In the US, economic disparity has been growing for decades yet the perception that those who are struggling have simply made poor choices persists. In reality, approximately 1 in 6 Americans including children, the elderly, and military families are at immediate risk for hunger. Meanwhile, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, there are 610,042 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States, most because they cannot find housing that is affordable to them on an ongoing basis.
Through the Our Neighbors project, Survivors’ Truths collaborates with organizations serving people facing hunger and/or homelessness to help integrate strength-focused storytelling with the services they provide to those seeking help and to share those stories in ways that increase awareness, challenge stereotypes, and advocate for policies and programs the are creating real solutions.
If you would like to help people affected by hunger and/or homelessness speak out for change that works, please donate today!