They do not have beds to sleep in, or a place to keep their things, or a kitchen with food, or a bathroom where they can get clean.
It costs a lot of money to have a home, and some people do not have enough.
Men, women, families, old people, young people, people with jobs, and people without jobs might not have a home.
Sometimes you may see people without homes wearing dirty clothes or they might smell bad. They might be sitting outside or standing on a street corner.
Other times, people without homes may be clean and neat, and you might see them and never know they don’t have a home.
Sometimes, people without homes sleep in their cars. Sometimes if they have some money, they might stay in a motel.
Sometimes, people who don’t have homes find places outside to sleep. Usually, they have to carry all their stuff around with them, all the time.
A shelter is a place where people can sleep at night if they don’t have a home to sleep in.
Shelters usually have a lot of other people there, too. There are more people without homes than there are beds in shelters.
At a shelter, people can have dinner at night and breakfast in the morning, and they can also take a shower. But they have to leave during the day and take all their things with them.
Some groups run shelters where people can sleep at night. Some groups give food to people who don’t have homes.
Some groups give clothing and other things to people without homes.
We help people without homes find places to live and help them pay for it.
We help them get food and other things they need, like furniture, pots and pans, and clothing.
We even have people they can talk to if they are sad or scared, or if they have been hurt by someone mean.
First, remember to always be kind. It is hard to not have a home, and sometimes people are mean to people without homes.
Talk to the grown ups in your life about how you can help people who don’t have a home.
You can collect things people need, like toothbrushes or socks or blankets, and give them to a group who helps people without homes.
If you hear someone saying bad things about people without homes, you can speak up!
You can share what you have learned and help others understand that people without homes are just people who may need a little bit of help.