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I think to end the homeless problems starts long before the homelessness starts. When people exspecially single men are in need of help to stay indoors the help is non exisitant. Public and private assistance is only geared to help once your on the streets!
Because of this we build the homeless population, making numbers to show how bad the problem is instead of prevention. The city and state could make some job positions to help out, the positions normally are high pay/ high education or my faverite volunteer. Turning some volunteer jobs to minimum wage could put someone to work. We pay for assistants for all kinds of jobs.
Lack of funding in non profits make it hard to keep good programs. When volunteers cant keep their bills paid and the roof over their heads it makes it impossible to keep volunterring. So another program down or just not able to start. The next time your thinking about the where to put your IRA interst, think about investing in people! Not your stock broker! People can let you down (sure). People can give you a return on your money that just more money cant!
When it all boils down ALL THAT MATTERS IS PEOPLE!
posted 3 years, 6 months ago
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