Anaheim's Growing Homeless Crisis: A Deeper Insight

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Helping The Homeless
One subject that simply can not be ignored no matter where you find yourself in Anaheim. The homeless population in Anaheim is rapidly growing and there seems to be no end to this conundrum. Sadly, these poor individuals can be found anywhere some small amount of shelter is. Thus, you can constantly find them lingering around parks or on the sides of freeways waiting to beg the next passerby for enough money to make it through the day. In Anaheim they can usually found at the various parks we have around the city. The heart of a person is only so delicate to feel remorse or sadness whilst the less fortunate of society wanders within their eyes. But surprisingly enough when the time comes down to it you often hear the phrase, …show more content…

While they have recently made huge strides it still feels as if the problem is merely being pushed away to be dealt with at a later time. A major farce is the lack of a major or minor department to handle the problem, not counting the local law enforcement that usually just punishes these out of luck few. Without a proper department or agency assigned to the problem, how can one being to fix it. Quite similar to trying to make lemonade without any lemons at our disposal. A huge step forward was made recently as of November 17, 2015. The Orange County board of supervisors approved purchase of a building at 1000 North Kraemer Place in Anaheim. This building will be used as a year round emergency shelter and multi service center to serve the homeless in North Orange County cities. This has been apart of the Ten Year Plan To End Homelessness which has been attributed with the idea of ending major homeless problems in Orange County by 2020. Sadly not much else has been achieved by this group with good intentions that could lead the forefront in solving the issue plaguing our city. It seems that most of the money backing this program is needs to be raised, and an approximation of 100 to 150 thousand dollars per year would be needed. In a better light there are tons of programs and homeless shelters located all around Anaheim and Orange County itself. These can range from different …show more content…

While they may not be somebody you immediately know, they are still humans that deserve respect and compassion from others. The homeless problem present in Anaheim is something that simply can not be ignored any longer and demands the attention of the higher ups. Firstly, a proper branch of our main city government should be allocated to the cause. This branch will focus on all homeless related incidents and stirrups in the community with certain agents and correspondents to help sort out dangerous situations. They with have a moderate budget at their disposal, which can be raised mainly through donations and fundraisers, but hopefully with some generous donations from our esteemed members of Anaheim. The budget provided to the branch can be used whenever seen fit to benefit the homeless the most such as different types of food drives or medical resources. These will be open to the homeless 24/7 because emergency has no dedicated time and can strike at any moment. Once a project like this is completed we believe more advertisement displaying all the different forms of aid available to the homeless can be extremely useful as many simply do not know where and how to find theses types of help. These can range from pamphlets to billboard placements or different types

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