Persuasive Essay On Being A Homeless

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Homelessness has gained mass attention throughout the world. It’s an ongoing, insoluble issue that continues to exist and affect many in the Unites States. “Approximately 3.5 million people are homeless in the United States at any given time” (McBride, 2012). Sadly, due to the nature of homelessness, it is difficult to obtain an accurate number of the homeless population (McBride, 2012). Many people have negative prejudice views of homeless individuals. Self-worth, dignity, as well as trustworthy affects the homeless, often questioned by society. Through the testimony of John Doe, a better understanding will enlighten others, myself included, and bring awareness to this mass population. According to Monarch Housing Associates (n.d.), “The…show more content…
The understanding and respect I have gained from the interview with John Doe will be everlasting. I have a refreshing faith in humanity and I will continue to do my part for the good of society. I know now that it is my responsibility and moral obligation to bring awareness to those who may be left behind by society. I must continue to give a voice to the voiceless, and aide to those in need. I wish to separate the homeless people who want stability from those who do not. I will help those who wish to become better and make it so that they have a fighting chance. “While circumstance may vary, the main reason people experience homelessness is because they cannot find housing they can afford” (National Alliance to End Homelessness). I will fight to make all resources available to those in need and increase awareness. “564,708 people are homeless on any given night in America” (National Alliance to End Homelessness). And these numbers are only growing. There is no reason why that number should not decrease in the United States of America. While feeding the homeless and temporary shelter is only a short-term fix, I believe we can implement more permanent solutions. Funding to build homeless programs and help mainstream them back to stability is something I aim to work towards as a Social Worker. After my experience interviewing John Doe, I know that there is a massive amount of deserving individuals who could use our help. I wish to bring awareness to those

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