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The Life Of A Homeless Shelter

- “ Looking back, we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings.” - Dan Millan At the young age of ten, I had the privilege to occupy a homeless shelter that once was a hospital. It had eight floors, an abundance of beg bugs, and probably some ghost too. It made for a lovely haunted house during the month of October and my place of residence for about seven months that year. Looking from the outside in, people sometimes felt sorry for me because I had to live in a homeless shelter....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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A Room At The Homeless Shelter

- After waiting in line for seven hours with a bag that weighs almost as much as her, 62 year old Abigail is the second to last person to receive a room at the homeless shelter. Her legs quiver in pain as she walks up two flights of stairs to a room she will be sharing with eight other people for the night. Tonight, Abigail will be able to wash her clothing, sleep in a heated room, and shower for the first time in a while. She sleeps for as long as she can, despite questionable odor and loud noises, but Abigail must leave the shelter by five AM....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Section 8, Homeless shelter]

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The Children 's Shelter Homes

- Currently, the Gwinnett Children 's Shelter houses about thirty kids and teens, ages twelve to nineteen. Unfortunately, the majority of the kids in the shelter have been abused in some way or another and others may have been in the Juvenile Court System before. Each child who is a part of the shelter has the opportunity to meet with a counselor about every two weeks, but almost every time the kids have to meet with a new counselor. The reason being, the shelter currently uses an on-call counseling service and whichever counselor is on-call is the one that sees the children that day....   [tags: Part-time, Full-time, The Shelter, Child]

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The Homeless Clients For Midnight Shelter Care

- What are the political, economic, social, and technological factors that would be most likely to affect the clients you will serve. (Make a brief list of these factors.) The homeless clients that Midnight Shelter Care will serve will be affected by all of the preceding factors. Homeless is usually not an acute state of being. Preferably homelessness outcome of compounded context and situations. According to (Lewis, Packard, Lewis, p.26, 2012) “Political trend at national and even international levels have major effects on human service programs”....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Poverty]

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My Work Experience At A Homeless Shelter

- My work experience Introduction On the 25th of December 2014, in Taupo, I had volunteered to work at a homeless shelter. While I was there I had got told the procedures on what I was going to do on the job. My duties while working there was, cleaning, cooking, and serving. The idea of the homeless shelter is to meet, feed, and welcome other people that are less fortunate than us on Christmas. Background This event was set up by local people in the area which was held in the town hall every year ever since 2008....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Why Should Adopt A Shelter Dog

- Are you thinking of one day becoming a dog owner. You may be considering getting a dog in the near future or maybe you know someone that is looking to add a furry friend to his or her family now. One of the biggest decisions after deciding on getting a dog is where you should get it. When you begin your search, you will find there are many places you can get a dog. Pet stores, shelters, rescue groups and breeders are the most popular. I want to tell you why you should adopt a shelter dog rather than buy from a breeder....   [tags: Dog, Neutering, Animal shelter, Estrous cycle]

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Homeless People Of Americ An Emergency Shelter Or Transitional Housing Program

- “On a single night in January 2015, 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness- meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program.” (NATEH) This statistic on homeless people in America is alarming, and absolutely terrible and in our current society, instead of assisting them, our society has learned to set them to the side and ignore the problem, as I used to. Up until recently I had really bad experiences with the homeless. As a child I felt bad when I saw a homeless person and wanted to help with anything I could, but growing up and being exposed to them through work, I seen a negative side of homeless people....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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A New Shelter for the Homeless Population

- The Rural Appalachian region of southeastern Ohio is stricken with lack of jobs, transportation, resources, housing, and healthcare options. All of these factors affect the communities that are a part of the rural Appalachian area. A community is defined as a combination of social units that share common functions important to the locality (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2012, p.128). “For example, one may think of a community as having specific geographical boundaries, like a city, or as denoting a group with shared interests and beliefs, such as the social work community....   [tags: rural appalachian, mental health, homeless]

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A Reliable Shelter For The Homeless Population

- In the city of Wilmington and its surrounding areas, the GSC is a reliable shelter for the homeless population. GSC not only provides the basic needs for the homeless but it also benefits those who are not directly impacted by the organization. Current guests of GSC include married couples, older single men and women, single dads with children and younger adults as reported by Kaiser. GSC provides many of the necessities for the guests that visit the center including clothing, food, and showers....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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A Leader For A Women Domestic Shelter

- From Follower to Leader Leadership is a word that brings up many different ideas, meanings, and feelings to every person. The leader I chose to interview is Diana; she is a Lead Program Advocate for a women domestic shelter. Diana has been working at the shelter for five years. This job first started off as an internship for her major in Psychology. Now, her work consists as leading group activities to her clients, checking her team members’ files, looking over the kid’s program, and overall being a supervisor and the person her co-workers report to....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Positive psychology, Goal]

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Presentation Of An Adult Homeless Shelter

