Bethany Kludt: How to Best Help the Homeless

Bethany Kludt is passionate about a number of good causes, including that of helping the homeless. She understands the need for the underserved communities within the homeless population (I.E., those dealing with mental illnesses, domestic abuse, drug addiction, and other afflictions), to receive proper assistance and compassionate guidance out of the plight of living without the security of a home. There are many reasons why individuals may face homelessness, and she is keenly aware that all too many folks who are simply down-and-out fall through the cracks.

In this post, we’ll take a quick look at some of the causes of homelessness, as well as ways in which to truly fight it.

Many people experience homelessness for the first time due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • Identity theft or fraud often results in the victim being shut-out of their career, community, or other life-stabilizing aspect(s) and becoming homeless. This may look like ‘bad luck’ and, for example, can happen when someone is treated unfairly in the professional world or is the victim of blackmail and other forms of harassment.
  • Domestic violence or abuse often results in the victim becoming homeless. A victim of domestic abuse may have it in mind to ‘escape’ for months or even years, however the perpetrator generally makes doing so as difficult as possible.

Unfortunately, homeless individuals are all too often marginalized and not treated as individuals dealing with unique issues. So, even if there was no need to supply homeless shelters with financial support, there’d always be a need for good people to ‘show up’, so to speak, to the places that those who have fallen on hard times go. Being there for someone who’s spirit has been dragged through the mud can mean more to a person than one might even imagine.

As a soon-to-be resident nurse, Bethany Kludt is determined to do what she can to help those in need.