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Facts:
https://projecthome.org/how-to-help/advocate/facts-homelessness
My Consultant
THE END!
Homelessness
by Keo Thivarat
Nationwide:
- January 2013 approximately 610,042

- 215,344 unsheltered location

Philadelphia:
- At any given time there are at least 650 homeless people living in the streets (400 Center City)

- 396,698 sheltered location
(Run by Non-Profit Organizations
churches, Federal, & States)
Why the homeless?
- Work in the city

- See them almost daily

- What happened?!?!

- Any friends or family?

- The struggle they go through…

The struggles they go through
- They are constantly fighting for their life against death
- They have to beg for food and money
- Society looks down on them
- Winter are the toughest
- About 40% are veterans :(
- Hundreds die yearly from diseases,
lack of nutrition, starvation, and hypothermia.

- John
- 44 years old
- Homeless since the early 2000's
- Divorced
- Has 2 kids

- Lost his job
- Wife left
- Became homeless
Met 3 years ago
SAINT JOHN’S HOSPICE
1221 Race Street Philadelphia, PA
-Lunch Program 12-1 pm
- Thanksgiving's donation from Temple Uni.
- Started operations on September 7th, 1963
- In 1986, Saint John’s became a part of Catholic Social
Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
- Provides a noon meal to 300-350 people each weekday.
- Offer casework services to link with shelter, substance abuse,
- Also offer showers, donated clothing, and personal hygiene
articles to those who need this assistance.
medical, employment, and other services. (short/long term)
Each year homeless outreach organizations
engage over 5,500 individuals living on the
street, in cars, abandoned buildings,
train/bus stations, abandoned buildings,
and other places not meant
for human habitation.
Different types of homelessness
-Short-term: Months
-Long-term: Years
-Chronic (the most vulnerable): They tend to have high rates of behavioral health problems, including severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders, conditions that may be exacerbated by physical illness, injury or trauma.
Ending and Preventing Homelessness
-Develop effective solutions for those on the street, including targeted outreach and appropriate facilities and services, particularly for persons with substance-abuse and mental-health problems

-Strengthen the system of shelter and services that enable persons who are homeless to make the transition to stability and job readiness

-Provide permanent solutions – jobs and housing – so that people can break the cycle of homelessness and become stable and productive citizens

-Strengthen homelessness prevention programs so that no one ends up in shelters or on the streets; this includes reinvesting in economically vulnerable neighborhoods, improving the school system, making sure people have access to health care, and providing jobs at a living wage
About a week ago
He has been feeding the homeless about 100 meals a week since 1990. As of October, it's now illegal to feed the homeless in public in Ft. Lauderdale. Abbott faces 60 days and a fine of $500 for each arrest. He said he will keep feeding them. "These are the poorest of the poor. They have nothing. They don't have a roof over their heads. Who can turn them away?"
Homelessness is the condition of people without a regular dwelling.
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