- 1. Presenting Problems My client has witnessed her mother being abused by several different men in different relationships. My client is currently staying in an adult homeless shelter due to domestic violence with her mother. I believe that what Diane has witnessed so much abuse in her past that it has stagnated her growth as well as the need to feel as she doesn’t want a relationship or build new bonds. Diane and her mom had to hide to escape the abuse. 2. Social History: The client is a 15-year-old Caucasian lives in a homeless shelter with her mother....   [tags: Child abuse, Physical abuse, Abuse, Bullying]

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Poverty Is The Lack Of Shelter

- Poverty is in our own backyard. Poverty isn’t turning around a globe and looking toward third world countries for an example. Poverty is everywhere. Poverty is the children down the street who go to bed hungry each night filled only with emptiness. Poverty is my neighbor who had her heat shut off this past winter. However I believe that poverty is preventable. The question is, what is poverty. Poverty is about not having enough money to meet basic needs of life, including food, clothing, and shelter....   [tags: Poverty, World Bank, Third World, World Bank Group]

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Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamps

- If presale demand for the new Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps is high, the United States Postal Service will order a second printing, according to information in the March 25 Postal Bulletin published by the Postal Service. The 10 44¢ stamps picturing dogs and cats will be issued April 30 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 5200 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. The stamps will go on sale nationwide on the same day. The first-day ceremony will start at 2 p.m., and the doors will open at noon....   [tags: Social Awareness]

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Poverty Is Lack Of Shelter

- America has many problems that can be fixed. The problem that stuck out to me the most was our poverty levels. I believe that if we fix this issue then we can start focusing on other issues that need resolved. We are in the 21st century, we shouldn’t have people who are starving, don’t have access to proper education, and are living on the streets. Those are thing I would expect to find in a third world country not in America. What is poverty. “Poverty is hunger. Poverty is lack of shelter. Poverty is being sick and not being able to see a doctor....   [tags: Poverty, Poverty in the United States]

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Home From The Animal Shelter

- Ever since the day Charley was brought home from the animal shelter, she was chained to a leash outside. It never bothered her. It eventually just became a part of her life; an essential part, too, because from what she understood, it was to keep her safe. She often heard her family talk about how she was so small and so defenseless. The leash and her dog house in the back was what she needed to make sure she did not wander into a bad situation and get herself hurt. One day a new dog was brought to Charley’s house....   [tags: Game, Play, Knowledge]

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Poverty, Lack Of Shelter

- Poverty, the state of having little to no money, has taken its affect on every single country that exists here on planet Earth. It has taken its toll from notable poor counties like India, to even the world’s wealthiest country: The United States of America. Whether it was in the past, this present day, and even years to come, poverty has had its mark on a huge number of unfortunate victims from every territory you could possibly fathom. What is it like to be a prey of such an unfortunate life....   [tags: Wealth, Poverty, Suicide, Happiness]

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Adopting A Dog Or Cat From A Shelter

- Some people wonder why they should adopt a dog or cat from the shelter when there are plenty of cute puppies and kittens that can be purchased. There are plenty of reasons to adopt a dog or cat from a shelter, but before heading out to the local shelter, make sure you 're familiar with the facilities policies. This is according to Vet Street, which is a website run by veterarians. They recommend that you do your research before heading to the shelter....   [tags: Dog, Neutering, Cat, Puppy]

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Animal Shelter Dogs

- There is a Pedigree dog commercial I see on TV which catches my eye and my heart. It tells us to not pity a shelter animal. When I decided to become a Veterinary Technician, I expected to work in a vet office, but have changed my mind. I began volunteering for the Denver Dumb Friends League, at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock, about a year ago. A shelter is not always the easiest place to work, but I feel it is where I’m most able to make a difference. There is plenty of heartache, but I seem to have a knack for calming and comforting the frightened animals, and that makes me feel good....   [tags: Pets]

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Animal Shelter Reflection

- There is a Pedigree dog commercial I see on television which catches my eye and my heart. It tells us to not pity a shelter animal. When I decided to become a Veterinary Technician, I anticipated working in a vet office. Unpredictably, I changed my mind. Approximately a year ago, I began volunteering for the Denver Dumb Friends League at the Buddy Center in Castle Rock. A shelter is not always the easiest place to work. Nevertheless, I feel it is where I feel most able to make a difference. There is plenty of heartache, but I seem to have a knack for calming and comforting the frightened animals, and that makes me feel good....   [tags: Personal Reflection]

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Empowerment Theory And The Women 's Shelter

- Question #1: Empowerment Theory & the Women’s Shelter Empowerment theories are most commonly used in a context where victims are experiencing a form of oppression. For victims to recover and produce change in their lives, they must feel as though they have the power and resources to do so. In this paper, empowerment theory within a women’s shelter is explored and analyzed. Specific organizational changes are offered based off a study which highlighted the importance of creating a culture within the organization that will support an empowerment-based program....   [tags: Empowerment, Sociology, Management, The Residents]

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Why Adopt a Shelter or Rescue Dog

- Once the decision has been made to adopt a homeless animal from a shelter, one must consider what animal is suitable for their lifestyle. Dogs are remarkable creatures that come in all shapes and sizes and have been man’s best friend for over 30,000 years (Stanglin, 2012). Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue awards many benefits. Shelter and rescue groups offer an array of dogs that vary in size, color, and age; thus, allowing one to adopt a seemly companion. Despite the efforts of animal shelters and rescue groups, “5 million to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized” (“Pet Statistics,”)....   [tags: Animals]

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Access to Food, Clean Water, and Shelter

- Every 15 seconds a child dies from a water related illness. There are countries all around the world that do not have access to food, clean water, and shelter. I believe that everywhere in the world should be provided with the supplies they need. There should be a law made in every country to ensure that people get the support they need to live with relative comfort. They need to be able to have enough food to at least have three meals a day. In some places around the world, people are lucky to get one meal a day....   [tags: donation, churches, Christ House, health issues]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Gim Me Shelter '

- Gimme Shelter is a movie that was written and produced by Ron Krauss in 2014 based on a true story of the cycle abuse can have on someone. In the beginning the main character Agnes ‘Apple’ is panicking as she is looking in the mirror chopping her head off about to run away from her home. Her mother is an abusive drug addict and a prostitute, and Agnes was finally getting the courage to leave her for good. She goes in search for her father that she has never met, and when she finally found him she asks for his help....   [tags: Mother, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama

- Clothing, Shelter and Transportation in Panama Panama, a small country located in Central America, is very diversified in both its people and its climate. Considered to be the isthmus connecting South America to North America, Panama has played a key role in global transportation since the creation of the Panama Canal. The canal goes through the midsection of the country connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, allowing for much faster sea travel. Because of its location, Panama has been heavily influenced by several countries including Colombia which they were ruled by until 1903 and the United States which played such a large role in the realization of the canal....   [tags: Panama Culture Region Essays Papers]

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Taking Care of Animals: Kill Versus No-Kill Shelter

- ... A no-kill shelter probably started as a wonderful idea, but was soon turned into a very bad thing. The idea of a no-kill shelter is that any animals that is well-tempered enough or healthy enough to be adopted out, would be. The negative aspect of no-kill shelters is that once they run out of room to place the animals, a few things start happening. When shelters are filled to capacity, they are forced to turn away animals in need. These animals that are turned away are left on the streets or in the hand or irresponsible owners who cannot properly take care of these animals....   [tags: pets, caretakers, animal cruelty]

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Benefits Of A Subsidized Women Shelter For Battered Women And Their Children

- What is the service/activity. The service I would like to present would be a subsidized women shelter for battered women and their children. This shelter would provide the necessities for these women and their children to get back on their feet. The shelter would provide child care for the women to be able to work, individual and group therapy sessions. There would be access to parenting, budgeting and various “self- improvement” class. The women would have to pay a small fee, based on income- however this money would be for them to help with learning to budget on their own....   [tags: Need, Want, Extended family, Wand]

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Child Care At The Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter

- For our field trip, we met in the classroom for the Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter, due the high confidentiality of the shelter. This organization first started in 1987, just simply as a group of individuals who came together to help out the community. In big thanks to donations throughout the years, they were able to expand the shelter and start something real. This organization’s mission is to help provide services with families of domestic abuse and provide interventions. This organization serves men and women of any age that are victims of domestic abuse, and even their children....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Physical abuse]

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The Interaction Between The Individual From The Shelter And The Pouch

- Figure 5: portrays the interaction between the individual from the shelter and the pouch. Here are some images of it. Figure 5 shows one key aspect of it, which is the interaction between one of the individuals from Dans La Rue with the pouch. In this image he is using his creativity to create his own personal pouch to express his artistic potential and creativity. Figure 6 depicts another key aspect of it, which is Figure 6: depicts a sense of community and involvement. the idea of creating a sense of community....   [tags: Graphic design, Design, Typography, Typeface]

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The Cost Of Food, Medicine, And Shelter Are All Crucial For Survival

- Money is a powerful thing that plays an important role in various ways throughout a lifetime. Several of those ways involve keeping an individual alive. Purchasing food, medicine, and shelter are all crucial for survival. The cost for theses essential aspects, however, can be extremely expensive. The cost of medicine can run quit high, but insurance is a method of support. Sadly, insurance is not an option for all induvial that require medical care. According to a study conducted by Katherine Swartz, on average, approximately fourteen percent of those living above the poverty line are uninsured....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Alternative medicine]

