Anthony

Featured Video Play Icon

Anthony’s mom was the primary provider. When she died from colon cancer he ended up on the streets homeless.

Anthony has been homeless for two years now. He has gone from place to place and has tried most homeless shelters. Anthony didn’t feel safe in the shelters so he now sleeps at Union Station in Washington DC.

Union Station is a large train station only blocks from the United States Capital. I walked around yesterday handing out socks and I was blown away by how many homeless people use Union Station as a day center.

Homelessness is increasing in almost every city while support for homeless people continues to decrease. Public transportation hubs and libraries are now filled with homeless people. For a young homeless man like Anthony, Union Station provides a safe place to get inside.

We need to provide safe shelter spaces that offer a path out of homelessness into housing.


Invisible People

           

We imagine a world where everyone has a place to call home. Until then, we strive to be the most trusted source for homelessness news, education and advocacy.

Related Topics




Get the Invisible People newsletter


RECENT STORIES

Los Angeles Homeless Woman Lost Her Legs to Frostbite

Monica

homeless man in austin

David

Disabled Homeless Mom

Cori and her daughter

Homeless Man Stranded for Five Years after Losing His ID

Cornelius


RECENT ARTICLES

temporary housing for homelessness

When It Comes to Homelessness, We Must Stop Thinking Short Term

President Biden 2022

Biden Budget Increases Homeless Assistance Funding by 10%

Canadian Homelessness

Insufficient Income is the Leading Cause of Homelessness in Canada

lack of affordable housing

Half of Americans Say Housing Affordability Is a Major Problem in Their Community

Get the Invisible People newsletter