I feel its important to know the people you are trying to serve. Last year I decided to start a photo project called “Voices of Boston’s Homeless”. The goal of this project was to humanize the homeless and change the way people view the homeless. Unfortunately there is so much ignorance, stereotypes, and judgement directed towards homeless individuals, but very few people actually take a few moments to talk to them and hear their story. I had asked them one simple question, “If you could tell someone who isn’t homeless ONE THING, what would it be?” Many of the responses are powerful, and hopefully not only move you, but drive you to act.
-Kevin L ( Founder & President of Samaritans Steps Inc.)