World Homeless Day - October 10th
Tue Oct 10th

World Homeless Day

Every October 10th, World Homeless Day brings people together to find ways to improve the lives of homeless people in their communities. On a local level, it's also a time to draw attention to the homeless's needs.

Around 150 million people around the world don't have a house. This amounts to 22% of the world's population. Many problems confront homeless people, including:: Homeless people face many challenges, including:

  • Chronic pain, infectious diseases, dental problems, and chronic pain are all typical health conditions
  • A lack of income makes it impossible to buy food and rent
  • Not having access to basic needs, such as dry clothes and clean water, is not available
  • Enhanced outdoor exposure to the elements, such as heat, cold, rain, and snow, has been a long time
  • Hunger and starvation are two of the causes of inadequate diet
  • Many homeless people in large cities live in slums. These slums are overcrowded and have very bad living conditions

Some experts believe the problem will never be solved because of the complexity of homelessness. Others believe that starting a good place is right in your neighborhood. It's also critical to know the causes of homelessness. The four key reasons include a lack of affordable housing, unemployment, poverty, and low wages. Many people with a mental health disorder but lack the necessary services are often homeless. Domestic violence, for women, is the most common cause of homelessness.

How to celebrate #worldhomelessday

Communities from over 100 countries assemble to commemorate World Homeless Day. Some cities host World Homeless Day Summits that include speeches, presentations, and educational seminars. Many faith-based charities host fundraisers to benefit the homeless in their neighborhood. In addition, faith groups can make special offerings to support the homeless, collect goods, make and hand out survival kits, and provide prayers for the homeless.

Here are some tips for you to celebrate World Homeless Day.

  • Educate yourself on the topics that result in homelessness in your neighborhood
  • Volunteer your time or contribute to a local homeless shelter. Volunteer your time or contribute money to a local homeless shelter
  • Host is a fundraiser for the homeless in your neighborhood
  • Get involved with a church or other place of worship that ministers to the homeless
  • There are several books that can help you better understand the homeless crisis. Evicted by Matthew Desmond, Tell Them Who I Am by Elliot Liebow, and Rachel and Her Children by Jonathan Kozol are among the few books in this series. The Soloist, The Public, Time Out of Mind, and Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home are three films about homelessness

With #WorldHomelessDay, you can post a book, film, or your own experience with the homeless on social media.

History of the world homeless day has dominated history

On October 10th, 2010, the first World Homeless Day was held. The idea of World Homeless Day emerged from online discussions amongst aid workers trying to support the homeless in their countries.