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- SHELTER FROM THE STORM Domestic Violence is a prevalent issue facing men and women in the United States. The only way to put an end to domestic violence is to acknowledge it and report it. With the help of the government, local charities and the concern of Tucson community members, many different resources have been created to help and support victims of domestic violence as well as rape. Every year in the United States hundreds of thousands of domestic violence crimes are committed, many of which go unreported....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Saving Pets From Death In Shelters

- A Man's Best Friend For many of us, the animals in our lives are our faithful pals who make us laugh, that keep us company and love us no matter what. But a man’s best friend doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog; I believe that any animal can be considered to be a man’s best friend. On the other hand they are many animals who don’t have the same luck as other animals do. For those animals life is hard for them on the streets .Most animals on the streets often suffer from hunger, illness, tumors, skin infections and open sores....   [tags: Animals, Animal Shelter]

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Asylum Domestic Violence Shelter Is A Not For Profit Rhode Island Based Provider Of Services

- Asylum Domestic Violence Shelter is a not-for-profit Rhode Island-based provider of services like residence, education, food, treatment and support for women and children escaping from the people who abuse them. Since 2004 when Asylum Domestic Violence Shelter was opened and until now this place became like a safe haven for many women and children who was a victims of abuse. Victims of domestic violence who enter the program receive all the services and support they need for up to a year. Economic situation State and federal funding as well as donations from charitable churches, organizations, and money from fundraising projects is given to Asylum Domestic Violence Shelter to sustain operat...   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse]

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Personal Narrative: My Encounter with the Woman from the Homeless Shelter

- A feeling of regret spilled over me the first time I laid eyes on this diminutive woman as she made her way across the dirt street into the kitchen where I was working. She wore a sweatshirt, three sizes too large, with its hood drawn tight. Her jeans were wet, and her palms looked pink and raw. I was struck by her uncertainty and by the wariness of her eyes under the hood. Her small frame was shaking excessively, probably from the cold winter’s air. I stood speechless, while she stood in front of me hidden in the depths of her sweatshirt....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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The Youth Crisis Center Provides Shelter, Clothing, And Food For Children

- The Relatives is a Charlotte, North Carolina based organization whose mission is to “keep kids safe and families together, and to prepare youth and young adults to be healthy, productive, and engaged members of the community” (The Relatives, 2014). As a way to support all youth that may be in crisis situations, in need of support and resources for a better life different aspects of service delivery were created. The Relatives has been able to evolve its services to include a Youth Crisis Center, On Ramp Resource Center, and Journey Place Transitional Residence....   [tags: Homelessness, Youth, Need, Foster care]

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Comparing Maturation in Sons and Lovers, Out Of The Shelter and The Rachel Papers

- Comparing Maturation in Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence, Out Of The Shelter by David Lodge and The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis   Each of these three novels Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence, Out Of The Shelter by David Lodge and The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis, examine the transition between childhood and adulthood of the three main characters in each of the texts. Each author represents this transition by showing how all the characters deal with significant stages or events in their lives. The problems which they encounter lead to the maturation of each character which finally leads to the process of growing up taking place....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Power Base Analysis : Understanding The Necessary Support

- Power Base Analysis: Understanding the Necessary Support Gaining Allies Transitions Shelter for Men must gain necessary support from government and community local businesses creating alliances. Allies are a person or group with power who works alongside the community to help bring change ( Netting p.111). Effective changes in the community take place when allies is necessary support ( Netting p. 309). Allies will help form to confront homelessness and support homelessness by politically advocating for change (Netting p.111).  Understanding Critical participant Systems Transitions Shelter for Men allies are a numerous systems that play critical roles working on establishing success or...   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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How Service Is Important For Our Society

- Service is defined as the action of helping or doing work for someone/ something (Definition of Service in English). Service can be done on a personal basis, by going out into the community and helping the immediate people. Service can also be achieved through amazing service organizations who spend each and every day with one goal in mind: to help those who are in need. Many service organizations reach this action and exceed it in all directions, however one specific organization that is exemplary and very much valuable to our society is the Siena Francis House....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Homeless People Are On The Rise

- Statement of the Problem: The amount of homeless people are on the rise. One night in January each year the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness also known as the NCCEH preform what they call a point-in-time report. Since the statistic of homelessness is continually changing they use this one night count as the statistics for the year. According to the NCCEH around 12% of U.S. citizens are homeless in the state of North Carolina. While most of this percentage is single, white males the statistics includes many women with children and veterans....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Animal Shelters and the No Kill Movement

- Nationally, roughly four million animals are killed in shelters every year. Of these, roughly 95% of all shelter animals are healthy and treatable. (No Kill Advocacy Center). No animal should have to ever be a part of these awful statistics. What will it take to help save these innocent animals from being killed senselessly. Animal kill shelters are horrible, inhumane, and overall completely unnecessary for multiple reasons: No Kill shelters improve adoption rates, all animals lives are valuable, and No Kill shelters save more money than other shelters....   [tags: no-kill shelters]

