Describe what you would do to combat the issue of homelessness

timer Asked: Feb 7th, 2014

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>Thousands of men, women, and children are without a home each night in
>the United States and around the World. This is a complex issue with a
>number of contributing factors, but one primary issue is that of mental
>illness. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
>Administration’s fact sheet titled Current statistics on the prevalence and characteristics of people experiencing homelessness in the United States (2011), on a given night in January of 2010, 26.2% of all sheltered
>persons who were homeless had a severe mental illness and 34.7% had
>chronic substance use issues (p.2).  
>Review the fact sheet.  Assume you are altruistic (self-sacrificing with
> a desire to engage in helpful behavior) and have unlimited resources.
>Describe what you would do to combat the issue of homelessness.  How
>would you close the revolving door of people in and out of treatment and
> shelters? Indicate how your plan is truly altruistic.  
>Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and utilize at least
>one scholarly source (e.g., the course textbook, a peer-reviewed article
or a professional web source),
>cited according to APA format

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