America doesn’t have a homeless problem, it has a compassion problem

by Raheem Hosseini @ 2015-08-27 1:26 PM

“Have you heard about the homeless problem?”

With those simple words, a 19-year-old named Nicole drops some hard-won knowledge about what it really means to live without shelter in Sacramento–and how the rest of us just don’t get it.

The two-and-a-half-minute video featuring Nicole was recorded outside of Wind Youth Service’s drop-in center in Midtown, which has drawn NIMBY-style griping from neighboring businesses and individuals who are shocked–SHOCKED!–by the sight of homeless kids in their midst.

Shahera Hyatt, director of the California Homeless Youth Project, shot the video on her phone in a location, she says, where people call the police “when they see folks like Nicole outside.”

That is, young homeless folks.



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