Homeless People Living On The Streets Essay

1414 Words Apr 8th, 2016 null Page
“In Detroit alone”, Veronika Scott, CEO of The Empowerment Plan-Detroit reports, “there are over 20,000 homeless people living on the streets. Additionally, there are 70,000 buildings are abandoned. Knowing there are only three main shelters in the city, only housing 1,600 individuals, the city does not even try to board the buildings up. The city officials know homelessness is a large issue, but do not know how to go about fixing it” (Scott, 2016). Veronika Scott, a 24-year-old recent college graduate, did something that many hope and dream of, but few actually successfully do- change the lives of thousands. As child, everyone around her predicted her life ending up as a failure. With both parents dealing with drug addiction, her mom struggling with bipolar disorder, and the seemingly never ending slew of financial problems, it is easy to see how they might be right. While Veronika herself was never actually homeless, growing up in the heart of Detroit, she had seen her fair share of struggles. Similar to many in her shoes, Veronika had large aspirations leave this past life of trial and tribulations behind by escaping to be a profitable fashion designer in New York City. However, her story does not quite turn out that way. For her final designer class senior project, Veronika thought of an innovative idea of creating a coat that would transform into a full-body sleeping bag, providing both warmth and shelter to those who needed it most. With the attempted prototype,…

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