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Personal Statement On Feeding The Homeless

- When I think about the person I want to become I think about a kind person who wants to make a difference in the world. I want to help and Inspire others and In general just make this world a more positive and loving place. The personal project was an opportunity to not only do something for myself but for others. By doing this I would be able to reach my goal of being the person I wish to become someday by helping others and spreading my positivity. I decided on feeding the homeless because with this I would be able to help others in need and hopefully inspire or make them happy....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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We Matter: The Basic Needs of All Animals

- ... Global warming is becoming a hazard because it disturbs mostly animals in the arctic that can’t in fact survive in the blazing hot, this is an issue as well for additional animals because it changes the temperature that most animals are compatible with, it mainly forces the animal to migrate or adjust to adjust with shelters. Destruction is more of a menace then global warming, destruction fundamentally is destroying possessions. For ex: Tearing down trees, blowing up caves for resources, and building cities on plains....   [tags: shelter, food, abuse]

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Application For Utility Assistance At Feed My Sheep

- Monday Today was an interesting day. I thought that today was going to be an easy day because it’s the first of the month but that did happen. I can 't remember how many clients I served today because it was a complete madhouse in Feed My Sheep. The clients were over talking the case workers, the phone was constantly ringing, we ran out of printing paper, it was like a stock market in there. As soon as we opened we were busy; I felt like I was at work for only an hour. Out of the dozens of people I met with today I only approved three applications for utility assistance....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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What We Can Do For The Homeless

- What We Can Do for The Homeless Homelessness in America is an overwhelming number. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in 2015 over 550,000 people were spending nights on the streets, in cars, and shelters. Of that number, around 40 percent were families with children, and 8 percent being military veterans. Homeless individuals face many challenges everyday including lack of stability, employment, education, and self-esteem. Homelessness is not a new problem. It is not a problem that is biased to race, gender, age, or class....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Problem Of Homelessness And Homelessness

- Human Rights “ The significant problem we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them” -Albert Einstein Homelessness has been a big concern throughout the world for centuries, it was believed that homelessness began in 1640 when Christians believed that if you were an excellent Christian God would naturally give you everything you needed to survive, but if you were sinful you would become homeless (Congregation to End Homelessness). Many of us cannot fathom the thought of not having a warm bed to sleep in, and hygiene being our last concern....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Service Learning Selection At The Open Door Mission

- Service Learning Selection Throughout the United States homelessness has become a huge problem with jaw dropping numbers. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness approximately 578,424 people were homeless on one night. Whether that is either sleeping out on the streets or in shelters. We tend not to think of this because we are not a part of those numbers. We don’t really think about what we would do if we lost everything, like some of these families/people did. We live such busy lives that we usually take life for granted....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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What Costs Do Poverty And Homelessness Impose On Society?

- Q3 A) What costs do poverty and homelessness impose on society. For us to understand the cost of poverty and homeless in Canada we first have to understand what is poverty and homeless. Poverty is when a person or a family income is under a specific income level. Poverty line is different for different country. For Canada when a person makes under $18,421 he or she is considered living under poverty. Which is about $1500 a month. There are places in Canada where a 1 bedroom apartment rent is more than that....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Poverty]

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Survival in the Wild Children by Felice Holman

- As Charles Darwin states it, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” In Felice Holman’s “The Wild Children”, the twelve-year old protagonist, named Alex faces the struggle to survive during the Russian Revolution. He learns that survival is more than just having a family there to support him. It is what a person or group does to keep on surviving. The band including Alex experiences many difficulties that they have to overcome to survive....   [tags: shelter, food, collaboration]

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The Worst Of Time By Charles Dickens

- Dickens said it “it was the best of time, it was the worst of time,” in one of his best known novels. I always think of that specific quote when I remember my worst and best job, both jammed together at the same time; a rough time in my life. In 213 just before my daughter was born I decided to volunteer helping with the homeless and the blind. I was determined to make a change and devote some of my time and money since I was a recipient of a small inheritance. I did not make any money and even if was wanting to make dollar the amount was not enough to live on in Miami; so I went to work for free....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Homelessness Is The Worst Form Of Failure

- Homelessness is the worst form of failure; you find yourself with no shelter and live day by day scavenging through nauseating garbage cans and repulsive dumpsters. This way of life is not right for any being to endure and although this lifestyle is undeniably dreadful, millions of Americans suffer this depressing fate. However, i’ve devised a plan to successfully minimize the number of homeless people our country bears. In order for this to plan out perfectly, it is crucial that every state consists of a big homeless shelter/school; this way the people who are homeless can identify themselves and gain the knowledge necessary to advance through life....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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No Body Should Live On The Streets

- No body should have to live on the streets in an article Lemas (2014) stated that, “a massive amount of potential housing is going to waste while more than 600,000 people sleep on the streets” (para.4). The bitter realties are that millions of families as well as individuals will be spending the holidays in the streets. While we are wishing for materialistic complacency these people are hoping for a warm place to sleep. By putting these two problems together the government can address both homelessness and abandoned buildings....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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A Career in The Field of Veterinary Medicine

