Molly Beckhardt is from Brooklyn, New York, where she has worked as an oyster shucker, a grant writer, and a legal proofreader. She studied labor relations and is always looking for ways to make the world a little bit better. WRAP is a Bay Area based homeless advocacy group created to expose and eliminate the root causes of civil and human rights abuses of people experiencing poverty and homelessness in our communities.
Many will not remember this, but before the early 1980s, there weren't millions of homeless people in the United States. Contemporary homelessness was created by a federal government response to what was, at the time, considered a short-term economic crisis.