What I mean by homelessness, is not your typical homeless story of old, but rather one that is evolving quickly in America, and is involving families who are fast becoming threatened by homelessness within their states, and for whom are now fixing to be living amongst the homeless because of the perfect storms in which they are encountering now. Sadly their children are also affected within this newest explosive epedemic that is now facing America in almost every state. We must adress this issue and do it right, and do it now, for these families depend on us to get it right for them. Here is my solution to a situiation that is getting out of control and fast, and so here it is my opinion or solution to help out. I think the states should create a big brother and big sister program fast, and this for all families who will be stricken by poverty in a bad recession as we are seeing more and more of in this nation as of late, so lets say that the state puts these families up in an apartment to secure their safety 1st and foremost in a traggic sitation, but what it does next is, it allows for donors (maybe up to five or more per family) to take up the families plight through donations given on behalf of the chosen family, where as for every dollar that a donor gives a family up to a certain amount, it would be matched by the state also dollar for dollar, but of course with a limit given upon it all as well. Next the the state produces a report card for each family, in which is to be issued to the donors quarterly (tax deductible), that will tell them the progress of each family towards getting itself back on it's feet again. If a donor doesn't like the progress, it can drop the family and no longer be a donor for that family... It could be sort of like the save the children fund that is always advertised on TV for the children in other countries, but this would be a save the American family fund program, that would help families with children in states who would want such a program to help them out. The reason I am writing this, is because I know of a family right now who is going through it, and it got my mind to thinking about this type of plan. I can't carry the burdon upon my shoulder myself, but I could easily give to a program that had other donors on board, in which could see this family as well as countless others back to safer shores once again in their lives.