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Forum Post: Rebranding Homelessness

Posted 10 months ago on June 22, 2013, 9:56 p.m. EST by AntiPoverty (-3)
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I passed 15 or more homeless people just on my 10 minute walk to where I'm at. Breaking the branding of homelessness into brands that address the types and causes for homelessness. This makes the problem approachable. What are the major types and causes of homelessness? What single word can be used to describe x, where x is one type or cause? Discuss.

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[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (21785) 10 months ago

What is your background with homeless people?

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[-] -2 points by AntiPoverty (-3) 9 months ago

Not relevant

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21785) 9 months ago

Relevant. You are playing around trying to reinvent the wheel of a classification system that is already in existence through either inexperience or denial.

[-] -1 points by AntiPoverty (-3) 9 months ago

Your rationalization is poor in both intellect and substance. There are several different common causes for homelessness. Addressing homelessness by cause allows for different types of help, different approaches, and acknowledgement of the societal relationship of responsibility, be it indifference , economic hardship, discrimination, or even the shortcomings of capitalism.

[-] 6 points by shooz (26717) 9 months ago

Care to enumerate and identify the various "brands" of homeless?

How will it be marketed in the future?

[-] -2 points by AntiPoverty (-3) 9 months ago

I would say it could/should be used to market solutions.

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[-] 2 points by Narley (-634) 10 months ago

Seems to me there are two types of homeless people. One category are substance abusers, alcoholics and the mentally ill. Folk in this category will probably always be homeless; and may reject any efforts at helping them. Seems to me these more hard core homeless would actually choose homelessness.

The other type are people who, for whatever reason, fell on hard times and have no immediate choice but to be homeless. I think most of these people will eventually work their way out of homelessness. They will accept help and take advantage of programs to get them off the street. I call these folks temporary homeless.

So, I say you can’t help the hard core homeless; other than provide a meal or s place to stay overnight in cold weather. For these folks would be futile to try to bring into mainstream society. However, the temporary folks should receive our help. Often the temporary homeless have families and children and can be brought into main stream society. My two cents ………

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[-] 1 points by PhatAlbert (4) 9 months ago

lol

[-] 1 points by forourfutures (393) 9 months ago

I say 2 types of homelessness as well. Alcoholism and drug addiction is a mental illness, so that is part of one type. The other is just mentally ill. The second type is either economically displaced or so poorly educated and disciplined they can't get/hold a job that they will keep.

Current mental health care is bogus. The psychiatrists an psychologists are not using viable techniques and we are all paying for it it many ways.

[-] -1 points by AntiPoverty (-3) 9 months ago

Drug abuse/addiction, mental illness, poor work ethic. Those are definitely 3 major causes. Maybe you could expand on why those jobs were not kept, since homelessness is a pretty extreme alternative.

[-] 0 points by forourfutures (393) 9 months ago

Low pay instigates a job search for less work same pay. When they find one, they rent a place and keep the job.

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[-] 0 points by AntiPoverty (-3) 9 months ago

What the fuck is going on with this forum? Intermittent shadow banning, temporarily missing threads, ect... Get ahold of it or shut it down until you can. You aren't saving face by just letting it go.