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If there was 1 way you could help the homeless what would it be?

I would make sure they all had a warm place to stay in the winter..I always see them sleeping on the streets with blankets and it is freezing out there...

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Asked by honesty33 at 4:12 PM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Readily available mental health facilities and institutions.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 4:15 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • have a program where they can exchange work for meals, shelter, clothing, healthcare

    Answer by shay1130 at 4:21 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Give them the resources to be self-sufficient and get good jobs to get back on their feet, and the resources to help heal any addictions.

    Answer by MommaTurbo at 4:22 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Job training and counseling. Once you hit bottom, how do you escape? How do you look for a job? How do you update your resume? What address do you list for your residence? What phone number for contact? What do you tell prospective employers about how you became homeless? What do you tell your new coworkers? Should you even TELL your new coworkers?

    Answer by geminilove at 4:22 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Along with buildings for space, (not just mental health facilities), they need to know people care. Let them work and have a right to invest their money into getting cars for themselves. IF ANYONE out there has a car it's well known how much work is required to obtain, maintain and keep a car. In some family the car is a possession of status, but for a person with nothing, a car is a life. With some people a car is just a symbol of macho, or something to get a date, a lure, but for a person with nothing they need to know if that date dumps them, they can keep a car. Something needs to be done with JOBS. JOBS ARE TOO SCARCE>

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:26 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Employers can offer sandwiches free of charge until they have enough paycheck for rent, and for food. Until this happens, how in one day can a person work with no meals. Could this be available if homelessness is spiking? If not prisons only, where they are only let out to go to those buildings and many on a list, could they have meals for work? Most cities should have this by now, did they drop these programs again, or what/

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Give them resources to find health care, jobs, and a stable place to live even if temporary. As well as rehab services if they have an addiction. Teach a man to fish. Give them the resources and allow them to put in place the right course of action.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:43 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Make the VA programs for those in this situation better since as of 2008 23% of the homeless were veterans.

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 7:15 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • There is no "could" there is "can" if you have the time to reply to this post you have the time to do something, even if it is something small.

    Answer by annabellelee at 10:40 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Elect the kind of people to congress and to your state that can propose and pass programs that actually will do some good for those homeless that want to be helped...some don't. I would much rather see my tax dollars go to this kind of aid than to the unions or car company and bank bailouts. Don't vote for anything with a D this year. Our country is bleeding out thanks to the current regime.

    Answer by annabarred at 11:08 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

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