Homelessness is Where the Disheartened Are<br />The Invisible Society<br />
<ul><li> In 2007 3.5 million people homeless in the U.S.
Of the 3.5 million homeless 1.35 million were children
38.5% of the estimated homeless are children under 18
Accurate count for total homelessness is currently impossible </li></ul>Homelessness Does Not Discriminate <br />
Homelessness is Not a Crime<br />“The simple fact is that until the face of homelessness through the eyes of our society has changed, there can be no real change or solution” <br />
What Can Be Done to Help<br /><ul><li>A clearinghouse database would allow each homeless individual to register as a homeless person.
Registration terminals would be widely available in public places.
This would create less repetitive paperwork for everyone.
Would also yield a much clearer demographic of the homeless population. </li></li></ul><li>How to Spread the Message<br />A mass media campaign using a public service announcement would help change the preconceived misconception of homeless individuals. <br />
What Next?<br />Individual organizations that offer assistance would channel assistance into one agency, making a stronger organization with more revenue, sources, and ideas with which to work. <br />
“Homelessness is a social illness - not a social class.”<br /><ul><li> Everyone deserves a home
These aggressive steps will make life-altering differences
Allow homeless to become homeless to be self-sufficient members of society</li></li></ul><li>Homelessness can Happen to Anyone<br />“Not all homeless people are liars and thieves. There are a lot of good people who have had bad things happen to them.”<br />