How do you define homeless?
Think about it for a minute. How do you define “homeless”? The truth is homelessness does not have just one definition. While we all have our perceptions of what it means to be homeless--- sleeping in homeless shelters, on the street, in a car, or in other settings not intended for human habitation---- we also have to consider a much larger population of the hidden homeless. That is, women and children who may stay on friends' or family members' couches night after night or return to their abusers when emergency shelters are full.