Homeless People Read Mean Tweets To Shed Light On A Serious Social Problem

Apr 4, 2015
Across the world, homelessness is a tragic issue that affects so many. When you're warm and comfortable, it's easy enough to forget or to look down on those who aren't. Add the anonymity that sites like Twitter provide, and some truly shocking attitudes about homelessness emerge.

This PSA was released by Raise the Roof, a Canadian advocacy group, as an effort to humanize homelessness. Something that many people don't realize is that a lot of the homeless population is disabled or mentally ill and became homeless because there was nowhere they could get help. Additionally, many people are only homeless due to the collapse of the housing market. They're real people with real feelings too, just like you or me.
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