The Role Of Homelessness In The Community

Decent Essays
There are a lot of homeless people in our society today; there are all kind of races and ethics. Many of them are veterans that come home from war and lost everything that they had. Some communities try and help the homeless as much as they can but you never know who is actually homeless or not. Every exit that you get off at there will most likely be someone sitting there with a sign homeless anything helps. You want to give something to them but then you think do they really need it. The homeless people started out like everyone else had whatever they needed to survive and then lost it all. Most of our communities do not do anything about the homeless they just push it aside and keep on going about their business. So the big question is, is the way that the homeless are …show more content…
He ended up losing his house, his kids, everything that he had. He ended up having nothing and know one to help him and that’s how he ended up where he is today, so don’t ever judge a book by its cover. There are lots of ways you can help the homeless in your community just make sure it is not illegal first. Here are the top four ways to help volunteer, respect, give, and pray. When you volunteer you can learn how to make a positive impact in some one’s life. It teaches you how to be tactful and helps you get “on-the-job training”. There are many places throughout the country that you can volunteer at from soup kitchens to homeless shelters everyone needs help and a friendly face. Being respectful is a great thing too. No one wants to see someone with an attitude giving them their meals or clothes. Everyone likes to see a happy face and you never know whose life you will impact with just a friendly smile. Spend time with the homeless don’t just go in there and do what you have to do and leave. Go in and talk to the people ask them what kind of a day are they having, if there is anything that they would like to talk about or is there anything that you can help with. Also you can give to the

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    As much as they may say how much their doing for the good of the veterans, nothing is getting to them. There are approximately 500,00 veterans experiencing homelessness. Some get to about 20 percent of them but that isn’t much done. There are about 400,00 veterans still left any help or service from the department supporting them. It’s sad how the government says how much they care and that they want to fix the issue but there isn’t anything being done about the issue.…

    • 1546 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Most people say that it is their own faults and they shouldn't have to help them, but everyone would want help if they were homeless, no one wants to be shut out and neglected. But why donate money that they might use to buy drugs, don't give them money buy them food, clothes, and water! These are easy solutions to ¨complicated¨ problems, take a stand when no one else will. A high percentage of the homeless have some education, it's not like they are monstrous, uneducated, beings, they are just normal people who hit a rough patch in their life and never got out of it due to losing their job, not having enough money to pay bills, and then kicked out of their house. It can happen to anyone, even to the richest people.…

    • 608 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    They may say that the homeless do nothing but lay around on the streets. People mostly think that the homeless are disgusting and make our world have a bad appearance. I can slightly see why they would say this but if you never give someone a chance you will never know. If the state helps them get on their feet , I am determined that they will make a contribution to their community. Every time someone walks past a homeless all you can hear is “ugghh”.…

    • 748 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    About 49,933 (represented as 8.6%) veteran are homeless today. “The government does not help as much as you think” (Front Steps 2). Veteran work for the government and they can 't even help them, like Winterlin. The government didn 't do anything to help him get his job back, but Winterlin got an education and a part-time job. He work 20 hours and study 50 hours ( Winterlin 2) to overcome stereotypes, he showed not only because he 's homeless that he 's a bum.…

    • 1199 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Homeless Stereotypes

    • 517 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Yet when they come home and find themselves put on the streets and abandoned, we do nothing but walk away and not honor those who fight for us. When I look around and witness these people who are nonchalant about the homeless crises it disappoints me and is very unsettling. That is why we should fix our problem and begin to aid these people and help them get better lives. We can help the homeless people by building more shelters and making sure they know where to find them. Also, we can post signs in areas with a high concentration of homeless people like downtown Portland.…

    • 517 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    The one thing that really stood out to me was when he was homeless. There are plenty of reasons why people become homeless. But I think mental health plays a big role in why homelessness is an issue in the US. I have always seen homeless people around the town and didn’t pay much attention to them and left them be. But after thinking and considering why they would be homeless, makes me want to help.…

    • 1373 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    They talk to their guests making them feel welcome and special. The staff always tries to make it feel like home for them since they have no one to rely on. In the article, a member at Anawim Christian Community said “Many never make connections with others on the street” (How Are the Homeless Dehumanized?). This quote can relate to most of us but at Loaves and Fishes, every staff member nourishes the homeless very welcoming. It is a great organization that does everything they feel is right and they believe that the homeless will not always be…

    • 959 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    As he challenges our morals, it dampens our faith in humanity as we start to realize that most Americans do nothing to help our service members post-deployment, let alone our homeless vets. By this point in the reading, the audience is thinking, “So what can I do to help?”. Opportunely, Bisher provides small ways that we can reach out to our local veterans. Bisher encourages us to reach out to help the homeless veterans in our communities, whether that be a warm smile, a few dollars, a chat at a coffee shop, or offering help until they get back on their…

    • 916 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Homelessness affects many people and has no limits on gender, woman make a big part of homeless in america. If you have a husband or wife that are abusive you want to escape that as soon as you can but what if they are the reason you have a roof over your head. Women are the number one victim of domestic violence, some choose to be homeless…

    • 1179 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    What has happened to the love that all of us are supposed to be showing one another? Vagrant people need love and assistance from all of us. There are several ways that each of us could be doing our share to help the homeless. Everybody should help those who dumpster dive because it would help the homeless stay fed, healthy, and clean. First of all, do not pass judgement on the homeless.…

    • 711 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays