I just finished reading an older book called The Street Lawyer by John Grisham, which depicts homelessness. It really left an impression on me. I tried to imagine what it would be like to lack a permanent cozy haven. It inspired me to start looking for a way to help homeless people in the Philadelphia area. I have occasionally left bags filled with food and toiletries with vagrants -- or in recently vacated places where I have seen their sadly weathered, gaunt and dirty faces.
I wonder how many people are roaming sans shelter in the Philadelphia area.