If you have never lived in a homeless shelter, you may think that you're going to live in a room by yourself rather than in an open gym with people of both genders close together on cots, or in a shared room of cots, or in a small room with two or more bunk beds in it.
If homelessness were just a few days or even a few weeks of deprivation you might think of it like camping, but when months and years go by in these situations, when grown adults are close in together like that, tensions rise.
If you're heading for a homeless shelter this may be a big improvement from being in a sleeping bag on the street or park, but not for long.
If you are donating to a shelter you might want to ask how many people they have living there at any one time, what the rooms are like, if people sleep on beds, and how many people are in what sized room.
THE ANSWERS MAY SHOCK YOU!
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