Essay On Homeless Shelters

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In a world where there are a number of tragedies and issues that are likely to take precedence, there is an issue that is right in front of a lot of our faces but a lot of us tend to ignore or shove to the side. You see it whenever you go to a supermarket, people sitting with cardboard signs that say they will work for food or shelter. Some people do help them but a lot just look right through them and take their route home. With overflowing shelters, deaths in the streets and a general ignorance towards the homeless community, maybe there needs to be some knowledge acquired before steps can be taken to combat it entirely. There is a lot more that we can do for the homeless community than sit on our thumbs and provide them with a five dollar bill at most or work in a homeless shelter around the holidays to feel charitable. The main concern is their shelters. There do not seem to be enough as a lot of them have crowding issues. Too many homeless people but not near enough beds for them to take refuge. There are a lot of abandoned buildings and while a lot of them look unsightly, it would be worth it to transform them into homeless shelters. While they are not ideal, it would be putting these buildings to good use instead of allowing them to sit there and wait to be vandalized. The issue with this of course would be who would spend …show more content…
According to the same article, there are a recorded 1.25 million students who are homeless. Of that 76,000 are unaccompanied youths living on their own and without parents to help them (Bidwell). These students already face a number of problems including poverty but add in the stress of school and other factors such as what they are going to eat for the night or sleep and it is a wonder they can manage the weight on their shoulders. This is some leftover is to fill it right up whoops

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