HomelessIB Exhibition project by Olivia, Jacinta, Bawi Len,Justa, Laura
Central Idea:People’s actions have aneffect on the world.
Lines of InquiryPeople have a positive influence on thehomeless.People have a negative influence on thehomeless.People working together have thepower to make a change in the worldfor the homeless.
FACTS Homeless means someone who unfortunately donot have a home to live in. There are about 3 million people experiencinghomelessness worldwide. In 2012, the homeless population in the UnitedStates equals 633,782. In 2012, there were 162,246 homeless childrenin the United States. Five top homeless states:1. California (20.7%)2. New York (11.0%)3. Florida (8.7%)4. Texas (5.4%)5. Georgia (3.2%)
FACTS In 2012, 62% of the homeless weresheltered, which meant they stayedin emergency shelters or transitionalhousing. In 2012, 38% of the homeless wereunsheltered, which meant they livedon the streets, or in cars, inabandoned buildings, or other places.
Key Concept: CausationWhat causes homelessness?Loss of job, unable to pay for homeLow paying jobs; povertyLess secure jobs; hard to find jobsDecline in public assistanceLimited housing assistanceHousing too expensiveOut of jail
Key Concept: CausationWhat causes homelessness?Natural disasters, such astornadoes, earthquakes,hurricanesWars; Death of someoneDomestic Violence (abusivesituations)Mental illnessAddictions, such as alcohol or drugs
Key Concept: CHANGEHow did being homeless changepeople’s lives?No home; living in the streets, stores, churches, withother familiesNo moneyHungry all the time; eat leftoversWorn out clothesFeelings of sadness, depression, guilt, loneliness,worthlessExtremely cold in winter monthsHot and dehydrated in summer months
Key Concept: ResponsibilityWhat can people do for the homeless?Take Action!Understand who the homeless are- be a friend; treat them withrespect, treat them how you want to be treated; see them asindividuals and find out what they need; respond with kindnessBring food; feed themHave a fundraiserDonate money, recyclables, clothes, groceries, toys, things theyneedTutor the homeless; take them on tripsVolunteer at a homeless shelterTeach about the homeless
Homeless sHelterDid you know that we have a homeless shelter herein Milwaukee to the homeless? The place is calledthe Milwaukee Rescue Mission. It is located at:830 North 19thStreetMilwaukee, WI 53233www.milmission.org/
mIlWAUKee resCUe mIssIoNThe Milwaukee Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter that providescare and support to people who are in need. They have thefollowing programs: Safe Harbor – the Mission’s refuge forhomeless, hurting men Joy House – the place of safety andsupport for homeless mothers with children Cross Trainers Academy – a K-6thgrade Christianschool for at-risk children in the city of Milwaukeewww.milmission.org/
mIlWAUKee resCUe mIssIoNOn May 15th, 1893,Reverand B. Faye Millsand a group of Christianbusinessmen organizeMilwaukee RescueMission to help thehomeless. Since then,the Milwaukee RescueMission has reached outwith compassion for thepoor, hungry, andhomeless of thecommunity.www.milmission.org/
MILWAUKEE RESCUE MISSIONEach day, the Milwaukee Rescue Mission providefood and shelter up to 400 men, women, andchildren who might have nowhere else to turn to.The Milwaukee Rescue Mission also provide thetraining, support and guidance they need to rebuildtheir lives.www.milmission.org/
Our Action PlanWe collected 361 pairs of socks during the week ofApril 22nd, 2013 to April 26th, 2013.We visited the Milwaukee Rescue Mission on May 1st,2013.We donated socks to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.We took a tour inside the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.We helped clean their school busses and vans.
Things Learned 104 employees at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission 151 students in K4 to 6thgrade in Cross Trainers Academy, whichis a choice school for at risk kids Opens 24 hours Any person who needs a place to stay can come there and stay aslong as they need People there are placed in 6 months or one year programs to helpget them back on their feet Have had doctors, lawyers, engineers, pregnant teens Two moms and their children may have to share rooms due to thelimited space, but it is betterthan living in the streets or car People there are encouraged to go outand not just stay in their rooms all dayThere is a hospital close by but doctors andnurses volunteer their time to do medical checksPeople there get well fed with breakfast,lunch, and dinner; a variety of choices; buffet style