Now I am not saying the homeless are bad people. They just need some help. We have to keep in mind that anyone can experience homelessness regardless of race, gender, or age. While I do not know what contributed to their situation; there are several contributing factors to homelessness not only in Chicago, but in America. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless these factors are: Lack of affordable housing, poverty, lack of affordable health care, domestic violence, mental illness and addiction. I think there is something each of us can do to help assist the homeless in our communities. I plan to find out ways that I can help by visiting http://nationalhomeless.org. I encourage you to do the same.