Homeless Education

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Homeless Education

  1. 1. Anthony Wallace, CALA, ND Executive Administrator P.C.D.I Healthcare and Consultants of Texas 12/28/2010 Nutrition and The Homeless Population
  2. 2. American Homeless Crisis <ul><li>In America, there are more than 2.2 Million people that area affected by hunger. </li></ul><ul><li>Over half of the 2.2 million people are children. </li></ul><ul><li>We are answering the call of many homeless children that are in need of a nutritious meal. </li></ul><ul><li>This brochure is to raise awareness and to find a solution to combat hunger. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>I picked this topic because of the answers that are need regarding local government programs. </li></ul><ul><li>I want my readers to explore their option to combat hunger and prevent disease. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Cause and Effect of Homelessness <ul><li>Causes </li></ul><ul><li>Lost of income </li></ul><ul><li>Mental disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of funds from government housing programs </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough money to supplement city programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Effects </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of jobs to stimulate the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Lucid patients in the city causing high medical and jail cost </li></ul><ul><li>Increase more funding from the government. </li></ul><ul><li>Data support for increase funding and supplies. Raise awareness for more support staff and shelters. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Stats for Texans <ul><li>According to The state of Texas Census commission Texas has a population of 2,451,730 people state wide. </li></ul><ul><li>265,000 Texas are estimated to be homeless within the year. </li></ul><ul><li>There are actually 79,000 people homeless at this time. </li></ul><ul><li>Burt, M., Aron, L., Lee, E., and Jesse Valente. 2001. Helping America’s Homeless: Emergency Shelter or Affordable Housing? Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt2Qj6aJ_bA </li></ul><ul><li>This is a link to a video on Homeless children and nutrition </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Solutions <ul><li>The state can ask for additional monies to provide program to its citizens based on the projected need of homeless individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to have more providers in the city willing to aide homeless victims with clothes, food , and shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to increase education through out the community to promote the giving spirit and to stop the stereotypes of homeless clients. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Who are our clients vs. the Stereotypes <ul><li>The Stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the stereotypes of the homeless populations consist of </li></ul><ul><li>Junkies </li></ul><ul><li>Bums </li></ul><ul><li>Lazy people </li></ul><ul><li>Careless people </li></ul><ul><li>Uneducated </li></ul><ul><li>Ex-cons </li></ul><ul><li>The over looked population </li></ul><ul><li>Most people tend to over look the fact that most end up on the street due to economic jobs loss or sickness. </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Business professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Educated persons </li></ul><ul><li>All the above are not immune from becoming homeless. The problem if not resolved will result in a drain on our city resources for medical and can result into criminal activity. </li></ul>
  8. 8. References <ul><li>Burt, M., Aron, L., Lee, E., and Jesse Valente. 2001. Helping America’s Homeless: Emergency Shelter or Affordable Housing? Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube.com, journey man, 2008 </li></ul>

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