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THIS PETITION IS IN REGARD TO TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY WAR HEROES,NOT ENOUGH IS BEING DONE A LOT OF THEM ARE LEFT HOMELESS AND NO WHERE TO GO.THERE SHOULD BE MORE PRIVATE DONATIONS COMING IN AS WELL AS A LOT MORE GOVERNMENT FUNDING, SUPPORT GROUPS, HOMELESS SHELTER, PROTECT THESE WAR HEROES THAT HAS MADE OUR GREAT COUNTRY WHAT IT IS TODAY WITHOUT THEM WE WOULD NOT HAT THE FREEDOM IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY LIKE MW DO NOW.
THAT IS WHY I AM ASKING ALL OF YOU TO SIGN MY PETITION TODAY FOR ALL THE GOOD REASONS ABOVE.
DIANA LYNN WINKLE
I am a British mum of 4 small children who in a matter of weeks the named council will be throwing out on the street.
I will be homeless because I had a mortgage lost my job and coudn't afford my home any more so the named council say because I have so much debt and no job I can not be entitled to a council home.
Please Bring back the park benches at 5 points park for the use of our community's elderly and disabled, so they may enjoy the park without having to stand.
Thousands of residents are affected by the worsening housing crisis. Further benefit cuts are forcing people into homelessness and is likely to send low and middle income families into a state of poverty, unable to provide food or heating due to extortionate renting costs. Many people are forced to live in inadequate, unsuitable, unfair conditions!
Urgent immediate action is called for by both the Government and Local council.
I would like some help in getting some kind of funding that would provide a safe place for the Homeless to sleep at night, a place where they can get a free shower and wash their clothes.
That way they can maybe go out and look for some kind of work to help them get off the streets and get their own place again.
I have seen homeless people on the street, but I never give them money because of fear that they would spend it on drugs and alcohol. This is not to due to prejudice at all; I would not give any stranger money because of this fear.
Homeless people are still people! One of the reasons why people are homeless is because they do not want to have to go into shelter because they do not want to lose their dogs. The answer to this would be to create more dog-friendly homeless shelters where the people have their own rooms where the dogs can be kept in to stop the risk of allergy in the other people. Another reason why people are homeless is due to not having enough money to afford household costs.
The answer to this too would be to use old buildings where possible and to build new homeless shelters, as well as to reduce household costs. Another common reason is due to family problems such as divorces and abuse. The solution to many of these domestic problems would be to promote the charity Samaritans more so that they can talk to these people.
If we do not help the homeless, they will be less inclined to want to help us if we ever need help for them. Also, we need to consider the people themselves as well. How would you like to have to sleep on a pavement all night and eat scraps and cheap food for your only meals?
As well as this, animal welfare may also suffer because they may sometimes get an even worse deal. This is not the homeless people's fault. Rather it is because they cannot afford good food and veterinary treatment for their dogs and live too far away from clinics that offer free animal health care.
In my vision, Homeless Awareness day would involve people from homeless charities coming around to different schools and collecting money as well as people who have been homeless before coming to do talks and answer students' questions about what it's like to live on the streets.
The Addictions Care Center of Albany's (ACCA) Chemical Dependency Crisis Center (CDCC) has been serving the underserved, homeless addicted population of Albany County for over 40 years.
Last week, ACCA was informed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services that, as of July 1, 2011, they will effectively close the doors on the only medically monitored detoxification crisis center in Albany County.
The impact of this closure is swift and immediate; twenty-six full and part-time jobs will be lost and thousands of individuals who seek treatment annually at the CDCC will be displaced with no other treatment option anywhere in Albany County for the medically monitored level of care.
But, a solution to this problem does exist. ACCA is proposing a reduction from 28 beds to a 14 bed facility located in a more cost-effective location. This way, Albany County will still be able to meet the immediate needs of the population who will not be served if this level of care no longer exists.
There is an urgent need to maintain the level of care provided by the CDCC. Eliminating jobs and denying treatment to the thousands in need in Albany County is not the answer. Rather, the ACCA proposal to reduce beds to a reasonable and maintainable utilization rate of 14 and change the number of employees to manage the proposed number of beds allows for a $342,040 savings to New York State.
This plan provides Albany County with the much needed medically monitored level of care so desperately sought after by those affected by substance abuse.
Canton City Building Department Entered 601 High Ave. into their demolition list without getting notice to home owner, Richard Manson and demands through City Law Office to repair and recondition property in 120 days that would normally, by way of professional project estimates, take more than 300 days.
