Step 1 - Understanding a Person-In-Crisis
In Singapore, every citizen will have a personal address attached to one’s identity card. But that does not always mean that one has a safe place to go to. Many of those who are homeless are often victims of their circumstances: divorce, family violence, sexual abuse, and the list goes on.
It is important to understand that crises are often indiscriminate. It happens to every one of us to varying extents. Homelessness is often the result of an inability to manage crises due to various reasons. This infographic reveals facilitative questions that ignite the curiosity to think about homelessness; less as a state but as a circumstance.
As a community, we must realise that anyone can encounter a difficult crisis. What enables us to overcome them is the strength of our social connections; relatives and friends.
These questions are important starting points for us, and help us to put ourselves in the shoes of those who are struggling right now. When you consider these questions, take the time to pause and imagine how difficult the struggle might be. Consider also, what would enable one to manage a crisis better.
What are some assumptions you might have of those who are homeless?
Are they limited only to a specific demographic?
What are some factors you think would make it harder for one to manage their crisis?
Can you imagine how it would be to navigate a personal crisis with no relational support?