Debunk your stereotypes
Things are not the way you’re used to think they are
The general educational level among the homeless matches that of the overall population of Russia
16,1% — higher or undergraduate, 44,3% — secondary vocational, 28,6% — secondary, 9,4% — unfinished secondary education, 0,8% — primary, 0,8% — no education.
It is just a myth that all homeless people are alcoholics who ruined their own lives
As a rule, people start drinking when they are already homeless: out of despair and not knowing where to ask for help.
No permanent residency – no rights
In Russia people without a residence registration cannot exercise many of their rights: the right to work, the right to medical treatment, pension, social benefits, the right to vote. Oddly enough, the rights are not attached to people but to their residence.
Almost all homeless people dream of going back to stable lives. They just need a bit of help.
Ending up on the street is easy but getting off it without help is practically impossible.