Oprah says it's easy to get overwhelmed by recession stories and statistics, but this is an opportunity for us all to come together.

"You can be sure that on your street or a block away or even just a town over, a family is hurting, struggling, maybe even on the verge of becoming like families we saw today—homeless," she says. "Either it's time for you to get your ducks in a row to protect your own family, or maybe you can look around and extend yourself in grace and kindness to somebody else."

More from Lisa Ling's report on homeless Americans


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