Sometimes we encounter people on the street, near public transportation, in a shopping mall, outside of a store or gas station and we want to help and don’t know what to say or do. First remember that anyone can be a significant life event away from becoming homeless. Some people just fall on tough times or they are unable to maintain housing due to other barriers. The good news is that there is a support system available in Maryland to help people who want to receive support services. The start to this support can begin with a few questions, if you feel comfortable asking them.