Bro. Thom writes a blog aimed at teachers and others who work with youth that is worth following. In particular, I want to draw your attention to a piece he wrote on children living in poverty. I admit that I have very little experience with this, but I also know that our DeMolays are not exempt from this condition, and I think some of us may know of a young man or a young woman who is living in less than ideal conditions.
I recommend this blog post to you, to alert you to the problem and some of the concerns that we cannot ignore if presented with them. This is a part of our Youth Protection obligation, too. If you DO come across a member living in a dangerous situation, neglected, or without basics-- food, proper clothing or housing-- we have a moral obligation to try to be of assistance. I am not suggesting that you need to investigate the home lives of every member-- just be aware of your members and, if warranted, ask some appropriate questions. We are a brotherhood-- we can and will help.