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    donation, and make a positive difference. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is another nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing to individuals and families of individuals living with mental illnesses. NAMI also provides psychoeducation, research and support through various public education and awareness activities. Not only does this organization provide individuals and families with support, but also with psychoeducation to try and work on the mental illness itself and how to manage it. A successful nonprofit organization is Saint Francis House in Boston, where volunteers come together each day of the year to prepare and serve two meals a day, provide the homeless community with clothing as well as job interview training and suits. A unique aspect about Saint Francis House is that nobody is turned away and there are no requirements to be able to take advantage of all that Saint Francis House has to offer; people do not have to be sober, employed, or anything else. This means that anybody can take advantage and benefit from free meals, training, and clothes. These opportunities give reintegrating prisoners many advantages and support that they need to pursue a job and achieve great things. New York City has a very successful organization called the Grand Central Food Program, where three food trucks ran by volunteers drive around the city daily to offer people in need free meals. The city has many people who are very hungry, and offering…

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    In The Soloist, by Steve Lopez, Lopez shows great character through his befriending of the mystery that is Nathaniel, a homeless man in Skid Row. The story reveals the marvels small acts can cause, and brings attention to the issues facing homeless people. Lopez reveals that citizens need to do more to help solve the poverty problem, and that what seems insignificant to one can in fact make a huge difference to someone else. It only takes one act of generosity to make a lifetime of difference.…

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    Homelessness and the Changes By: Brooke Linton Many things can influence homelessness as well as help those that are homeless. A short research article known as “No Right to Rest, Police Enforcement Patterns and Quality of Life Consequences of the Criminalization of Homelessness” written by Tony Robinson published in February 2017 tells about the laws towards the homeless and how they are growing. In the article “Changes in Public Attitudes and Perceptions about Homelessness between 1990 and…

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    In Milwaukee’s predominately black inner-city neighbourhoods one in 14 renters are evicted every year. Being kicked out of a house into the streets is a very common occurrence for those living in poverty. Eviction is a problem that many are facing in today’s economy that rarely gets evaluated. Matthew Desmond analyzes the problems surrounding eviction in his piece “Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty”. There are many shocking statistics throughout the piece that provide clear examples…

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    Homelessness is an issue in our society that needs immediate attention to be resolved. The issue of homelessness comes from a list of issues in our society some which are, drug addictions social abandonment, economic inequality dysfunctional families. Just in the city of Greensboro exists 900 homeless people The movement wants to raise awareness on homelessness and makes it an issue that needs to be addressed by our elected authorities. Homeliness leads to issues such as. Academic failing for…

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    want the homeless to get use to the help, and not give anything from them. Each person can be in the shelter for at least 6 to 12 months, we would be able to extent it only of we see them go everything in their might get more financially stable. If all of these solutions do not work I would ban the homelessness to be sitting or lying on the sidewalks of Chicago. Sitting on the streets will not do help for a homeless. Banning them from sitting and lying will give them a boost, an opportunity…

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    Homeless People In America

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    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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    It's the desire of human to live a comfortable life and be able to meet his or her day to day financial needs and responsibilities. life without a source of living is like a car without an engine ,it will not go anywhere. A person without a source of living or jobless ,without any income coming in from any source can be frustrated, with low self esteem and sometimes if they cannot meet their financial demands or responsibility over a period of time they may decide to take their life and commit…

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    confirmation that just because I was not currently homeless, I am no different than these men. Who knows, I thought, one more dose of the drugs and I could have replaced Franky and be a resident at Faith Mission. At that time, I was electrified to transition into my next job assignment. Unfortunately, it was almost 9:30pm and time for me to check out. I could not have imagined how plentiful my learning experience that Friday night would be. Each situation I witnessed made me grow as a…

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    Food Waste

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    Food waste has been a crucial problem around the world, especially in the United States. It’s one of those problems that we don’t tend to pay attention to but continues to affect us. People all around the world at some time in their life throw food away, based on the amount they have and the expiration of the food. There are people in the world that struggle each day for a meal, but instead they have to starve or dig in trash cans to look for dinner. I remember when I was younger, my mother…

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