Wikidepia says that Homelessness is the condition of people without a regular dwelling. It also says that homeless people are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing, or lack “fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.”
The dictionary says that Home is the place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.
Homeless means you are without a home. Yet, home is so much more than just a structural building or a place to sleep.
“Home is where the Heart is.”
“A house is made of walls and beams. A home is made of love and dreams.”
“Where we love is where our home is.”
Our loved ones are found in the places we call home and the places that make us feel at home.Those encountered on the streets are frequently without family or loved ones. There is an emptiness that goes beyond lack of having a roof over head and warm bed. Often times, there are two homes that homeless are without: the physical home and the spiritual and emotional home that loved ones provide. The suffering of being homeless cannot just by alleviated by providing food and shelter. There is something missing that is much harder to be without.