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FC: Having To Deal With The Social Issue of Being Homeless

1: Some say, the Republic's lack of control over the homeless gave it a big boost. Kusmer argues that The Civil War gave the population a big increase in homelessness. The war effect led to hunting for your own food and living outdoors.. Men who got back from the war were too hurt to work and get the provided income in-order to make a living(Ehrenreich, para. 2). The homeless population is still increasing and you might even see them on the way to school. The homeless people you see on the streets of NYC are people who have most likely experienced drug abuse, major sickness, domestic violence, or it's because of their public views ("Meaner streets for the homeless.").

2: THE BIG APPLE | Many people have the stereotype that the homeless are "bad people." The label is that they are crazy people, drunkards, and even bag-ladies. In society, housing, labor markets, and government policies are put in to the context of homelessness. In 1880 to 1980 homelessness was viewed as a group of people seen as overly depressed and the labor surplus in the economy. (Schwendinger and Schwendinger). In New York City th homeless population is very large.

3: The problem is the homeless population is massively increasing. The streets of various cities including New York are being over-flowed with the presence of homeless individuals. People are complaining that since the homeless people are crowded around popular tourist attractions the business or event have not had many people attend. (Sturgeon, para. 3). It's so bad that some homeless people are being shipped to the "ugly" parts of cities. These cities include the harder parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn ("Meaner streets for the homeless.").

4: People want them gone and are trying to decrease the population.The economy are trying to help by creating shelters that would provide for the Homeless population, The issue is they don't have enough money to support the shelter(Sturgeon, para. 14). It's gone so far that in some states begging for money is a crime. Homeless people are getting arrested and sent to court, when they have no other choice to earn money("Meaner streets for the homeless.").

6: Many people view the answer to the homeless is providing them with food, shelter, and medical help. Many people has gone as far as thinking to ask the government to turn to convert a vacant prison to a homeless shelter(Sturgeon, par. 14.) Others have the idea of creating a feeding a station in a park every afternoon. People have organized homeless shelters helping those in need for a living. Even offering leftovers to someone is a big help for prevention People have been setting goals to end homelessness in 2015. This act lets more people to purchase things like shelter beds.(Bula, par.1.) Many people want to stop it and know what to do. The tiniest thing could make a difference. This strongly helping the prevention of homeless. | Shelter, Food, And Medical Supplies?

7: More people are volunteering to help the homeless people. The Phoenix pediatrician Christensen spent treating Arizona's homeless youth in his "Big Blue" van. He goes around helping the homeless population that are hurt and right away need a doctor.("Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them.") That is just one way one person can use their abilities to help.

8: Donating Is The Possible Answer? Donation gives people a chance to give unwanted belongings away. Then again they are giving to a good cause. In some ways it helps the environment and the people around it. Average day people donate items such as old clothes. money and even food.\This assists them powerfully. Organizations serve to the homeless population by donating to local food banks. You might be wondering, "What are food banks?"Food banks are corporations that collect food and not only food but different personal items meeting the daily needs of average day people. On occasion they open the doors and people in need are able to "shop" for what they need to live. But remember resources are limited.\

9: "SHNNY cited OTDA's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP), which has invested $788.5 million to create more than 14,000 units of supportive housing for homeless families and individuals since its inception in 1983.The Supportive Housing Network of New York represents a lot of nonprofits that develop and operate supportive housing("OTDA Housing Bureau Garners Recognition for Commitment to Supportive Housing, Helping Homeless.") The homeless population is not just elders they are families and even youth. Many company's focus on youth and raise money to help. Donating is just one solution to ending the big issue by itself.

10: The Homeless Helping the Homeless But How? In November 2008 this well-rounded group started helping the homeless. What did this group actually do to help? This organization's goal is to just simply keep serving the homeless. They consist of three shelters now holding up to 76 people. This business leads to constant questions like, "How?" "The Homeless Helping the Homeless" is not funded from the government. This means they earn all the needed money out on the streets where they get donations and from private donors. This money helps with overhead expenses.

