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Homeless America: 'Everyone Should Be Able to Pee for Free With Dignity'

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More than 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to toilets, the United Nations said Friday, mainly highlighting it as a problem for developing countries. But for many homeless Americans, finding a clean restroom can also be a challenge.

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Kamia T (89)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:45 pm
I hate to be blunt, but I managed properties along the Southern California coast, which has a higher ratio of homeless than almost anywhere, and even with FREE bathrooms up and down the beach, many of them chose to relieve themselves anywhere and everywhere. One of the factors we don't want to face is that many of the homeless have very severe PTSD, addiction or other mental challenges that can make them extremely anti-social.

Vallee R (280)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 6:23 pm
Noted - too many thoughts to comment - thanks,

Kathleen M (224)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 6:54 pm
Noted with sadness and indignation! Thanks for posting, Carrie. We should not have people who're homeless and so marginalized that they find themselves without basic necessities! If some of them harbor antisocial attitudes (and they do), it's hardly a wonder.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 8:15 pm
Well said Kathleen

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 8:48 pm
Thank you for this posting. This is sadly so true.

Freya H (357)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 9:23 pm
I can certainly understand your view, Kamia; and yes, some people are going to pee and poo wherever they like. However, not all homeless people are antisocial or have mental challenges. The homeless are still entitled to human dignity.

Some of them may whiz everywhere because they got in the habit of it, being unable to find a proper potty.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 3:39 am
Just another result of what's wrong with USA's Social Security system,thanks for posting Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 5:14 am
Help them help themselves

Tonya Freeman (41)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 5:46 am
First and foremost "home is where the heart is" and the heart is within the body. In actuality, one is never homeless. They are without a safe haven to rest their mind, body and soul.

There is far too much on my mind regarding this subject. I shall stop and pray.

Lady Suki (446)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 10:16 am
Hmm an important issue, that I never would have thought of. Thanks. Will forward this.

. (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 3:26 pm
Great article, thanks.

Jordan G (37)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:07 pm
Have worked with the homeless. They run the gamut from wanted to rejoin to wanting to stay outside of society.

Can not pigeonhole them, any more than we can pigeonhole each other.

Nonetheless, Kamia is quite correct.

A complicated problem.


Krista Slavin (195)
Thursday September 4, 2014, 11:22 am
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