#TakingWaterSwitch - Teens

A Day in the Life of a Homeless Person

By April 28, 2017 No Comments

At Switch, we do our best to learn and equip ourselves with the tools we need to make a difference in our world. One of the greatest tools we can possess is perspective. the best way to gain perspective is to step out of our bubble and experience life from someone else’s reality. Meet people that might do things differently, believe differently and be open to what we can learn from those encounters.

From experience, I would say I have grown in grace and learned that what I thought was black and white is a beautiful shade of grey. This has allowed me to be more loving, less fearful of the world around me and excited for what future experiences will teach me.

A day in the life is an immersive experience in which we are forced to wrestle with many of the daily challenges that come along with being homeless. From getting ID, finding a place to sleep and get a hot meal. To have to collect bottles or panhandle and deal with the looks of judgment from strangers. It involves sitting and having lunch with someone living on the street, engaging with them and seeing them as simply another human being.

Taking the time to talk about the issues surrounding homelessness and wrestling with some of the tough questions, believing that there is an answer and that we can make a difference.

That is what this event is all about and why we are so passionate about helping teens embrace life and all of the amazing gifts and talents that they have. Teens are incredible and we love serving alongside them to make a difference in the world around us.

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