Commonly held myths, uninformed assumptions, and frequently asked questions
about the people served by Streets Alive Mission.
Why Don’t They Just Get a Job?
Getting a job in this economy is a struggle for people who have university degrees, much less someone who’s lived their whole life in poverty and never been taught the basics of a firm handshake & looking potential employers in the eye.
Myth: ‘Success’ Equals Going from Poverty to a ‘Normal’ Life
At Streets Alive Mission, success is measured in different ways. We see successes every day! Our client’s successes may not lead to a ‘normal’ life by society’s standards, but they are successes nonetheless.