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  • Homeless Shelter Analysis

    “Nowhere in the United States can someone who works 40 hours a week at minimum wage afford a one bedroom apartment at fair market rent”, consequently a myriad of our population is vulnerable to being homeless, approximately 643,067 a night (greendoors.org). Homelessness is a complicated problem engendered by a variety of obstacles in a person’s life. Therefore, ending up on the streets can be easier than obtaining and/or maintaining a stable sheltered life. Those who become homeless need help to get back on their feet. Within our community, the Athens Area Homeless Shelter is an agency that provides transitional services for the homeless like: case management, job training, rehousing, financial assistance, financial education, counseling, etc.…

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  • Essay On Homeless Shelters

    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.…

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  • San Marcos Homeless Shelter Reflection

    However, I had never had a conversation with them. Nor did I truly know what went on in their daily lives. This is why my trip to the San Marcos homeless shelter was a bit of a shock to me. For my sophomore English summer project, we were required to attend the San Marcos homeless shelter and volunteer for a set amount of time. I didn’t really know what to expect as I had never been to one and I wanted the experience. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by multiple other volunteers who were setting…

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  • Homeless Youth Shelters

    2.1 The National Coalition for the Homeless suggests that there are more than 500,000 young people experiencing homelessness annually. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reports that annually at least 800,000 people in the United States experience a night of homelessness. For the unaccompanied, runaway, and homeless youth those numbers are accessed at 1.3 million annually. While there is a discrepancy in the numbers, the fact that there are not enough youth shelters…

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  • Homelessness: A Solution To The Homeless Problem

    Linda Lingle once said, “We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can 't solve” (Lingle). The writer of Chicago homeless.org states that, “An analysis by CCH estimates that 125,848 Chicagoans were homeless in the course of the 2014-15 school years” (Chicago). Homelessness is still a growing problem; it is time make a stop to it. Although homelessness is a prominent problem in our society today, there are diverse opportunities to solve this…

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  • Causes And Solutions Of Homelessness

    Homelessness: Solutions to helping others Homelessness, what’s it like to find yourself with nowhere to live? Why do people get to the point that they have no one or anything to turn to, so they abandon their homes and turn to the streets? Homeless people are becoming a big problem throughout the world. The definition for a homeless person is a person who cannot afford to live in a home and abandons it to live on the streets. There are many reasons why people become homeless. They lose their…

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  • Summary: The Problem Of Homelessness

    Homelessness has been a problem all throughout history. Wherever there have been people, there has been a person that doesn’t have a home. In some cultures it is look on as a freeing existence; freeing yourself from worldly problems and possessions. But in our culture it is viewed upon, for the most part, as a problem to society. In New York City, it has the highest homeless populations in the country, as of September 2004 there were 36,727 people living in shelters and welfare hotels with…

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  • Homeless Shelter Research Paper

    money and taxes. Regardless, this pendulum of positive and negative attitudes toward the poor affect programs like homeless shelters, foster care and adoption programs. Homeless Shelters There are "6000 homeless shelters the United States but it 's not nearly enough to house the homeless" (Mandel & Schram, pg. 246). The shelters are a very unforgiving place, they 're "dangerous, crowded and don 't have any place to store belongings" (Mandel & Schram pg. 246). One surprising fact is that a…

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  • Homeless People In America

    The city that produces the stars of the world also is the homeless capital of America. Homelessness is a growing issue in America as of 2012 about 633,783 people that were homeless across the country(Holland). There were 44,359 homeless people in Los Angeles County and 25,686 in the city itself, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services. Homelessness damages the people affected mentally and physically like through their lost of skill. The inability to find the job because the fear of being…

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  • Essay On Homeless Community

    themselves and we as a community are unable to provide for the amount of people who are struggling. What is the best way to help solve the problem in our community? Many people are going without and in today’s time it is dangerous to not have a place to go. This is something we cannot just ignore. There are many reasons why people are homeless and it is not our place to judge, there are several ways we could help put an end to the homeless situation in our community.…

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