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Would you invite a homeless person to stay with you?

If a homeless person needed your help, would you help?maybe stay for a week or so.Help them get on their feet?

 
bvannkissy

Asked by bvannkissy at 2:04 PM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (32)
  • possibly, yes.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 2:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • No, mainly because I have a baby, and I'm not putting his safety at risk. I'm not saying that all homeless people are dangerous, but if I don't know the person well, they're not staying in my home.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 2:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • no! There are shelters for them. If you're smart you don't invite strangers to stay in your home!
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I'm sorry, but I wouldn't.. I wouldn't know the person and that could put my children and myself in danger.. I would point them to the homeless shelter..
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:07 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • I don't thik so ...too much risk if you don't know them well. There are shelters and church groups that will help them.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 2:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • It depends who they were. If it was someone I knew then of course but I would never invite a stranger into my home. I am a single mom with two small children. It would be irresponsible parenting on my part if I just invited a stranger into our home to stay.

    I would however help in any way I could other than that.
    Laila-May

    Answer by Laila-May at 2:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • That is a tough one. I think it would depend on how I know this homeless person. If it is someone I see regularly, then probably. But if it just some random person that I have never encountered before, then probably not. I would direct them to a shelter or something, though.
    beckie66

    Answer by beckie66 at 2:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • A homeless friend or family member, maybe.

    My church is part of a network of local churches that serve as a rotating shelter. Each congregation hosts the shelter for 1 week providing housing, meals, help with laundry, and transportation. I do participate in that usually providing transportation for someone or taking a few loads of laundry home.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:14 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • depends on the circumstances... but Id be more likely to drive them to a shelter

    sahlady

    Answer by sahlady at 2:05 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • it would depend. no men for sure. maybe a woman if she truly seemed like she wanted to help herself.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 2:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2010

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