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PEOPLE SOLVING GOVERNMENTS' CHALLENGES

Approach to Homeless Solutions


The following is only an approach. Additional research is needed to implement much of which is presented here.

We are identifying major cities in countries that have made progress in caring for homeless, and asking you to submit needed information and examples for the following.

1. How to identify where the homeless are residing to get accurate statistics.
2. How to approach the following homeless to encourage them to accept permanent housing and/or shelter and assistance
       a. Drug addicts
       b. Alcoholics
       c. Mental Disorders
             PTSD from military experiences
             PTSD from home and neighborhood environments
             Depression
             Social Anxiety
             Schizophrenics
             Tourette Syndrome
             This list will be greatly expanded when it is know the major mental disorders of the homeless
      d. Loss of Income
             From divorce
             From employment
3. Have permanent housing available under the "Housing First" model
      a. provide incentives for developers      
      b. provide strategies for government officials to pass legislation and fund development
      c. provide option policies to city officials for overcoming resistance by neighborhood for new housing construction
      d. modify city building codes to accommodate housing units
      e. Develop incentives and counseling for homeless to maintain permanent housing
      f.  Determine best location of housing for various causes homelessness.
      g. Determine the amenities, polices procedures of the housing units.
      h. Housing examples

4. Develop a non-confrontational, and non-intimidating intake form to determine appropriate counseling
      a.  assess learning disabilities
      b.  diagnose mental disorders in accordance with DSM V
      c.  determine causes of unemployment and loss of income
      d.  asses physical health
5. Prescribe treatment where appropriate 
6. Education on nutrition, health, employment training
7. Determine appropriate employment training for each individual.
      a. Training for and identify employment for those with mental disorders
      b. Training for and identify employment for those physically challenged
      c. Provide employment, if the homeless cannot obtain a job in the private sector.
8. Provide long term mentors and counselors.
9. Be aware of the challenges for some to return to a safe and independent life.

We welcome your suggestions and ideas to expand this, and provide information sources with detailed methodology to implement portions of the above approaches.     Email ronjoebon@gmail.com

Thanks for your help.

Ronald Bonfilio