Imagine living in harsh conditions. You are given the choice of a better life, but you must split from your family, and not be able to see them for who knows how long? What would you do? This is a decision that homeless families all over Seattle must face. Because while there are plenty of organizations out there fighting homelessness, there are very few organizations that support homeless families.
Homeless families? What homeless families? You don’t tend to see them as you walk through downtown. You don’t tend to see them anywhere, really. But they are out there. In fact, there are at least one thousand homeless families in the Seattle area. That’s right, one thousand. That’s a lot of families. Your co-workers, your classmates, friends, people that you interact with on a daily basis could be homeless, and you don’t even know it. They are hiding, because they are scared. Most of them don’t want “help”. They want to stay with their family.
So in honor of Dr Martin Luther King Jr., I have a dream that one day we will live in a city where families in homelessness will be able to stay together through thick and thin. That there will be organizations out there supporting homeless families. Because family is an important thing; it is something that should be cherished.
So let’s rise up together to make this change. Let’s accept the fact that there are families in homelessness out there. Let’s help them through their hard times. Let’s make a change. Let’s be the nations next Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.