A few months went by, where I did not post the cosmic updates. I was fine tuning some lessons; Discerning the scope charity and boundaries, life or death situations. Learning to triage (figurately), then having to choose between that and your own children. When you want to help but can not. It's been a very long hard rough lesson. It comes down to: If people aren't helping themselves, your efforts are wasted.
Those are the same type of people that will destroy you. It doesn't matter how young or old, their desperation and their tears and promises. They aren't doing anything to help them self but to ask you to do it for them. If you have to quit feeding your infant to wipe someones behind, because they don't want to get their hands dirty, well "NO", do not fall for it. That may be a harsh analogy but it's an accurate one.
You can give them a bag with a meal, a few dollars, some no rinse soap and maybe some socks, hat, things like that. I learned my lesson, don't bring them in to stay even over night, even for a few hours. It's quick and disturbing how fast someone you know can turn on you, with giving them an inch.
If you truly are called to help someone, give them resources they can follow up on their own.
National homeless help: www.rekindle.org/homeless/assistance
National Substance Abuse help: www.samhsa.gov/find-help 1 (800) 662- HELP (4357)
National Suicide Hotline: www.linesforlife.org or 1(800) 273-8255 24 hr
Domestic Violence Hotline: www.houseofruthinc.org 1 (877) 988-5559 or another organizaion: www.thehotline.org
Check your local counties for food pantries and medical assistance and spiritual support and job finding assistance. Have enough faith in them to allow them the chance to do for themself. They'll now know you cared.