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Who are the Homeless?

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A mash-up of info from Change.org\'s End Homelessness blog, Invisible People TV, National Alliance to End Homelessness\' FAQ and the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless\' wisdom gained from over 25 years …

A mash-up of info from Change.org\'s End Homelessness blog, Invisible People TV, National Alliance to End Homelessness\' FAQ and the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless\' wisdom gained from over 25 years of sheltering.


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  • 1. Who are the Homeless?
    A Short Introduction
  • 2. Why you don’t want to learn about homelessness
  • 3. With a willingness to make mistakes.
    “Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?”
    -Phillip Roth
    How to learn about a seemingly impossible problem like homelessness.
  • 4. With skepticism and openness.
    “O my body, make of me always a [person] who questions!” –Franz Fanon
    How to learn about a seemingly impossible problem like homelessness.
  • 5. With a big heart.
    “Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” -Martin Luther King, Jr
    How to learn about a seemingly impossible problem like homelessness.
  • 6. Homelessness is the condition of not having a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
    What’s homelessness?
  • 7. If the shelter had only ten clients…
    7 White
    1 Hispanic
    1 Black
    1 Native American
    4 will work
    6 will be unemployed
    5 will stay 7 days or less
    3 veterans
    3 will have mental health issues
    4 will have substance abuse issues
    8 men
    2 women
    The Numbers
  • 8. Who becomes homeless?
    Families
    Victims of domestic violence
    Veterans
    Persons with mental illness
    Persons suffering from addiction
    Minimum wage employees
    There is only one generalization that adequately describes the homeless:
    they don’t have a house.
  • 9. The most proximate cause of homelessness is poverty. This, combined with a lack of affordable housing borne by declining government support, has created a housing crisis for poor people.
    How do people become homeless?
  • 10. What issues affect the homeless?
  • 11. Looking more deeply
  • 12. In their own words

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