Owner of property, Mr. Manson, who is living at the property address also qualifies for help through several agencies because of low income but is ineligible while home is listed on the city demolition list. This puts Mr. Manson in a catch 22 situation where he may lose his home because of not being able to take advantage of help and provisions that he could realize if not for having his home entered on the City Demolition List and also because City laws being written as a blanket provision and do not allow for individual circumstances.
Mr. Manson wishes to have his home released from the City Demolition List so that he can have available the rehabilitation help from government agency grants that he qualifies to receive. The home is also a historical property once being the home to one of the Mayors of Canton in the 1930's and is also pictured in historical books at the library.
Devon County Council receives a government grant (called Supporting People) to support vulnerable people. This includes helping to prevent homelessness, as well as helping homeless people get off the streets and have a better future.
This grant has only been cut by around 12%, but DCC intends to cut services supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness (mostly run by local charities) by up to 40%! This is extraordinary disproportionate and against instructions by government Ministers.
Vulnerable people WILL lose their homes as a result of these cuts, which take effect in April 2011. Young people WILL be forced to stay in abusive and unsafe situations because there will be nowhere else to go. Supported housing projects helping people get back on their feet WILL be closed or dramatically cut back their services.
This will create untold human misery to people whose lives are already difficult enough.
But even if you have no heart, these cuts make no economic sense. If homeless people are deprived of housing and support, their lives will become more chaotic. Crime will go up. Antisocial behaviour will go up. Drug and alcohol misuse will go up. Mental health problems and hospitalisations will go up. A&E admissions will go up. More people will be in prison.
The list of consequences of these badly thought out plans goes on, and every one creates problems for the wider community and extra costs to the taxpayer. These cuts will COST money, lots of money, not save it.
All this will happen unless we, the voting public, make our views known. So join this cause, and let's tell DCC councillors what their voters think.
1.These are difficult times. But, as DCC's leader has said, we have to protect the most vulnerable at this time. This includes those at risk of homelessness
2.£1 spent on housing support saves over £2 in the long run through reduced crime and antisocial behaviour and improved physical and mental health
3.Central Government has only cut Devon's funding by 12%. It is grossly unfair to target homeless people with cuts of up to 40%
We believe that everyone has a right to shelter in 21st century Britain. There must be an alternative to the streets for every person in every area.
Rough sleeping numbers have fallen over the last decade, however between 2006 and 2008 the figures remained static. We believed it was time for fresh thinking and campaigned for more than three years, alongside our members, for a new strategy not only to help stop the flow onto the streets, but also to help those already there move on to independent lives.
Progress so far...
On November 18 2008, the previous Government launched No One Left Out: Communities ending rough sleeping, a 15 point action plan developed with leading rough sleeping charities to help end rough sleeping for good. This was followed by a pledge from the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to end rough sleeping in London. This is significant as London accounts for more than half the national rough sleeping population. In July 2010, Grant Shapps MP, Housing Minister, announced a consultation on how street counts of rough sleepers are carried out.
A Challenge for our time...
We are campaigning for an end to rough sleeping ‘once and for all’ in this country by the time the Olympics come to Britain in 2012. Often homelessness is swept out of sight for the Olympics, this time we believe it can be different. The goal is ambitious, but grounded in the success of the last ten years, when Government, charities and local councils have worked together to reduce the problem.
11. Filling the Gap
A teenager from the age of 16-18 years of age have zero support or services they can access other then Youth Hostiles or the streets.
If a youth does not have an open file with the Children's Aid Society before the age of 16 the CAS cannot help an abused or abandonded youth.
There is no help for this age group.
Hello our name's are Elizabeth Breeding and Melissa Moss, we have decided to come up for something for everyone to help not only people but animals too.
We know how much Michael did his best to help this world and make it a better place. Well us like Michael want to give back to this world and make it a better place.
This is a petition to help jump start the organization: Dance to give, which is a foundation to help those living on the streets to live in nice homes and to make their lives better.
One third of the thousands of San Diegans who are considered homeless are working people who cannot afford the high cost of San Diego housing. Thousands of others would work if jobs were available, including US military veterans (men and women), seniors, people with disabilities, families with children and an influx of "nouveau poor" – victims of a persistent economic crisis. A situation with such diverse causes requires diverse solutions. So, while good work is being done in our community, new ideas are needed to house the growing numbers of people living on our streets.
Current strategies for addressing this problem are akin to mopping up from an over-flowing bathtub without turning off the faucet, and then dumping the mopped-up water back into the same bathtub! San Diego needs visionary solutions like the Amikas plan (www.amikas.org) that empower people and won’t cycle them through an endless queue of temporary shelters and transitional housing with nowhere to go but back on the streets.