- There are many areas in the career field of veterinary medicine that there need to be more reach done. This one in particular has numerous counts of stories and little to none reach that been done in this area of field. This area of field in veterinary medicine is the study and the use of adoptive mother. This is not talking about human mothers but animal mothers. These animals that had loss their own babies or good at raising their own babies may help care of other mother’s babies that are in a real bad situation that need the help such as being abandoned or their mother has die....   [tags: animal shelter, abandoned pups]

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It's Raining Cats and Dogs

- Shelters all across the United States are filled with yapping, meowing, and barking animals. If these animals are not adopted in time to make room for more unwanted animals, they are euthanized. Animals are breeding quickly, causing fluctuation in the animal population. It is almost literally raining cats and dogs. An effective way to combat this problem is the spay and neuter the animals to ensure they do not reproduce. Spaying and neutering animals will decrease the animal population and prevent many animals from being put into crowded shelters and euthanized....   [tags: Animals, Euthanasia, Shelter]

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Homelessness As A State Of Vulnerability

- Homelessness can be defined as the temporary condition that people fall into whenever they cannot afford to pay for a place to live, or when their current home is unsafe or unstable (Homelessness Defined. 2009, October 19). Homelessness can also be described as a state of vulnerability because homeless people are exposed to health risks, violence, and harassment by the police; exposure to the elements and limited privacy (Homelessness Defined. 2009, October 19). In America, more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness at some point in their lives (Overview of Homelessness in America....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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What Can Be Done to Help the Homeless?

- ... What the U.S. can do to help end homelessness is lessen the prices of houses (National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness). Homeless people don’t have enough money to buy houses, because they don’t have good wages. The U.S. can also raise the minimum wage to help end homelessness if they decide not to lessen the prices of houses (National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness). There is nowhere in the U.S. that the minimum wage is high enough to afford a market-rate one bedroom apartment (Family Promise)....   [tags: drugs, shelter, heath]

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Homelessness : A Great Impact On The Issue Of Homelessness

- Did you know, In January 2014, there were 578,424 people experiencing homelessness. ( (National Alliance to End Homelessness) Homelessness is a big attribute to society, to eliminate the issue, of homeless people, there are many different problem solving techniques in which government and society can do to make a change to homelessness, despite the negative attributes. According to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, “There are four federally defined categories under which individuals and families may qualify as homeless: 1) literally homeless; 2) imminent risk of homelessness; 3) homeless under other Federal statues; and 4) fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence” (Castro...   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Decline Of The Homeless Population

- Throughout the history of modern civilization, issues have always arose that concerned the public. These issues included things such as the fairness of taxes all the way to pollution in the local rivers. We all share a common goal, however; the well being of the human population, but more specifically, in our own community. One of the largest issues that we have been focusing on in King county is the rise in the homeless population. Although it is a national problem as well, Seattle has made and broken promises to end homelessness in the city, resulting in a very critical local social issue....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Begging]

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How Long Will It Take America 's Streets

- How long will it take America’s streets to be clean. “In January 2014, there were 578,424 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States” (Snapshot of Homelessness, n.d.). The number of homeless found on the streets continues to increase and more and more are left without food and shelter. They are left to survive off whatever resources they can find, and most nights it is nothing. This epidemic is beginning to grow out of proportion and action must be made to help change the brokenness found on the streets....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Equality And Lack Of The Social Standards

- “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” –Matthew 25: 34-36 Jesus would find the best way to care for those in need regardless of the social standards....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Effects Of Homelessness On Children And Youth

- As a result of anti-poverty legislation being placed into effect all over the country to force workers back into the capitalist labour market, which has taken hold in neoliberalism, the number of families finding themselves on the brink of homeless is skyrocketing. Furthermore, with the reduction of social assistance programs these families are barely able to provide for themselves, therefore, numerous children are being physically impacted by homelessness. According to Jenny Hsu (2015) hunger and physical illness are effects children and youth may experience due to homelessness that greatly affect their development which is unacceptable for our government to allow this many young people to...   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Issue Of Homelessness And Homelessness

- The issue The issue I am concerned about is of homelessness. There are many people who are living in the streets, hungry, cold and lonely. According to estimates, 100 million people worldwide are literally homeless. They have no shelter: they sleep in doorways, in parks or under bridges. Or they sleep in public buildings like railway or bus stations, or in night shelters set up to provide homeless people with a bed. (Leach, Monte. "A Roof Is Not Enough - a Look at Homelessness Worldwide, by Monte Leach, Share International Archives." N.p., 12 Jan....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Homelessness : An Assessment Of Human History

- An assessment of human history will portray the fact that a significant portion of the human population has always lived in unbearable conditions. In particular it would seem that in first world countries that those that live in such conditions would have the appropriate means to secure an alternative to their plight. Regrettably, there are millions of people that have little choice but to sleep on the streets of cities, under bridges, and in subways. These citizens are homeless. Homelessness is a stark contrast to situations that many privileged American citizens find themselves in....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Veteran]

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The New Consumerism: Is it a Want, or a Necessity?

