discuss the unhoused, ultimately limiting the positive attention given to this population. Instead of dwelling on the circumstances that led to an individual’s change in housing, as many of us do, focusing on how we can …

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Misconceptions That Hold Homeless Communities Back

Many stereotypes and misconceptions revolve around the homeless community. These misconceptions can prevent homeless people from receiving the help they need. Correcting incorrect stereotypes can aid the homeless community by spreading relevant information that may result in understanding and assistance from others.      Homeless Women are Battered Women Many women escaping domestic violence end …

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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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Find Free Showers In These US Cities!

Homeless communities constantly fight for basic necessities that many of us take for granted. ShowerUp provides mobile hygiene and shower services for homelessness in major cities across the US. Here are some places where you can get access if you are currently struggling with homelessness. Huntsville, AL Huntsville, AL, is calculated to have 561 chronically homeless …

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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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