Amikas will provide the structure and means for 1800 San Diegans, currently or at-risk of being un-housed, to participate in creating their own self-sufficient, eco-friendly community. Every Amikas neighbor will be employed to the best of their ability, re-building their lives while building and maintaining their neighborhood, growing food, providing the services needed to sustain a healthy, thriving community and sharing that bounty with San Diego.
Amikas will serve as a model of eco-friendly, cooperative living while addressing the root of the economic crisis experienced by the working poor, by introducing a local currency to facilitate the exchange of goods and services within the neighborhood and providing a source of funding so taxpayers won’t foot the bill. Instead of being a drain on limited resources, Amikas residents will contribute.
Amikas needs about 75 acres of arable land near downtown San Diego to build low-carbon-impact homes and a working farm without displacing anyone or impacting local property values. The ideal location is the part of Tecolote Canyon currently being used as an executive golf course. There are over 90 golf courses within a 40-mile radius of downtown, including two less than a mile away from Tecolote Canyon. Each golf course consumes, on average, 150 million gallons of water each year. Living in a region where water conservation is crucial to our future survival, replacing one golf course with a project committed to water conservation, that provides food, housing and employment, makes perfect sense! The City of San Diego owns this property and it is designated parkland. San Diegans can vote to change that designation so we can use this property for the Amikas neighborhood, if the City Council will put an initiative on the ballot.
Please sign this petition to tell the members of the San Diego City Council that you support putting an initiative on the November 2010 ballot to use Tecolote Canyon Golf Course for the Amikas neighborhood, to alleviate the devastating effects of joblessness and homelessness in San Diego.
The current provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic) (EO Act) do not make it unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of their homelessness. Law reform to include homelessness as an attribute under the EO Act is necessary to protect some of the most vulnerable members of our community from unfair and unjust treatment.
The experience of discrimination is destructive for individuals experiencing homelessness and for society more generally. Discrimination can lead to and further entrench homelessness in cases where it prevents individuals from securing accommodation and accessing services. Discrimination can also lead to negative health consequences for individuals who feel anxiety, depression and a sense of loss of control as a result of being discriminated against.
For more information, visit http://pilch.org.au/Social_Status_Discrimination/
This has been an annus horribilis for the UK's Members of Parliament and public alike. We the undersigned would like to restore a degree of dignity and respect to the House of Commons by asking the Prime Minister and every MP to donate one figgy pudding or the monetary equivalent thereof to a homeless charity of their choice this Christmas.
This is in the spirit of the famous secular sixteenth-century carol "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".
Remarkably for a town of over 56,000 people and a region of 165,000 people there are no shelters in the Aylesbury Vale region for homeless people who are not eligible for housing from the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust.
Many of these people are forced to sleep rough in Vale Park. Whilst the council will say there are plenty of shelters in High Wycombe, Milton Keynes and Oxford, the reality is many of the homeless people in Aylesbury Vale do not have the financial means to get to these places.
Surely it is not too much to ask for Aylesbury Vale District Council to set up a homeless shelter in the town?
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In Nevada over 15 percent of people are unemployed. This makes it hard for people to pay for homes, food and other necessities.
Some of these homeless and less fortunate people are our youth. These people of our future need support and help to make it through these hard times.
I have been homeless in Ogden UT for the past month and i can't bear it. There are very few places for homeless people to go when it's cold. Even during the summer time there is no place to go and sit down.
We being homeless get looked down upon in this city as if we are scum. If you got money you get to go anywhere, but for us we don't. We should have our own place to go and sit down at and enjoy eachother.
D.C.'s AIDS groups care for more patients with less money, even as funds go missing. (Washington Post)
D.C. government allowed widespread waste and mismanagement to overwhelm the city's AIDS services.
Go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/aids-funding/ for the unbelievable video.
H.RES.582, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that children have a right to adequate housing, was introduced into the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Maxine Waters on June 25, 2009.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, hundreds of thousands of American children will be homeless over the course of a year and millions more are living in substandard, overcrowded, or precarious situations, placing them at heightened risk of illness, serious injury, hunger, and educational delay. H. Res. 582 is a reminder that an unacceptably large number of children and youth in the country experience homelessness every year and calls for the creation and development of programs at the federal, state, and local levels to address the housing needs of low-income children and youth at risk of becoming homeless.
Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois has proposed a budget for the state that will result in cuts of 20-50% for social and human service programs. These cuts will affect the population of developmentally disabled adults and children in the state, resulting in the closing of many community residential facilities, day training sites, closing of workshops, and community services which allow them to live independently. These cuts will ultimately result in many individuals becoming either homeless or warehoused in a large institution.
The cuts not only affect their livelihood, but also impact the employees that work at these facilities, workshops, day training sites, case management, etc. These people will lose their jobs, impacting entire households and furthering the burden on the unemployment and welfare programs of this state. Furthermore, the closing of these facilities, workshops, day trainings will be detrimental to the small communities these facilities reside.
The income and spending of these facilities will no longer occur at the local gas station, grocery store, McDonald's, etc. Everyone will lose if these cuts go into effect.
These facilities are already struggling to stay afloat because the state is 6 + months behind on paying their reimbursement rates. These facilities have to borrow from banks to stay afloat, therfore incurring huge interest charges that they will not be reimbursed. Last year the state failed for months to make payments to these facilities, and then suddenly paid up the back payments in December (just in time to be taxed).
Illinois citizens are tired of the government manipulations, games, ridiculous pork projects that are attached to human lives and welfare of our communities.
Support Homeless Families by Bringing the Vision House Jacob’s Well Housing Complex to the Sno/King Community.
1. Homelessness continues to be one of the most significant issues in King and Snohomish Counties.
2. The need is great – more than 11,000 people are homeless in King and Snohomish Counties.
3. Sadly, 40% of the homeless are families with children.
We have nothing to fear but fear itself, the words of President Roosevelt still outshine those of cowards and ignorant people such as the person or persons who penned the petition --
Stop Hermosa Beach from Becoming a Haven to the Homeless posted on March 06, 2009.
In the petition, the author(s) claims homeless people being drug users is a reason to enact laws to discriminate against the poor.
This is a comment from a person with no financial intelligence. The speculation that homeless people are drug users is mere fear motivated speculation.
Unlikely to be true since illegal drugs or legal drugs are produced by business minded people and organizations like pharmaceticul companies and so called drug lords. This interest in profit leads them to court customers of an income over $1200 every four months (my own income of late). The more likely consumers of these products are the homeowners in the community, and if people are to be removed from the community for being drug users, the city should survey all individuals for taking viagra, cialis, anti-depressants, cocaine, heroine, alcohol, and designer marijuana regardless of how much they spend on sandals, volleyballs, or homes.
Being homeless exposes you to the ignorance and inexperience of police forces and the most ignorant I have met were not in Hermosa, but Palo Alto, and Redondo, where I was threatened by a police officer until I allowed him to search my car. He said he did not believe in the 4th amendment. A pleasant thought, law enforcers who act according to their interpretations of the constitution. Keeping the low level of intelligence that most law enforcers have and the narrow life experience of the people that our country recruits, homeless people, often, the prey of choice for the ignorant, tend to avoid giving any excuse to police officers, also known as people with guns, to suspect them of any illegal behavior. This is an alternative response to terror than the Bush administrations.
These two reasons, a homeless persons exposure to gun toting police and their poverty, narrow the likelihood that any of them use half as many drugs as the homeowners in the community, and those that do are probably in need of time indoors for readjustment to that lifestyle, charity, kindness, and counseling.
So why did the author suggest this possibility? Either ignorance, fear or profit motive. I have never seen so many people so easily threatened by appearances. I have long hair and a beard and those two choices grant me power to silence most people on the sidewalks and streets of Hermosa Beach. I also have a sense of humor which gives me power to make those same people laugh and this is what I prefer.
Lastly, this is for the sake of the hermosa beach community, an ignorant public is easy to endanger with mind control. Don't except my opinions or those of the other person. Educate yourself, meet a homeless person, meet twenty. Inquire about their interests, passions, upbringing. Go home and think about who you know best in your life and how long it took you to know that person, then, go and meet the homeless person or hopefully by now you see her or him, young or old as a person with a name. Find a common interest and exploit it. Now you have a friend, and who needs greed when you have friends, right?
A person may be incurably psychotic and yet retain the dignity of a human being. Victor Frankl wrote this after his time as a detainee in a German concentration camp. It seems absurd to exclude the possibility for those not from Hermosa Beach or without six figure incomes.
Or if you prefer ABBA, take a chance on me. And travel outside your neighborhood, please!!!
The awful daring of a moment's surrender... no age of prudence can ever retract -- T.S. Eliot Be daring people of Hermosa Beach and remain kind (I met a lot of great people while I was there!).
The City of Los Angeles tried to implement an OPD in Venice, CA. Residents appealed this decision to the Coastal Commission.
