The homeless, vulnerable, disenfranchised, marginalised people don’t have a say. You are their voice. Without you and others willing to speak out - they have no stake in society and no influence.
And you, at the first sign of trouble, have thrown in the towel because people are taking the piss out of you. I’m sorry to use this expression, but now’s not the time to sulk. Now’s the time to man-up and shout all the more louder.