Are there any homeless programs that have been successful in getting homeless off the streets permanently?
Yes. Housing 4 Health, formerly known as Access to Housing for Health has clients who have been in stable housing for more than a decade. The program is for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions. They receive priority consideration for Sec 8, (they can jump the waitlist) and are often stabilized in a
No one chooses to be homeless. No one chooses to sleep on cement, the ground, or in a tent.Who wants to have a bowel movement on the street? Who wants to smell? Who wants to live with the threat of being raped? assaulted ? have rats crawl over your face when you're sleeping?People become homeless
They don't stay healthy. Lots of people try to help them, but they go into a steady decline, and lots of them die if somebody doesn't get them off the streets. People living homeless are in danger. They're exposed to the
this might sound crazy but the best way to reduce the number of homeless is to pay for their housing, crazy right?Often homelessness comes down to a lack of money for various needs as well as a lack of stability. People in pain are more likely to abuse substances and the
I lived in shelters during much of the time I was homeless. There's good folks who volunteer at shelters, don't get me wrong. There's folks who get into that for the right reasons-to do good for their fellow man who has come onto
I'm afraid you don't understand a lot about homeless people, neither do others replying here.I had a group of people here from India. They were very poor. They were shocked at how many obese people were in America.I had to explain that
Why do we give money to homeless people when it is the Government's duty to take care of its people?
It is not the task of the government to take care of its people per se. A government's role is to protect the sovereignty of the nation it represents, to essentially create a safe space, free from intrusion, corruption, criminality, insanity invasion and all those
You want the truth? Sure some are. It can make you feel incredibly free. I knew a guy once who rode the rails. He wasn't an alcoholic, he never did drugs. He had even graduated high school. He could've gotten out of the life anytime he
Like all people on earth, every homeless person is different.I have met more than one that simply had no desire to have a fixed home and a lot of possessions.The most recent was a hitchhiker (and his dog) making their standard huge circle around the country, following the weather, seeing - but never imposing on
Are the numbers of homeless increasing or are attempts at reducing the number of homeless a totally working?
The numbers of homeless are most certainly increasing for several reasons. 1.) Undocumented aliens are probably one of the main reasons. That is because they are not factored into the population because they are seeking asylum for various reasons but never report back to
Are there any homeless programs that have been successful in getting homeless off the streets permanently?
Yes. Housing 4 Health, formerly known as Access to Housing for Health has clients who have been in stable housing for more than a decade. The program is for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions. They receive priority consideration for Sec 8, (they can jump the waitlist) and are often stabilized
Could tiny house communites ease the homeless problem? They would allow autonomy, while still making it easier to provide services.
Simple answer - no.Someone comes up with this idea at least once a week. They've watched a few YouTube videos and seen how small these houses are, and stories of how people build them for between $5–10k and think it's the perfect answer to homelessness.Well it's
Not the one I stayed in. Its an old house about 800 sq ft. The door had two dead bolts. The livingroom had two plastic chairs. The kitchen sink had running water. One light over the sink. No decorations on the walls. The fridge was old and loud. There was no stove or
Firstly there is an assumption you are making innately in your question: That homeless people need help looking for jobs. This is a rather ignorant thing to assume. Many homeless people:Already have jobsAlready have the skills needed to look for work if they don't have a job and
No one chooses to be homeless. No one chooses to sleep on cement, the ground, or in a tent.Who wants to have a bowel movement on the street? Who wants to smell? Who wants to live with the threat of being raped? assaulted ? have rats crawl over your face when you're sleeping?People become homeless because of mental health
Do you have any idea about jobs in orphans or old age homes for homeless women (security problem in this society) looking for a job and shelter? If they want to help others and need shelter and job, what is the best source?
No, not unless you are able to attend to a community college, trade school or four year college WITH a dorm to train or get a degree for such a job. (Which is another topic for another day. Just avoid rip-off for profit schools
Given the homeless shelters and women's shelters available in America, why are there still homeless people on the streets?
