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Friday, February 2, 2018

Neglect and Homelessness

Neglect and Homelessness.  Does neglect cause homelessness?  Or are the homeless neglected?  Neglect of Veterans and problems related to them coming back broken from service of their country, surely adds to homelessness.  Then if they are ignored further, because they are homeless...a vicious circle. 

Neglect of any group of people seems to be a central part of the problem.  A family in crisis, due to job loss or health issues which causes them to lose their house, and thus makes them homeless...again neglect seems to be at the root of the problem.  How do we as a society stop neglecting groups of people with problems?  Surely if the cycle of neglect can be broken, problems could be solved before they become as insurmountable as they are.  Isn't it a bit like fixing a hole in the roof before hole becomes larger, or before water damaged ruins the whole house?  Why have we as a nation not learned this very basic idea?  And once we know it, which surely many people do...why have we not fixed the problems when they first begin?

I don't have answers, but questions.  Should we all try to get the point across about fixing problems when they're small, before groups of people are neglected and the problem becomes larger to our local and national politicians?  This seems like a very worthwhile problem to discuss, and yet...I'm not aware of it being discussed.  Are you?  Do you feel like your local area addresses the root of problems that cause neglect?

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4 comments:

  1. Neglect and homelessness is a big circle. In Lansing, MI, there is a group called Homeless Angels. They now have an old motel that homeless can stay in if they follow rules, like no drinking on the property. Also, the group is going into a park once a month and feeding the homeless. They are trying to make a difference.

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    1. It's good to hear this Sue. Would love more information regarding this group. Are they totally funded by donations?

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    1. I think it's thought provoking also and keep wondering if somewhere people are thinking about the root causes. As above in Sue's post. Providing them a place to live if they meet someone's restrictions helps them in terms of shelter, but does it get at the core of the problem? Why are they homeless. Are they still neglected by society? It's a circle.

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