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Helping Hand

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Hello, my name is Kary.  I’m an ordinary private US citizen.
 
As I’m sure you realize, homelessness has risen to epidemic proportions in the Unites States and there are simply not enough beds to meet the current need.  

Helping Hand was founded in late January 2020.  It started as a grass-root movement to help the homeless and quickly grew into something more.  

There is a certain population among the homeless that have mental health issues and/or drug addiction.  50% or more of the current homeless population consists of individuals who experience emotional or psychiatric conditions.  This problem was created, in part, by the political system which began with the deinstutionalization of mental health facilities in the United States during the mid-60s. Mental Health and Homelessness have become a political “football”.  There is a gap between the shelters and programs that are state and federally funded which do not adequately address the needs of the population remaining on the street.

I have learned that as much as I want to save everyone, not everyone wants to be saved.  People get comfortable, change is scary; who knows why?

Please know, an individual cannot advocate for a mentally ill or drug addicted individual.  Homeless individuals need a cell phone to call for aid and assistance.  How realistic is that!  If someone is mentally ill or addicted to drugs, how likely is that they have the mental capacity to make the calls that are necessary for them to get the assistance that they need?  An individual cannot intervene or advocate on the behalf of an another; I know, I've tried!

 All we can do is our best.  It may never be enough; sometimes it seems like we are just a rain drop in a very large ocean.  But you have to start somewhere.  

Please help me make a difference!  

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.  All funds donated go directly to benefit individuals experiencing homelessness.  No funds will be used for staffing (we have volunteers) or overhead.  

Keep spreading the Love.....
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  • E Sale
    • $100 
    • 16 d
  • Dianne Villone
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Katherine Wise
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Elizabeth Blust
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Dianne Villone
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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Kary Siegfried
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San Diego, CA

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