Humans for Humans: Get to know the people dealing with homelessness

Humans for Humans is trying to change the conversation around homelessness. In this video, they asked a number of homeless people to read mean tweets about the homeless — calling them bums, calling them dirty, calling them heartless.

Don’t give in to those stereotypes or mechanisms for distancing yourself from homelessness. Check out the other videos on the Humans for Humans site. See the people in them for who they are. And consider support organizations like Raising the Roof (Canada, the organization behind Humans for Humans), Shelter Cymru (Wales), or a nonprofit or charity in your local area.

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Nonprofits and the Overhead Issue

“So in the for-profit sector, the more value you produce, the more money you can make. But we don’t like nonprofits to use money to incentivize people to produce more in social service. We have a visceral reaction to the idea that anyone would make very much money helping other people. Interesting that we don’t have a visceral reaction to the notion that people would make a lot of money not helping other people.”