- The basic needs of life are food, water, shelter, and oxygen. They are the four materials required for human life to flourish and prosper. However, as the human mind has evolved more in the past century, people have become more materialistic, and wants have become necessity. As life progresses, new and better materials come out that the mind will latch onto as a want, and it will read that want as a need. United States Americans in the, twenty-first century’s world, are the guiltiest of all when it comes to be too materialistic, and it is becoming a major issue....   [tags: food, water, shelter, oxigen]

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Homeless Population On The Rise Of Phoenix

- Homeless Population on the Rise in Phoenix, Arizona Take a drive down town and the problem will be apparent, take a look to the left and there one stands, take a look to the right and there’s another. Homelessness is a term used to define a person who does not have a home to go to at the end of the day. Homelessness does not discriminate against age, sex or gender. What is startling to many people is that reasons why so many people succumb to homeless ness in their life; people assume that when someone is homeless it’s because of bad choices that that individual made in their life, which might be true but not for all, “approximately 1 and 5 Phoenix residents live below the poverty line” and...   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Adolescent Homelessness : How Does This Affect Mental Illness?

- Adolescent Homelessness: How Does This Affect Mental Illness Studies have shown a significant relationship between adolescent homelessness and mental illness. It is important to know that being homeless does not necessarily mean that you are living on the street. Per NHCHC, which is the National Healthcare for Homeless Council, a person is considered homeless when they have no permanent housing situation, are living in a shelter or other public place, have unstable living conditions, or living in the street....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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The Pursuit Of Happyness By Gabriele Muccino

- The Pursuit of Happyness The Pursuit of Happyness is a film, based on a true story, depicting the life of a black man who lives in the borderline of the middle class, before falling deeper into poverty while trying to support his motherless child. Chris Gardner and his son Christopher, portrayed by actor Will Smith and his own son Jayden, depict how the lower class lived in the 1980’s, and explored the hardships many Americans faced, such as homelessness, the job market, the breaking apart of a family, and supporting a family while living in poverty....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Homelessness : The Problem Of Homelessness

- When driving through Pasco, it will not take long before the homeless can be spotted all around. They can be found asking for money on main roads, seeking shelter under abandoned buildings, and wherever they can find a place to rest. Homelessness is continually turning into a more noticeable and prevalent problem for the county, and it has been growing for years. According to, “Pasco has the second highest rate of homelessness in the state…” (Kinsler,2011). This includes close to 4,500 men, women, and children; in addition to this figure, there are 3,000 men and children which can be added to this statistic (Kinsler, 2011)....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Gabriel 's Work With Brain Cancer

- Gabriel Westbay grew up in a middle class family in Queens, New York. He attends New York University and is studying to become a neurologist. Gabriel believes that he can change the lives of people who are diagnosed with brain cancer. His inspiration to becoming a neurologist developed after losing his grandparents to brain cancer. His mom is currently battling brain cancer which causes Gabriel to work arduously to keep her alive. Gabriel wants to work with other doctors to develop strategic ways to help patients who are diagnosed with brain cancer....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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The Problem of Homelessness of Young People in Australia

- If you wanted to examine young people's experiences of homelessness, would you use qualitative methods, or quantitative methods, or a mixed methods approach, and why. Homelessness is Australia is most commonly explained by a cultural definition (Chamberlain & MacKenzie 2008). By this definition, we find homelessness to be a living situation which does not meet the minimum standard of living amongst the community. This definition reflects on not only the adequacy of the dwelling, but also how secure tenancy is, and whether the tenant has control of their physical and social space (Mallett 2004)....   [tags: research, qualitative methods, shelter]

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The Problem Of Homeless People

- The city in discussion is New Haven, CT, where there are a number of people identify themselves as being homeless, residing in the streets. In the meantime, the number of homeless people continues to rise. A homeless person is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets; stay in a shelter, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation. According to Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, a count conducted in 2016 for the state of Connecticut counted, 3,911 people were in a homeless shelter or transitional housing on the night of the count....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Invisible Child By Andrea Elliott

- Imagine having everything you need and life is going well. Then, the next day you lose your job and can 't find a new one. No matter what you do, there isn 't help and you and your family is kicked out of your home or apartment. You start to look for help, but you can 't find any. You and your family end up in a run down homeless shelter. The New York Times saw Dasani and asked to write an article about her and the family.Dasani 's parents, Chanel and Supreme, agreed but there is still no real help and all that came out of it was a story with no change....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Cruelty of Puppy Mills, a Speech Outline

