Homelessness

HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness Shelters!

WE NEED TO BUILD MORE HOMELESS SHELTERS BECAUSE RESEARCH SHOWS PEOPLE THAT LACK PERMANENT OR STABLE RESIDENCE HAVE FEW OPTIONS OF A SHELTER BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL FILLED AND DON’T HAVE ANY SPACE LEFT. IN JUST ONE STUDY ALONE, 12 OF 23 CITIES SURVEYED, HAD TO TURN DOWN PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY WERE FULL. FURTHERMORE, SIX OF THE SURVEYED CITIES STATED THAT AFTER THIS
FURTHERMORE, SIX OF THE SURVEYED CITIES STATED THAT AFTER THIS SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO NEEDED A HOME CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

The word 'Hobo'

Some people think that the word Hobo is another word for homeless and use it in the wrong way, but really when you use it you are using it in a derogatory way, though you may not mean it that way. The word Hobo really means a derogatory word for a person wanders from place to place and usually does odd jobs for a living.

THE WELCOME HOUSE!

Linda is the manager for the Peace Dale welcome house. The welcome House is the orange building behind the people.

A Walk For Homelessness!


sponsored a walk to raise money and awareness. It is was a 10k walk that began at the Peace Dale Congregational church at 9:00 am. This was a community event. You too can help by organizing a community event for the homeless.




HOMELESSNESS FACTS!

1: homeless persons live in or on camping grounds, trailer parks, hotels, and motels.

2: 39% of homelessness is children under the of 18.

3: on average, homeless people stay in a shelter for 5.7 months.

4: 22% of women become homeless because of domestic violence.

5: 34% of homeless are or were veterans who served.

6: 26% of homeless people have some type of mental illness.

7: all homeless people do not fit into one general description.

8: affordable housing, adequate income, and health care are some basic needs shared by homeless people.

9: most homeless single adults are males.

10: people that live on streets and or live in shelters are homeless.





Homelessness

How to help homelessness in your Community!

First find out how man homeless shelters are in your community. Then if you can, try to email them and ask them what products they need or if they have a website see if they have a list of things they need. Then get together with a group of friends that have the same interest in helping the community or even in helping homeless people once they agree pick a product you want to give them, it could be as simple as pennies. Then you will need to advertise. make posters and hang them up. They should be specific. Now you have to wait and see if any one supports your cause. On your poster make sure you include dates(when it begins and ends). when your product drive is over ask an adult to drive you and your friends to the shelter along with your collection of products.


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