Individuals, families, and children experience homelessness for many reasons. When enough hardships collide at once — you lose your job, healthcare, food stamps, housing, leave a domestic violence situation—you end up with no place to go. Whether we are one rent increase away from eviction, have a family member living unsheltered, or are unhoused ourselves, homelessness can affect us all. It impacts children, students, military vets, families, people of color, grandparents, women escaping domestic violence situations, LGBTQ youth, and people with disabilities. And once you are unhoused and unsheltered, there are a multitude of new challenges to contend with related to safety, protection from the elements, and living under laws created for public spaces.