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Need information that centers in on the advocate role of the Human Service (HS) worker and the homeless. Please include how to assist with problems such as housing, treatment, short and long term medical care, education. Thank you.

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Interesting topic! Most HS workers act as advocates through various organizations that provide different types of services to the homeless based on its mission and goals. It asks how they meet these needs. This is through project initiatives, locating funding for and implementing programs, such as treatment programs in the community, locating housing availability, advocating to the government the need for more affordable housing, to name a few.

The approach this response takes is through providing a tentative outline and then looking at information to consider for each section, which you can then draw on for your final copy. It also proved a number of links for further research and one attached article to understand the history of homelessness, which is often a good place to start.

Your tentative outline might look something to the effect...

I. Introduction (e.g. about ¼ page introducing the topic; include a purpose statement: The purpose of this paper is to...)

II. Advocate Role of HS Worker
a. Meeting the needs of the Homeless (e.g., housing, treatment, short and long term medical care, education, to name a few)
b. Through coalitions and organizations initiating funding, housing and treatment projects, etc.)

III. Conclusion

Now let's look for some information to consider for each section of the outline.

Homelessness has been a recognized as a significant social problem in the United States for many years (see http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/homelessness.pdf ). In fact, as many as 3.5 million people experience homelessness in a given year (1% of the entire U.S. population or 10% of its poor), and about 842,000 people in any given week. According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the demand for emergency shelter in 270 U.S. cities increased 13% in 2001 and 25% in 2005. 22 percent of those requesting emergency shelter were turned away. http://www.nationalhomeless.org/publications/facts/Whois.pdf Through various organizations and ...

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This solution discusses the advocate role of the Human Service (HS) worker and the homeless, including information on how to assist with problems such as housing, treatment, short and long term medical care, education. Supplemented with a related and informative article on the homeless.

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