Shocking Poverty

If Heidi had been shocked to hear that all of the rooms in the Sleep Inn were providing shelter for the homeless, she was absolutely shocked to hear that the person proposing to start a Girl Scout troop there was a homeless employee of the Girl Scouts. She began to grasp something that not enough city officials seemed to understand: Homelessness was escalating at such a rapid rate that a hotel had been informally turned into a shelter in a matter of a few months, so fast that a community development specialist at the Girl Scouts was now counted among the city’s most vulnerable.

Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World by Nikita Stewart

1 thought on “Shocking Poverty

  1. Homelessness has become normalized.
    According to the UN, a failed state is one that can’t or won’t provide basic necessities for its citizens, such as food, housing, medical care, and freedom from violence. By this measure, the United States is a failed state.

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