People on the streets need our help. Some of them are involved in violence that they didn't cause. You need to think of how you would feel if you were homeless and had nothing to go to, nothing to eat or drink, nobody to see or talk to. Please think !
They are only on the street from a problem they had in life. It is not there fault, so why punish them even more? If you were homeless you would want people to help you so why not help them. It might be you on the street next. Think. Now.
Our homeless are our responsibility as a society. The vast majority of our homeless are unmedicated mentally ill individuals. How can we ignore them and act as though they do not exist blows my mind. We as a nation need to work together to come up with a solution for our homeless.
Wouldn't you like help if you had suffered a great hardship that put you on the streets? They are people just like you and me and deserve to be treated that way. By saying they shouldn't be helped is like saying unemployment or the food stamps program should stop too.
Homelessness can be a cause of laziness. That's what the common population views it as, but what we don't see are ALL the other factors that come into it. For example everyone has felt as loss with the economy, more and more people are losing their jobs. And yeah, we say why don't you just get a job a McDonalds? Easy enough? NO! Because when we think of a homeless person we think of middle aged men that beg for money and cigarettes. But how do you think homeless families survive off of a $7.25 and hour paycheck. They have to pay for food, shelter, schooling for the children. This leads to the issue of overly prices apartments. Then natural disaster can play a roll, when people get their houses destroyed when they are already struggling, is that their fault? Another big issue that I have are the number of people with mental disabilities that are homeless. When they are thrown out on the streets when mental institutions close or when jails are too full to pick them up, which that's where the majority of them get placed! And once they're in the jails they do not get proper treatment, therefore they act up and may get even more time in prison. So I do think that we as a community, as a nation, should help one another. Because yes, there might be that stereotypical homeless man that begs for money and cigarettes, but in any social issue that we have there will be ones that cheap the system. But there are also families and children that are homeless, and they DO need help.
We really need to help those homeless people that sleep on chairs and hardly do anything in their life but beg for money so they can buy one little piece of food. One day I was walking home and I saw a man eating out of a trashcan. I felt really bad since I just got some KFC and I thought I was being mean but then I remembered that it was their fault, they don't want to work and their fault they're to lazy to pay rent. So,the real question. Homeless people; good or bad?
The government has the money but they are just too bothered to spend their money on what matters to them, but then when they realize it they realize that they spent their money on worthless things like the army. I mean the army already has enough equipment for their 'fighting' so the government goes and spends their money on themselves. Like stuff they don't need, cars, house stuff, (lol) and the money they could be spending is homeless peoples' house. It's not much too ask? Nah, just weird.
We need to commit ourselves to this situation because we are actually helping ourselves by helping them. Many of these people turn to burglars & armed robbery when they are frustrated, and guess who they attack? You and I. If we help them out of the mess, we reduce the number horrifying things that they may do.
You wouldn't want to be in a situation where you need help and because you were selfish and unwilling to help, you find yourself needing help and not finding it. Everyone is one paycheck away and all homeless became homeless because of circumstances our of their control but some stayed that way because of depression etc...
I definitely think that we can do a much better job of helping the homeless people of this country. There are so many reasons that one can become homeless, and I sincerely think that no one ever sets out to end up in this situation. I especially think there should be more resources made available for mental health care for individuals needing it. Some middle-aged people who have been taken care of their entire lives by caring parents become homeless, once their parents die and they are left to tend to themselves. Sometimes, one is just not capable of doing that, and that is where we should step in to help in a compassionate, non-judgmental way.
Since we already have a variety of social services designed to aid single mothers, seniors, the disabled and the unemployed, it only makes sense that we create a national system to deal with homeless citizens.
There is documented evidence of the government unfairly causing people to be homeless. For example, the Internal Revenue Service is notorious for these cases every day in this country.
No one ever knows when they might suddenly find themselves without a home. Whether a house fire without insurance tossed you out in the street, or the company you have worked for the last 20 years went bankrupt and left you to dry, there are many reasons to be homeless. Without help, it is almost impossible to get out of that situation once you are homeless. No one will hire someone without an address, a phone, and the ability to bathe regularly. Charity starts at home. More money should be put into helping the homeless in America, instead of feeding third world countries. People are starving in your neighborhood, so stop ignoring the problem at home.
Handling the homeless problem will offer assistance to individuals who face addictions, financial hardships, and those with families. The economic recession has forced many people out of their homes, and they just need a hand in finding a job, shelter, and a place to live. Those with alcohol or drug problems should receive treatment, so that they can also find a proper housing and jobs.
Primarily, the homeless people don't have the opportunities available to buy a home. Something happened to them, economically, and the homeless can't take it upon themselves to adapt to the new economic situation. In a natural setting, those who can't adapt to new situations perish. So, why should the world of housing and business be any different? I say let them live out the results of their situational efforts, regardless of the fairness of it.
Why is it our job, that being a tax payer, to give personal resources? We give way too much to those that are able bodied. The government has made it too easy to get something for nothing. We are struggling in a recession because we give bail outs; big businesses all the way down the ladder to over indulged citizens that feel a sense of entitlement. It has to stop.
I believe that no because some homeless people may be druggies on the freeway and may be terrible for our family. So I disagree that the society should commit to handling the homeless situation. Also, I heard that many people didn't help the homeless ones in the freeway so I was thinking that maybe I shouldn't help the homeless people too. So I'll say no to this situation.
I work within a system that sees homeless of all types - singles, families, single-parent families, vets without a VA pension, individuals stating they are disabled &receiving SSI, individuals stating the are disabled & not receiving SSI (denied by SSA based on medical documentation), parolees from other areas stuck in this county for the length of their parole. In One single county, I would say maybe 3 of every 100 "homeless applications" are truly homeless. Our tax dollars have not only paid for temp housing at area motels (If fortunate to use only 5 rooms for 12 months, cost to tax payers $55,000 and that's for only FIVE rooms over a 12 month period), and the homeless keep coming. They come because we've paid $1,000+ for security/rent for new housing and the rent wasn't paid since; They come because their family is done with their 'do nothing/pay nothing' presence in their own struggling household and toss them out; they come because the majority of states will not give a single individual 'welfare' when the only one they need to support is themselves yet won't work or even try; they come because last month's boy or girl friend is old news and the public assistance grant won't be enough to cover the rent/heat/elec without the ex's grant, have to be placed in a motel until they make new housing arrangements, usually with another new boy/girlfriend. They come because the VA tossed them out of their rehab program because they unsuccessfully completed the program; They come because the legal system says parolees, sex offenders and probationers have to serve their 'out' time in the county where they committed the offense; They come because they were fired from or quit another job where they didn't work long enough to be eligible for unemployment. They come because they blew the entire SSI check and have no way to pay for rent, utilities, and need to be housed the rest of the month until the next check comes. If we find and pay to get the individual into housing, the first comes and guess what... Occasionally there is a homeless person/family needing help due to a fire but not often. The building being condemned is not necessarily the landlord being remiss - he wants his money - but there's been an increase in places being declared inhabitable due to extreme hazards like animal feces all over the residence, neglect, purposeful damage. We need to ask the right questions. And come up with better answers.