most emotional experience for me during the entire trip came from watching the rest of the team give all the cash they had, all the shampoo they had, all the love they couldmuster, to this poor women who was living in her car and taking skin burning cold bathsin the back parking lots of a Chevron.The last individual on the panel was a former television producer named Johnwho had made a million dollars, spent it on drugs, made another million dollars, spent iton drugs, and was now working for the state to help reduce homelessness in LA county.His example showed to me that homelessness is also the result of addictions that can beout of our control. These addictions are thought of as mental illnesses by many in thehomeless service sector, and are given the same kind of treatments. These peoplechanged my viewpoints opinions on homelessness by helping me to realize that there isno single perfect solution, but rather a combination of different solutions is needed toeffectively tackle the different causes of homelessness, and I will suggest some solutionslater in this paper.In current ideas of service before I started my job at Americorps I held an opinionthat only the largest changes to the social injustices in this world were worthy of my time.By understanding the reading “We Don’t Have to be Saints” by Paul Web in his book “Soul of a Citizen”, I feel I was guided in understanding that it is sometimes the smallacts of good that allow for the larger acts to take effect. His story of how Rosa Parks roseas a community organizer and was eventually the one to really press the issue of equalityfor all, really gave me the idea that it didn’t matter how little someone was involved, aslong as they were involved. This idea was particularly relevant during some of the actualservice hours that we did while in LA.