In the year 1984, October 1st, two Holy Cross Priests had the mere idea of creating a foundation to help the poor and homeless. By renting a house they started their own idea, by bringing in their first guest and creating something that will forever remain to offer hospitality. Slowly but surely, this organization formed many new members of volunteers to help as well. Not only did the volunteers increase, services were established that this organization offers, and many people from all over the Phoenix area started to send in donations such as clothes, blankets, and medical needs. Andre House of Hospitality is a non-profit organization, and because of this, they rely on “us”, the community, to do our part to help the less unfortunate. There
Homeless in the United States (U.S) as a Vulnerable Group Vulnerability, the propensity to harm, is caused by an interaction flanked by the obtainable resources to persons and communities as well as the life problems they encounter. However, vulnerability develops from developmental challenges, individual incapacities, underprivileged social status, insufficiency of interpersonal systems and supports, tainted neighborhoods and settings, and the multifaceted contacts of these aspects over the life course. However, the priority given to unreliable vulnerabilities/their neglect reflects social values. Vulnerable group include racial and ethnic minority, uninsured, underinsured, low-income children, frail older adults, mentally disabled, and homeless among others (Clapham & Clapham, David, 2015).
Homelessness is a struggle that most people don’t know, or that people ignore because they frown on homeless people. These people frown on homeless people because the homeless are often unshaven ruff looking people that had a bad turn in life, this life changing event that turned them into what some people frown upon. These people are frowned upon by so many but the people that frown upon them have no idea what their going through.
In recent years, the Long Beach homeless population has unfortunately increased. This includes an increase of children living in tents, cars and homeless encampments. By working together, the city, state, and federal governments can enact policies and programs that will more effectively serve homeless people. Although current policies are already in place, the laws and regulations can be re-defined to include more affordable housing and services. Everyone has to keep in mind the homeless people don’t always choose homelessness it is often a forced situation.
Since homelessness can be a very general topic, homelessness in Toronto will be the focus. In order to end homelessness, new tactics needs to be explored. These tactics include finding more funds, trying another approach to giving homeless people homes, funding more rehabilitation and more. First off, a program that is called "housing first" would be the main goal as well as funding rehabilitation to help people with alcohol or drug addictions. The "housing first" program is a program that puts those who are homeless in an apartments for a fraction of the regular cost until they can get back on their feet.
The elderly homeless population in the United States have services in place. As mention previously, this population are at a greater disadvantages from the norm because of their living condition and limit services. According to some studies previously done, there is a specific age group that is in more disadvantages of services because they do not meet the federal or state qualification guidelines for services. The National Coalition for the Homeless, it is movement group not for profits organization aim to advocate for the vulnerable, and forgotten homeless population.
With the increased use of housing-based assistance programs being created, there is a positive outlook for homeless looking for assistance getting back on their feet by acquiring affordable housing. The ability to apply and gain benefits through state and federal programs is helping to provide food and some financial assistance to the homeless population as well as a community outreach programs being deployed in cities all over the country. New opportunities for employment and training are available for those who are homeless and looking to get back into the workforce and get off the street. The road ahead for the homeless population is, of course, paved with struggles and detours, but with the continued efforts of our country, states and communities we can work together to aid in the reduction of homelessness with the continued efforts in creating and maintaining affordable housing programs, assistance programs, and workforce development
The purpose of their study was to establish a better understanding of the characteristics of the mentally-ill homeless adults. Upon the collection of data through a review of the archived shelter medical records of the 74 subjects included in the study, the researchers aggregated and analyzed the data, calculating the medication adherence rates for the previous 30days. Mental illness and substance use disorders in the study were identified in 67.6 percent and 44.6 percent of the participants respectively. These findings prompted the acknowledgement that homeless individuals suffering from mental illness that specialized transitional shelters serve constitutes of population whose psychiatric, social and mental needs are complex. Thus, the characteristics of homeless populations are complicated by the numerous needs that need systematic assessment and thoughtful addressing to enhance the likelihood of successful outcomes (Viron, Bello, Freudenreich, & Shtasel, 2014).
It’s makes me so emotional that these people don’t have a stable warm place to lay there head at night. The agency that I found that was useful for people that are homeless is HPRP (Homeless, persons Representation Project). They are located on 201 Charles street, suite 1104 Baltimore Md, 21201.
y all across Canada there has been a big issue on Aboriginal homelessness, in this paper I will be talking about a program that has been created and planned of to what the program has to offer. Homelessness in Aboriginal population is in need of programs and services to make a change in the lives of those affected. The number has been estimated for homelessness in Canada is between 15,000 to 300,000 individuals experience homelessness in Canada (Segaert, 2012).
SHOW CONNECTION Jon Kurht’s article “When helping doesn't help” is a personal narrative discussing Kurht’s experience managing a homeless shelter, and discussing the hardships and complications that come with helping the homeless. Kuhrt notably states that shelters “actually bred further cynicism and depression in those young people because many were ashamed of what they were doing - they knew they were profiting from the naivety and kindness of others.” Logos can be found within the reasoning and conclusions found by Kurht. SHOW CREDIBILITY
In this assignment I designed and executed my own evaluation for Veteran Affairs homeless program. In this program the VA believes that no veteran should be without a home. This program is through Hunter Holmes McGuire and is run by social workers. During my research I spoke with a Social Worker that works in this program, her name is Ms. Terry. When speaking with her about this program she said that she tries to have a schedule, but that schedule can be interrupted by veterans coming in with a crisis or other critical issue that may arise.
In my experience, my homeless clients have engaged in high risk health behaviors and neglected their health. These high risk behaviors include substance abuse, criminal activity, incarceration, and unsafe sex practices. As a result these individuals experience high disease burdens and mortality rates. Boston Health Care for the Homeless estimated that the total annual expenditures from ER visits was $16,011,738 annually (Thakarar, Morgan, Gaeta, Hohl, & Drainoni, 2015). “Multiple factors have been identified as predictors of frequent ER use in homeless persons such as older age, previous hospital admissions and emergency room visits, multiple primary care visits, perceived inadequate mental health care, poor health status, and HIV” (Thakarar, et al., 2015). Previous studies have shown that homeless individuals are frequent emergency room (ER) users and this leads to high health care costs (Thakarar, et al., 2015). Several clinical trials have shown that interventions such as intensive case management programs, assertive community treatment teams, or supportive housing can reduce frequent ER visits and hospital costs. (Thakarar, et al., 2015). The cost of providing case management needs to be weighed against the value of
Specific purpose: To persuade my audience to be more involved in homelessness in Memphis TN. Central idea: To donate their time and effort to help the homeless. introduction Whether it’s from starvation, mental illness or even cold even climate change, the homelessness has to deal with these types of situation every day. Homelessness has increase dramatically in our city, and with poverty rates increasing it is no surprise.