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Caregivers Help Homeless Families Regain Independence

One of the first lines of defense in preventing homelessness is often family members who often open their homes to their relatives experiencing homelessness, providing them a temporary, safe place to stay.

Via NHFS, Inc.
Valerie Ho's insight:

I can see that there is hope for the people that live in poverty. The caregivers are like the tickets to get out the hell life. I think that the caregivers must have thought twice before deciding whether ti sign up for this job. I wonder what will the people think ? Are they happy of the caregivers?

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Leow Guo Shao's curator insight, February 2, 2013 11:52 PM

I can see that these caregivers helped the homeless families that lost their apartment due to financial strain by letting those people stay at their house,to let them have a sense of belonging, but it strains the caregivers' resources, space and privacy. I think that more people should lend a helping hand to those people by letting them have a place to live in, a more conducive environment for them and those people in poverty will be grateful to them as they have a safe place to stay temporarily. I wonder why people refuse to donate to the charity although the problem of poverty is still rising daily and more and more people are being homeless because they are unable to pay the expenses as they are being unemployed.

Leong Lwl's curator insight, January 24, 2014 10:58 PM

After i read this article i notice that we all are counted as lucky one .There is up to thousands of children in a country who is homeless.The reason behind it is their parent lose their house due to finiancial strain.As the result there is very high unemployment among teenagers seeking work and healthcare is going to become unmanageable. Due to the continued high unemployment rate, and the compounding underemployment rate, families are remaining homeless for longer periods of time. Wages and work hours are not enough for families to obtain and maintain quality, safe housing but there is still caregivers came to give them a helping hand by :


 

Help them experience a sense of stability and belonging within their environment and family.Make certain children understand rules and expectations so that they can adjust and comply instead of fearing that they may do something wrong to create more problems for the family.It is important for the host family to reassure children that they have a safe, permanent place to come back to, that they are welcome and a part of things.Allow children to be children — there is a difference between informing a child of circumstances and expectations versus burdening them with adult decisions and responsibilities.Encourage children to play, have fun, and develop friends and support systems through school, after school programs or faith-based organizations.Encourage children to develop support systems by informing schools, teachers and youth leaders of what the family is experiencing.

 

So i think that there is hope for all the needy families facing poverty

Marcus's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:08 AM

I think that it is very helpful of the caregivers to help the homeless people, as the children will have a sense of belonging, as they feel like they do not belong here because they are homeless.The children will also feel insecure,I think that more people should go and help the homeless families find a place to stay so that they would feel safe and secure with a place to stay.The caregivers also motivated them to be strong and not give up.

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More Americans Hungry For Food Stamps : NPR

The combination of rising prices and stagnant wages have contributed to the need for food stamps; about 40 percent of food stamp recipients live in households where a family member is earning a wage.
But the government's latest inflation report shows that the cost of living increased 3.6 percent in the past year while wages have barely budged. So a lot of working people need food stamps to close the gap between their low wages and high grocery bills.

Via NHFS, Inc.
Valerie Ho's insight:

I see that more people are becoming the victims of poverty and become more desperate for food.Even if there is no picture showing for it, i can imagine people asking for more food stamps.I think i should not take food for granted or waste it as i might be a victim one day. I wonder how the people even survive one day of poverty and how they become this desperate

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U.S. Cities Criminalize Homelessness, Violate Human Rights Agreements

U.S. Cities Criminalize Homelessness, Violate Human Rights Agreements | Poverty Assignment_Valerie | Scoop.it
The challenges poor and homeless Americans often face accessing clean drinking water and restroom facilities violate international human rights standards, according to a report issued by a United Nations investigator this month.

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Valerie Ho's insight:

I see that poverty people are treated like aliens and not given their rights of basic humans. What the people did not realise is that poor people are still human beings. I think that i am disgusted by this behaviour . I wonder how are the poverty people feeling now and wonder if they can accept the wrath of reality.

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