"More than 1,000 homeless persons live in Rutherford County, according to a count conducted by a coalition of agencies". As sad and as shocking this statement is, homelessness is a real issue people experience.
Today, we see homeless people everywhere. We pass by them everyday on the way to work, school, and when we are running errands. I do agree with the fact people are afraid of homeless people. We have this idea they are these filthy and lazy people. But the truth is, they aren't. Homeless people just need help.
I think the The Guidance Center in Murfreesboro is truly helping its community and the homelessness problem. The Guidance Center in Murfreesboro isn't just giving these homeless people a place to stay. They are helping people adapt and figure out the tools they need to be independent, and to live a productive and happy life.
Not all people are born and given the tools in life to succeed. For some, people don't have money or a house or job. It does not mean they are not fit for a work environment. It is a process. We need to stop accepting homeless people as part of the pavement and try to help as much as we can.