As previously mentioned, many times shelters just don't have enough room for everyone who needs a bed for the night. Therefore, many are forced to fend for themselves any way they can.I have never actually stayed at a homeless shelter, but when I moved to a new
I can't answer the question for all homeless people, but as a board member of a non-profit that helps adults with mental health illness recover their lives and dignity, I know many wonderful people who I am happy to call friends and are now employed who have recovered from homelessness. The ‘easiest way', which is still incredibly difficult is
It is a very complicated proposition. What is most troubling is that a person who is experiencing homelessness is rarely seen as being in crisis. Homelessness has become to be accepted as the norm with people on the street have nothing being viewed as annoyances to the public by engaging
I don't know the context of the situation, so I'll tell you something from experience.Being homeless was extremely embarrassing to me. If people aren't mean, they're condescending and pitying. I didn't want to be seen as a
It's hard, but not impossible. I know people who were on-air national anchors for major news organizations who were homeless for a month or more. They were crashing on friend's couches, in their car, and staying in a hotel once a week
Dear Questioner,People become homeless for various reasons:Wanted to get out of an abusive family.Wanted to leave a drug-addicted family.Have addictions.Family members died.Have mental problems.Cannot hold down a sustainable job.Their families threw them out of the house.Cannot get references they need for
It's not specifically harder for a homeless person than any other person, except that in being homeless, everything is a bit harder.There are various eligibility requirements for Section 8 housing, which vary by state and sometimes city. These requirements can be cumbersome and completing the process can be difficult for many homeless, compounded by
It sounds like a good idea, right? It's not. Listen, there are all kinds of homelessness, just as there are lots of homeless people. Some stay on people' couches on a rotating basis. Some stay in cheap hotels. Some stay in various
I have lots of food left over from our fasting and was going to give to my non religious neighbour for good gesture and a homeless shelter, but now hesitating. Would non religious people eat food prepared for a religious reason?
Oh, my, I would! And I've had food from just about every faith's celebrations and loved it all! Not just the different tastes, but the meaning and tradition that goes along with it.I can afford my own food. Our family traditions are lined up on the
If you've been homeless at some point in your life and feel comfortable answering, what are some things people can do that will actually help the homeless?
Well, Isabella, I have been homeless many times. The best thing to give me is money. Then I can get what I need. I'm 6' 7
How interesting that you view others different then you and how they should have different rights because they don't follow what you think they should be doing. So lets look at what is actually going on and why (if at all) it should be a
Until a great man who wants to fix it comes along (or woman) it will be lived with rather than fixed probably. It's been going on for a real long time though and none has. Many people say that if the homeless would take responsibility for themselves and work harder they could have homes. Maybe this is the
The best place, in my mind, is in your car, or better - your van if you have one. Not everyone does. After that, sleeping in public spaces - like hospital waiting rooms (don't look
Okay, so I'll take my time and answer what can be done about homeless people. This is a typical effort that single individuals can't afford to do. As this isn't a simple question, I'll write it as an answer to a separate
There could be a number of reasons. Loss of income, mental illness or drug addictions are just a few. Some people have been tricked out their homes by fraudulent agents. I've seen that happen a lot in NYC. Others are now homeless because properties are being sold to giant realtors and they can't
As a former homeless person my best advice is to manage your time wisely, you have little of it and others will gladly take it from you. To those who have never been homeless time may seem like it is the one thing a homeless person has
What city would be most hospitable to an out of state homeless person, specifically in terms of things like finding short term shelter and eventually getting back on their feet?
In terms of weather it's best to go somewhere warm year-round to avoid the worst effects of living outdoors. Not that you have to live in the Mohave Desert exactly but it shouldn't get too to cold where it's ever dangerous to sleep outside in non-exessive amounts of clothing. Granted, if that does happen there's a good chance
I was homeless in Chicago for almost 2 months. And here's my usual day routine.I sleep in a shelter and we're forced to wake up at 5am. If you want to have breakfast, you have to attend an hour church service. After service, we're served breakfast in the dining hall for about 15 minutes. After breakfast, you
What do homeless people prefer? Money, food, or time?Money. It covers all their needs.Food is nice, but most don't have anywhere to keep food beyond what they need right now, or at most, today. There's no place to keep perishables at
Tacoma Homeless Shelter: What to expect:The first visit.You show up in the alley on your first night. Aim to be there roughly 4:45 or 5pm. DO NOT expect to get in that night, unless it is the first of the month (and sometimes not even at that point). Find the staff
Pack a care kit in a watertight gallon ziplock bag. Put the food stuff in a separate one inside the first. People may not use everything at first but if they don't get wet and destroyed these are things the will need. If you can, then put it
Do you know that government in all countries trying hard to solve this problem. But they failed in every way. The reason of their failure is that they try to treat symptoms instead of treating disease. It is like treating a high fevered person
this might sound crazy but the best way to reduce the number of homeless is to pay for their housing, crazy right?Often homelessness comes down to a lack of money for various needs as well as a lack of stability. People in pain are more likely to abuse substances and the stress can exacerbate mental
To quote my favourite dumb-ass ‘No body knows for sure, folks'.During the Labour Party's rule in the UK from 1997 to 2010, homelessness was almost eradicated by a concerted effort by government, and charities. But it costs too much and the individuals who would otherwise
One day a person came up to me and asked if I had eaten breakfast yet. It left it open for me to say yes or no. If I said yes, I would have had a meal. If not, the person could go on his way.The
The question asks for examples of
To be honest...a hug. Some kind words of encouragement or hope, so that i could remain with the tiniest piece of faith still left inside...that maybe, just maybe something would go better today. I felt super dehumanized. Although, when u saw me from the outside, you would never have guessed my situation...but...I knew how everyday i woke up
Now hold on a gosh darn minute! Reading some of the responses to this question I can see a massive lack of experience of being homeless and therefore much ignorance. I dont care if you work with the homeless, study them, chat with them, cos unless you have
As I've mentioned in many of my answers, I've been homeless on and off for several years. I'll list off for you some of my most common methods of feeding myself:I ) Recycling bottles (you can check trash cans for them, or walk along the side of a busy road) or asking for change from strangers to
They don't really live. Not in the conventional sense.We survive, we exist. Some of us show the pain and effects of our struggles. You see us talking (to anyone?) on street corners, huddled in doorways, underneath thin jackets, wearing summer clothes in winter.Others of us live in our cars, our belongings are either limited to the trunk
A few more items to add to the growing list:Social stigma: If a person has a vehicle or (even better) a camper they can use, then parking in some random parking lot for the night is more socially acceptable than sleeping at a shelter. Unfortunately, some shelter volunteers are
My answer is based on information gained directly from someone who spent 3 years living on the street, and has no problem with doing it again if need be.There are essentially three kinds of homeless people. Those who are there due to circumstances (lost job, big medical bills, etc).
