How to Help the Homeless

By: Breeley O, Elisa M, Gia S, Eli B

What does it mean to be homeless?

homelessness is the condition of people without a regular dwelling. People who are homless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing, or lack "fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence.
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The 5 W's

Who-homeless people

What-People are becoming homeless

When-present

Where-people across the world

Why-Poverty, depression, unemployment, go on debt and can't pay it off or can't afford to pay rent.

Why is this important?

This is important because homeless people are starving, freezing, and not getting a good education. This is a problem that is affecting people world-wide. They go throughout the day without food, water, or shelter and have to survive the weather's harsh conditions on their own.
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How can we help?

  • Make a list of shelters to give.
  • Give food
  • Give money
  • Give recyclables
  • Donate clothing
  • Donate a bag of groceries
  • Donate toys
  • Volunteer at a shelter
  • Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  • Tutor homeless children
  • Take homeless children on trips
  • Have your company/school have a fundraiser
  • Employ the homeless

Facts

  • Over half a million people are homeless.
  • One quarter of homeless people are children.
  • Tens of thousands of veterans are homeless.
  • Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness amoung women.
  • Many people are homeless because they can't afford rent.
  • There are fewer places to rent than before.
  • In the last few years millions have lost their homes.
  • The government does help as much as you think.
  • 1 in 5 homeless people suffers from untreated severe mental illness.
  • Cities are increasingly making homelessness a crime.