Lexington Council Member Humbled by 24-Hour Homeless Experience

Nov 3, 2016

More than two dozen Lexington residents chose to experience for one day what being homeless is like.  Included in that group was Lexington Council Member Susan Lamb.

During the noon hour Wednesday Lamb was at Lighthouse Ministries where well over a hundred homeless and low income citizens got lunch.  Lamb participated in the 24-hour “Give Kids a Home” homeless experience and fundraiser.  She slept on the ground downtown and met many homeless people. 

Lamb says, during her time on the streets, she didn’t feel uncomfortable or scared,  “I have felt welcomed wherever we were, even though we weren’t truly homeless, we still we deemed as important as anybody else to have a meal.”

Lamb was in a group of three women given tasks to accomplish during their time on the streets.  They were asked to get to a site for a mental health screening and identify a place to wash clothes for free.  From what she experienced, Lamb feels positive about homelessness services offered by the city.​