Individuals

Do you want to help open doors across America for people experiencing homelessness? Follow these three simple steps and encourage others to do the same.

  1. Stay Informed
  2. Educate and Advocate
  3. Connect

 

The first step is to stay informed: 

Part 1 on Chronic Homelessness

Part 2 on Family Homelessness

Part 3 on Youth Homelessness

Part 4 on Veteran Homelessness

 

The next step is to educate and advocate wherever possible.

Educate the public through local community/faith based organizations, partner with local government leaders to renew their commitment in ending homelessness, and promote volunteerism and giving to fuel the work that needs to be done.

Advocate by letting your local and state officials know how important this issue is to you and value of aligning state and local efforts with the federal plan to end homelessness. 

Here are some links to help.

  • Provide these free resources to individuals in crisis. 
     
  • Use the State Homelessness Resource Map to educate about the magnitude of the homelessness problem in your area, connect with USICH regional coordinators and learn how to contact local homelessness prevention leaders.
     
  • Equip your local leaders with these Tools for Local Action.
     
  • Use your voice on social media. Share our newsletters, posts, tweets, and videos to inform others.

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The final step is to connect with Our Partners. Finishing the job of ending homelessness in America requires the collaboration of many organizations and individuals. These are a few of our partners. Contact them to find out how to get involved in your local community.

Serve.gov

The Joining Forces Initiative

The Corporation for National and Community Service

The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The United Way

100,000 Homes Campaign