- Topic: Puppy Mills Organization: Cruelty of Puppy Mills/Individuals purchasing dogs from puppy mills/Stricter federal and state laws/Encouraging individuals to not buy from pet stores/online Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience purchase their dogs from breeders and not puppy mills o the Internet because puppy mills can me detrimental to a puppy’s health. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: How many of you have own a dog. B. Relevance: I’m sure that many of you have been tempted to buy a puppy while scrolling through the numerous websites online filled with cute pictures of healthy looking puppies....   [tags: dogs, shelter, pet sotres]

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Save Them Before It's Too Late: The Struggle to Leave an Abusive Spouse

- Do you know how spousal abuse affects a family or the people suffering it. Every day people of both genders are beaten verbally, emotionally, and physically due to their spouses. In these abusive relations the victim often has family that they care too much about to leave them, and the pain and fear they face is unreal. “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main resources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” –Bertrand Russell. To sum up how the abused feel is unfathomable due to everything they go through....   [tags: family, shelter, pain]

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No Walking On Your Feet ' The Doctor Ordered

- “No walking on your feet” the doctor ordered. I’m confused by the doctor 's orders, I wheeled my chair out of his office. From there I rolled down to the boardwalk. I sat, alone, watching the ocean waves crash against the shore. While I watched the sun slowly set on the ocean. The waves were pounding the shore with the rhythm of my beating heart. I was beginning to realize the ramifications of living in a wheelchair, no dancing; no high heels; no hiking; no beach-combing. The waves rise up, curl, then crash; drawing back into the sea....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Service Works : An Organization That Helps Young Adults

- I chose to write about this organization, “Service Works” because it’s a nationwide organization that helps young adults in the developing communities to build acquired skills to prepare for college and career path. “Services Works” provides success coaches for young individuals as a role model, and also people that they can interact with if they have any problems, questions, or advice regarding their career path. Service Works is an organization that is hosted by Jersey Cares, which is a nonprofit organization that has been around since 1993....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Poverty Of The Chronically Homeless

- Homelessness in America has always been an issue. There have been plans to help solve this issue in San Antonio, Texas, but it does cost local taxpayers millions. It is a tricky situation to solve because some people are innocent and have no other solution to help solve their necessitous situation. Although many people who are impoverished may not be bad, we should eradicate the chronically homeless because many of them are without a roof for their decisions or blameful addictions they can not control and is costing San Antonio’s taxpayers millions....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Animals have Not Voice Against Abuse

- “Animals have no voice. They can’t ask for help. They can’t ask for freedom. They can’t ask for protection. Humanity must be their voice.” This quote by A.D. Williams says everything about the cruelty of animal abuse. Have you ever given a thought to animal abuse. Its not just dogs or cats in a shelter it spans a greater community. Before stopping abuse, we need to consider why it happens. Hoarding isn’t just a show on T.V about stuff in your house. There are animal hoarders. Do you have a pet at home....   [tags: shelter, cruelty, pets]

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War Memories and Its Effects on Me Today

- The air was damp, a cloud of smoke covered sunlight, it was dark and dismal. I found myself in an atmosphere of tension. Corpses lie all over the soaked ground with their bodies all full of sludge. Bodies of those innocent soldiers were swamped by the heavy rain, and some adrift in the sea, but still their precious blood sputtering out of their bodies, appeared thick. I felt petrified as I continued to walk past the lifeless bodies, hoping to find my friends. I was unable to identify any of the dead bodies....   [tags: soldiers, shelter, bombs, memory]

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My Experience at the Association for Abandoned Animals

- ... Happy Paws promotes stray dog adoption scheme and various other programs. It is completely run by volunteers and the organization is financed by operating 3 charity shops, through sponsorships, donations and fund-raising events. Information about microchips was received from both an AAA carer and a Happy Paws veterinary surgeon. Microchips are used as an approach to reduce the irresponsibility of certain pet owners who neglect their pets. If it is not for microchips, the problem of pet negligence would be even greater than it is at the present moment....   [tags: technology, rountine, shelter, animal]

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Volunteering Response Paper : Service Works

- VOLUNTEERING RESPONSE PAPER I chose to write Service Works, because it’s a nationwide organization that helps young adults in developing communities to build acquired skills to prepare for college and their career paths. Service Works provides success coaches for young individuals as role models, and people that they can interact with if they have any problems, questions, or need advice regarding their career paths. Service Works is an organization that is hosted by Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization that has been around since 1993....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Homelessness Is A Danger For Our Society

- Homelessness Homelessness poses a danger not only to ourselves but also to our society and its ability to succeed. Image yourself living as a homeless person you would have to consider your whole day, where you would wake up to in the morning, which will likely shape up your whole day and determine if you can make it through or not. Almost all of us have seen people in the street holding up signs asking for help for something to eat, more and more people are seen on the streets....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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