Homelessness is not for birds, any living things or persons because shelter provides protection and safety from exposure to the weather.
“Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Luke 9:58
Birds do have nests and houses, but many people have no place of their own.
Many people have to live in a car.
If they don’t want to live in a shelter, it might be the only reasonable choice.
It’s illegal to sleep in a car, but birds are free to roost anywhere.
How can you tell when someone is homeless?
If they do not have a lease or mortgage in their name, then they are homeless.
The weather is cold and every man and creature needs shelter.
Here is some helpful information on how to get by like birds until something better comes along.
As a temporary roost, Walmart allows people to camp overnight in their parking lots.
A church parking lot and free hospital parking lot are other options.
Many churches and social service organizations have free showers.
You don’t want to risk looking or smelling like a homeless person.
Take a shower and wash your clothes as often as possible.
Or, it will blow your cover and get you treated like a homeless person.
Traveling light with clothes, phone and soap can save you a lot of hassle.
Staying indoors at night is the best security.
Fast food is expensive when you’re living off it.
Get some income and food stamps; go to food pantries and soup kitchens.
If you have a car or van, then you can cook outside the vehicle at campsites.
Talk to social workers and local religious organizations who will sympathize, understand and try to help.