Preventing Homelessness

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Over 564,000 homeless people exist in the United States and one third of them happen to be children (Facts). Homelessness remains a problem in the United States for everyday the number of homeless people increases. Whether they don’t have a job to afford a house or they were kicked to the curb by a spouse, homelessness stays a vast problem in the United States. I believe homelessness exists when an individual has no home and lives on the street. Although numerous homeless people exist, I believe we, as a country, can prevent homelessness throughout the United States. However, weather we provide homeless shelters or soup kitchens, there is something we can fix to prevent this terrible way people live.
What the United States can ensure to assist
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One way you can prevent it is to educate yourself on the topic. Talk to each person you are aquatinted with regarding the causes and solutions to homelessness. Also, you can talk about how you can pay living wages, provide education, access health care, stop domestic violence and increase the availability of affordable housing throughout your community (How To). Also, you can volunteer your time to homeless shelters in your area. You can teach the homeless how to work that way, they can apply for a job. Another thing you can organize is registering them to vote, and organize fundraisers to raise money for the shelter. The last event you can perform is contribute to the homeless. Whether it is donating goods or your services, they appreciate everything. You can donate your clothes that you no longer wear, or food you believe they would enjoy. Remember when you are donating, to contemplate what they could benefit from to aid them in receiving a job. You could donate decent clothes they can wear them to a job interview, then they can move back on the right track to living in their own home. Even if you can’t donate a lot, they appreciate every little bit and they would be thankful for whatever you provide them. There are multiple ways to prevent homelessness and assist the homeless people living on the streets in our …show more content…
When you are ahead in life, make sure you consider the less fortunate and donate to your local homeless shelter or food pantry. Don’t ignore them when they are on the side of the road, you don’t understand what they have been through and how they obtained this low point in their life. Just because you are ahead in life doesn’t mean you should ignore those around you and act like they don’t exist. Make sure you provide something to aid them, for one day that could be you on the side of the road wondering where your next meal is going to be from, or when it is going to be. Your life could change in the blink of an eye and suddenly you find yourself asking strangers for money. You would want them to offer to you, but if you don’t lend a hand when you are ahead in life, you won’t be lent a hand when you are that person asking for food or

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