Your question presumes that homeless people are ridiculed by society, which hasn't been established as a fact; it's more of an opinion. While it's true that in the U.S. there are people who do ridicule some homeless people, one can also find many examples of people being very supportive and kind towards
Everyone seems to have answers based on sociology or ideology, on how society views and treats men vs. women intangibly. However, there is a clear reason why more men than women are homeless. It is more dangerous to be a homeless woman than a homeless man.A woman sleeping on
Why do homeless people get taken to jail for being on the streets instead of being taken to homeless shelters?
There could be a number of reason why and I'm borrowing this for a sec & removing names and inputting alternative text.Do you think living on the streets easy?So discovered an who, soon after being released from prison for bank robbery, allegedly hurled
Interesting take on homelessness. I've worked my entire life and have never been a reckless spender. To the contrary, I was extremely responsible with my earnings, took seasonal jobs and freelance gigs to supplement my income, and shunned
for the same reasons as people who don't go out of their way to help those as well-off as they are.-they don't know this person, or how they behave-they might not have the money to help them-they need the money they do have for something else, or they are saving up-their money
In my college days, I had a fun-loving, wild, crazy friend with a heart of gold. He used to give money to the homeless whenever he could. One day, he passed a five dollar bill out of his window to a homeless man standing on the divider on a freeway exit. He
Why do so many veterans end up homeless after the military even though food, clothing and housing was provided for them and top of that they were paid monthly income and later college expenses? What did they spend all their money on?
Your assumption of veterans' benefits is inaccurate.As a disabled American veteran, please allow me to educate you with some facts.First, active duty U.S. military members do not get paid a living wage, so they are unable to save money for when they get out.
(a comment of mine that I left on another answer was very much well-recieved, and there was requests to have it posted as a separate answer)This idea of overweight homeless people is more common in countries like the USA, as others have explained here.A homeless person here in the Philippines is very much different.
I purchased a small flat using cash from my previous business once. It was a mistake, because even trying hard to find any job in that town, I never got one. And I wasn't able to live and keep that flat from the money I got from local social services. The house and
I will assume by everywhere the questioner is referencing the Untied States. I am not sure there are a lot of homeless in Antarctica. I am sure there are other places where the homeless population is non-existent or stable.In the United States, it
Because the people hired to do menial jobs are illegal immigrants hired by businesses that pay below minimum wage, observe no employee safety or health govt required work conditions. If the homeless were to be hired their employers would have to pay minimum wage and have to obey govt health and safety employ requirements,
I once stayed in a homeless shelter and my impression is that alot of homeless people actually enjoy the
Why don't homeless people just go stay with their families?My younger brother was homeless for three years. He spent the first year living in his car, and the last two years behind a dumpster at 7–11.I lived just up the street. Our older sister lives down the road.So, why didn't he
Hi, William,Can I just "pre-answer" this question? I want to put some thoughts down and maybe then come back to it?I think the question of homelessness in the US is quite unique, first off. I mean, there is the level amount - the numbers of people, families, unions, groups, that are homeless,
First Step Job Training Program - Coalition For The Homeless (coalition for the homeless.org) I've helped several homeless people find a job.I've had them go to places they can shower. I've find them clothes. I have two dentists who will work for free. As a
They don't stay healthy. Lots of people try to help them, but they go into a steady decline, and lots of them die if somebody doesn't get them off the streets. People living homeless are in danger. They're exposed to the elements, they're living
If someone was down on their fortune (homeless) and they came to you telling you they are hungry, would you feed them even if it was completely inconvenient for your schedule? Why or why not?
I was in a grocery store this past week and a man about 35 years old walked up to me and asked if I would pay for the food he had in his hand-carried basket. He said he was unemployed and he had his son with him for