An OPD or Overnight Parking District is a special permit parking zone regulated by parking enforcement during the hours between 2AM and 6AM. Residents must pay to obtain a permit.
Anyone that needs to use a public street to park a vehicle between 2AM and 6AM is impacted by Overnight Parking Districts.
Low income individuals and families in Venice, CA would be unduly burdened.
Los Angeles has the highest number of homeless anywhere in the nation. 73,000 homeless reside in the County of Los Angeles. 40,000 homeless reside in the City of Los Angeles.
Thousands of Los Angeles residents are one paycheck away from homelessness, one foreclosure away from homelessness, one illness away from homelessness.
Of the 14,000 new housing units built in 2006, 12,000 were for those making $90,000 and above annually.
Help get Irish teenagers off the Streets of Ireland, they deserve better, they deserve a life, Irish teenagers are the highest percentage of homeless in Ireland, prostituting themselves for money for food, for clothes, basic toiletries, this is disgraceful, the way they are being treated, and its gotten to the stage the teens trying to get a bed for the night are being turned away from shelters because there are no beds left, fight back with 1,000 signatures we can fight to get more hostels and shelters open.
Aberdeen City Council intends to cut c£900,000 from the grants to the Cyrenians as part of their overall £27m cuts to services in the city in 2008 - 2009.
The Cyrenians aim is to meet the needs of people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or affected by homelessness in any way. We to listen to their difficulties, understand their needs, share their burden, provide support and ultimately find permanent solutions for their problems.
Over the last 40 years the range of services offered by the Cyrenians has grown considerably. Originally just providing food and shelter, the services in 2008 aim to meet all the varying needs of people affected by homelessness in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.
These services focus on:
• Prevention of homelessness - through advice, information and education programmes
• Alleviation of homelessness – at our day centre and in 84 places short-term accommodation
• Rehabilitation – tackling underlying issues such as alcohol, drugs, mental health and abuse
• Resettlement – practical help to gain employment, to learn the skills needed to live in the community and to sustain a tenancy
The consequenses of these cuts will mean the CLOSURE of 4 services for homeless people in the city including 3 residential rehabilitation homes.
Homelessness in Aberdeen rose by over 40% between 2004 – 2007 (2,300 in 2007) and is continuing to rise
The extension of “priority need” to include young people up to 25 will place an additional burden on services
There is not enough temporary accommodation in the city to meet current needs
The waiting time to get into a tenancy has increased as the voids in Council housing have decreased
Homeless people currently have to wait over 3 weeks to be seen
£250,000 put aside for the past two years for an advice service that could prevent homelessness is still not spent
Grampian has been criticised for its long waiting list for those trying to get off drugs and homelessness services such as The Cyrenians are vital to providing the wraparound services that support people with substance misuse problems
A planned review of homelessness services keeps getting put off
Major cuts are planned in homelessness services
WE THE HOMELESS OF AMERICA, seek justice and reform in social service programs and grants offered up by the government which are currently involved within the issue of the Homeless. We seek also reform within criminalization of those without homes, those who are staying in cars because of lack of housing, lack of money and or money not being used to obtain real homes for those on the street so that they can get a real start again in America.
The Homeless are forced into the street, are being told when there is no shelter programs available that they can not go into parks and or stop anywhere on the street without criminalization.
Because they get no money and are afforded nothing within the same measure as United State Programs allow those from foreign nations we are seeking that a special investigative panel be appointed to investigate allegations of fraud mishandling of state and federal grants and also place more money into housing aid and financial assistance without bias, and or creating criminalization via identifying those on the streets which has make homelessness a label to criminalize instead of offering real assistance.
In a given year 3.5 million Americans will experience homelessness. 800,000 men, women, and children are homeless each night in this nation.
The homeless population is 49% African-American, 35% Caucasian, 13% Hispanic, 2% Native American, and 1% Asian. 40% of the male homeless population is veterans. About 16% of the homeless in the U.S. have severe chronic mental illness. From the 1960's to the early 1980's, 367,000 patients were released from mental institutions, and ended up homeless for lack of having anywhere to go.
About 26% of the homeless population suffers from some form of drug or alchohol abuse. The National Coalition for the Homeless found in 2001 that 42%of the homeless population are employed by day labor agencies, characterized by low pay,no health insurance,no job security and inadequate worker protections.
The federal government says affordable housing should be no more than 30% of a person's income. In 1999, the national two-bedroom housing wage was $11.08: in 2006, the national housing wage was 16.31, a 47% increase. The lack of affordable housing is widely considered to be the main cause of homelessness in the United States today.