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Specific Population and the Advocate Role BSHS/442 January 6, 2012 Specific Population and the Advocate Role Advocacy refers to when someone acts or pleads for support for a specific population or person. Advocacy is a necessity in human services. Issues of advocacy will be identified in this paper pertaining to a specific population. As an advocate, I will examine how I can assist with the issues referring to the specific population such as shelter, treatment, food, clothing, transportation, and job training. Specific Population: Homeless Many reasons result in homelessness with the most common cause as poverty.
We need to find the cause of homelessness before we can find a solution. More money for more programs is the typical response, but we should look at what has already been instituted and reevaluate them. We cannot ignore the problem of homelessness we have to find programs that work. In many homeless cases, a cycle does exist, that cycle must be broken. We can get involved with some the homeless programs through local organizations at homeowners associations, schools, sororities, and fraternities, but we must defeat homelessness.
This essay will overview homelessness and the causes, critical issues that homeless people face in today’s society. In addition the writer will identify key local services for the homeless. ‘Homelessness is more than just having a roof over your head. It’s also about the separation from families and communities’ (The Salvation Army) A person is considered to be homeless in Australia if they do not have access to safe, secure adequate housing or, if the only housing they have access to damages, or is likely to damage their health. If they are in circumstances which threaten or adversely affects the adequacy, safety, security, or affordability of their home, or they have no security of tenure that is, they have no legal right to continued
James Keys and Anna Glendon Conda Hyde, contenders for District 6 supervisor, spoke of the urgent need to provide services and homes for unhoused San Franciscans. Union activist, Gabriel Haaland and James Keys stirred the crowd with their own homeless stories (http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/World_
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Structural factors: Our infrastructure has not succeeded in supporting the most susceptible in our society. Among structural factors the major cause of homelessness is high housing costs and lack of affordable housing. Other causes are increased poverty, rising unemployment, social exclusion, and harmful effects of de-institutionalization. Individual factors: Among individual factors, homelessness is commonly caused by a crisis in one’s life. This crisis could be leaving the parental home after arguments, marital or relationship breakdown, widowhood, leaving care, Leaving prison, a sharp deterioration of mental health, increased drug or alcohol misuse, a financial crisis or mounting debts or Eviction.