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this is my spring 2011 dny final

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  • DNY FINAL HOMELESSNESS IN NEW YORK CITY By, Melanie Ricks
  • THE COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
    • Once I completely went through their website, I realize how big of an issue homelessness is in New York City. I always knew there were a lot of people living on the streets, but the actually numbers were way higher than I ever expected them to be.
    • After reading the whole site, I was shocked that theyre arent more places within the city for the homeless people to go at night.
    • Although there are many programs to help the homeless, theres not nearly enough programs that help homeless people.
    • Funds for the homeless to find jobs, get food, and have shelter t live in should not be cut. The homeless are people too and they need our help.
  • THEY NEED OUR HELP
    • People like this need our help. When passing a homeless person on the street, isnt it impossible not to feel bad?
    • The number of homeless people in NYC is constantly increasing because we tend to ignore the problem.
    • Instead of helping the homeless, we tend to look down upon them because of their situation.
    • We always assume that the homeless are on the street because of something they screwed up with in their lives. But sometimes, they have no choice.
  • HOMELESS STATISTICS
    • Total number of homeless people in municipal shelters: 39,542
    • Number of homeless families: 9,864
    • Number of homeless children: 15,657
    • Number of homeless adults in families: 14,111
    • Number of homeless single adults: 9,774
    • Number of homeless single men: 7,033
    • Number of homeless single women: 2,741
    • for more graphs and statistics, please visit:
    • http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/basic-facts-about-homelessness-new-york-city-data-and-charts
    • According to the Coalition of the homeless:
    • All as of February 28 th , 2011
  • THE COALITION DOES AMAZING THINGS FOR THE HOMELESS
    • The coalition has been helping the homeless population of New York City for the past 25 years.
    • They help men, women and children of all ages throughout New York City. Food, shelter, education and in some cases money are given to the people that reach out to them.
    • Through housing, job training, emergency food, crisis intervention, and youth programs, they help men, women and children caught in poverty. The coalition also has many ways for people to donate money.
  • HELP THE HOMELESS!!!!!!
    • One of the groups providesup to1,000 emergency meals to homeless and desperately poor individuals and families every night of the year.
    • Another group helps adults that are in need of money for rent; they will pay the rent for the people who need it most.
    • Education throughout America is so expensive; it is a shock to me that people would not only educate, but truly assist people in getting a degree to help better them.
    • The program that I find very interesting is the first step job training program. I like that woman are able to be helped get a job.
  • TELL THEM WHO I AM
    • Eliot Liebow does an amazing job of informing people about how homelessness REALLY effects people living on the streets on New York City.
    • Liebow lets all readers know that homelessness is a SERIOUS problem in this great city.
    • While there are a lot of programs that help the homeless, MOST people dont even take a second glance at the homeless.
    • A lot of people do not care about the homeless in New York City; they are too busy judging them.
  • TELL THEM WHO I AM
    • Throughout the preface, Liebow describes how he got so interested in the homeless people. He goes on to tell us that people should be more accepting of homeless people.
    • It also describes how women have to live in the streets of New York City in homeless shelters. Liebow lets us know the hardships of the homeless people throughout the city.
    • Average people should show some compassion towards them. Many people do not understand what these people have to go through. Liebow acknowledges that most people in New York City would rather turn a blind eye to this problem. I dont think that refugee centers and homes should be closed at any time during the year. People need places to live and if these centers are closed, they are forced to live on the streets of the city.
    • The people have to live there, the workers, and the volunteers are all not in places where they want to be.
    • Although workers and volunteers give up their time and other possible needs to help these people, Im sure that many of them would rather be doing other things.
    • The people who live there are grateful for a place to stay but obviously they dont want to be homeless.
    • They would give up that lifestyle for practically anything just to get off the street.
    • The numbers of homeless people are reducing in New York City.
    • This may be practically true; however, homeless people are just less visible within the city so it appears that there are less people.
    • Many of the invisible homeless people in New York City are just trying to get themselves off the street; they are trying to make a better life for themselves.
    • I believe that the purpose of Liebows research is to show people about the problems of homelessness in the city.
    • He lets us know that it is much more serious than it appears to be.
    • In homeless shelter, life isnt easy for anyone.
  • TELL THEM WHO I AM
    • Liebow lets us know that all the families that he has written about are very different. The lives of these families were so different because of the ways that they were forced to live. I never associated homeless people with having families or jobs. These jobs are dead end and cannot not support even support one person. The people that have to work these jobs that are homeless are normally the people that have to support their children. The most important thing to the women in this novel is their children. Homeless families tend to have a stronger bond ten many families throughout New York. A lot of the time, the mothers and fathers of these families stay very close to their children because that is all they have in this world. Some people use the people around them as their family to make them feel important and loved. Many of these people feel uncomfortable around a lot of people so they stay close to the people that they call family.
    • the way homeless people are viewed by the servers and how the homeless people view them can be cruel. Not only are the servers sometimes really afraid of the homeless people, but sometimes the homeless people feel intimidated by the servers. A lot of the people at the shelters thought of the homeless people to be a little annoying; they looked down upon the homeless people. Some of the homeless that realized this only began to felt worse about themselves while others became even angrier than they were. The attitudes of many of the servers were very negative towards the people. Especially towards the people that wanted a choice of food or drink. Many of the servers couldnt figure out how these people had the nerve to ask for anything extra considering the situation that they were all in.
  • TELL THEM WHO I AM
    • It is impossible for many homeless people in NYC to get out of poverty. No employer in this city is going to hire someone that is dressed in rags; they wont even bother to give those people a chance. A lot of the people are on the street because of something they did wrong in their lifetime. Many of these people screwed up their own lives. But people SHOULD get second chances. Its totally unfair that these people are doomed to live their lives this way. homeless people already have to suffer enough because they are shunned by the main society. Society wants to keeo the homeless in their place. If homeless people were TRULY meant to be off the street, they would be. there would be a way for these people to get jobs. The homeless people that do actually have jobs are such low income jobs that the money is barely enough food to supply them for a week. If the person has children, they have to work two or three of these bottom level jobs just to make enough money to eat and for basic clothing. there is NO money in their budget for housing at this point. these people are forced to live in homeless shelters or on the streets.
  • COMPASSION FOR THE HOMELESS
    • One day, I was sitting in Popeyes with my boyfriend and we just began to eat. The people around us were loud and rude. A man dressed in rags and old dirty clothes came into the store and immediately walked straight to the garbage can and began dig through it. He picked out a few scrapes of food and sat at a table and ate. The people in the store laughed and were disgusted by his actions. I watched the mans expressions and I could tell he felt very bad. He turned around and asked my boyfriend and I for a piec