11: No matter what not one homeless man/woman is not allowed in the building. Anyone can say as long as they'd like to. But what is the answer to, "How can the homeless help the homeless?" The answer is they help with donation, they are sometimes on the streets hoping for a donation. Not only that but they help with a deed such as construction work. Some even help with site maintenance, separate the various clothing donations, answer the telephones and assist new arrivals. Homeless people help and are learning to be responsible.("VISIT TO HOMELESS SHELTER OPENS EYES TO THEIR") PLIGHT.")

12: Baseball Preventing Homeless? The team consists of people who are homeless or once was. It brings them together and they feel comfortable around one another. It gives them a chance to forget about what's going to happen the next day and live in the moment. They don't have worry about money and how their going to live. It's just a time for them to have some fun. The program created the Homeless Baseball League three years ago with Bruce Rodger as the leader. He himself struggled with addictions of his own. It gives them just a chance to be apart of something. Many people that are participating have mental illnesses or suffer from depression as a result of tragedies. Some have trouble with the symptoms of their depression.

13: The big thing is everyone of them has to arrive sober. This helps a lot with keeping their addictions under control. It's something that is very big once they have it under control it could stay that way. Everyone has a problem therefore they feel comfortable around each other. This event is still happening with every sport you can think of (""Baseball a hit with the homeless; Games help the disconnected reconnect with society.")

14: Works Cited "Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them." Publishers Weekly 14 Feb. 2011: 48. Student Resources in Context. Web. 3 Nov. 2011. Beds in a Homeless Shelter-. Photograph. Red and White Audubon High School Audubon, IA. Blogger, 19 Mar. 2010. Web. 1 Dec. 2011. Bula, Frances. "Vision's platform includes timeline to end street homelessness." Globe & Mail [Toronto, Canada] 28 Oct. 2008: S3. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 2 Nov. 2011. "Dunlap: Helping the homeless." Chattanooga Times/Free Press [Chattanooga, TN] 27 Mar. 2009. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 16 Nov. 2011. Ehrenreich, Barbara. "Hobo heaven: A professor looks at the role of poverty in American history." The New York Times Book Review 20 Jan. 2002: 9. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 28 Oct. 2011.

15: Homeless Man Begging for Money. Photograph. VisualPhotos. Progressive. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. Homeless. Photograph. Happy-healthy-successful.com. WordPress. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. "Homeless require inclusive solution." Cape Argus [South Africa] 11 Oct. 2011: 11. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 18 Nov. 2011. Mccray, Al. "VISIT TO HOMELESS SHELTER OPENS EYES TO THEIR PLIGHT." St. Petersburg Times [St. Petersburg, FL] 19 Nov. 2010: 9. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 16 Nov. 2011. "Meaner streets for the homeless." America 1 Feb. 1997: 3. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 27 Oct. 2011. "OTDA Housing Bureau Garners Recognition for Commitment to Supportive Housing, Helping Homeless." Targeted News Service [TNS] 13 Nov. 2011. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 16 Nov. 2011. Photograph. COLORIBUS Advertising Archive Creative Advertising Archive. AdMe Group, LLC, 2004-2011. Web. 1 Dec. 2011.

16: Photograph. OBRag. OBRag.org, 2011. Web. 10 Nov. 2011. Photograph. The Youth Booth – Youth Services. Blogger, 8 Feb. 2011. Web. 1 Dec. 2011. Photograph. Wake Tech Athletics. Wake Technical Community College, 11 Nov. 2011. Web. 1 Dec. 2011. Schwendinger, Herman, and Julia Schwendinger. "Gimme Shelter: A Social History of Homelessness in Contemporary America." Social Justice 19.1 (1992): 144+. Student Resources in Context. Web. 31 Oct. 2011. "Study shows homelessness on the rise across Conn." New Haven Register [New Haven, CT] 11 Aug. 2011. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 1 Nov. 2011. Sturgeon, Julie. "Finding a good home: homelessness is a sticky issue with many social implications and few solutions." Parks & Recreation May 2007: 48+. Student Resources in Context. Web. 27 Oct. 2011.

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