Vulnerable Populations

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Vulnerable Populations
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Margaret McGannon
November 26th, 2012

It would seem that if asked, majority of the world has heard the term “hobo”. Most would find this word as a person who lives in a shelter or under an overpass and begs for handouts. What most who do not know is that there are a long list of reasons why this person is standing there begging for handouts and a tattered clothes, unshaven beard, an unseen smell that comes from them. Homeless people have existed throughout history of the United States. However, more recently, it would seem that the numbers have risen since the economy is not doing so well. Within this paper, the model population homeless person will be discussed along with statistical information in Georgia, service outcome goals, pinball program to teach the goals that include to community organizations, internalized cost estimate of healthcare dollars saved by this program, and to potential funding sources that may potentially provide monetary sponsorship. According to the declaration of human rights, article 25 (1), states that “everyone has the right to… food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services” (Donohoe, 2004). Although, it states right there that it is every person’s right to have access to these necessities, this is not always the case for many who for whatever reason, do not have the means to afford them. The current downturn of the economy next with current unemployment situation has led to force many people into homeless situations. But time homelessness “refers to the condition of individuals without a regular dwelling and the term is used to describe people who do not have the home and who sleep on the street, but is also commonly used to refer to individuals whose primary nighttime residence is a homeless shelter, a warning center, or another ad hov type of housing”…...

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