Posts made in February, 2012

EarthLinks at the Roots: What’s Being Done About Homelessness? Pt. 1

Posted on Feb 24, 2012 in Learn More | 0 comments

EarthLinks at the Roots: What’s Being Done About Homelessness? Pt. 1

HELLO! Welcome back! Last post we discussed what causes homelessness. Today we are going to be looking into what is being done about homelessness! Click here to see the rest of the At The Roots Blog Series. Denver’s Road Home has engaged the City and County of Denver to end homelessness by 2015. This program, initiated by Denver’s former Mayor Hickenlooper, partners with the Denver City Council, Mile High United Way, the non-profit community, various foundations, the private sector, faith based organizations, and the homeless community, in order to maximize resources meet their goal...

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EarthLinks at the Roots: What Causes Homelessness? Pt. 2

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Learn More | 0 comments

EarthLinks at the Roots: What Causes Homelessness? Pt. 2

Welcome back to EarthLinks at the Roots. Today’s post will continue to discuss causes of homelessness that were not discussed last week. To see last week’s post or any other posts: Click here to see the rest of the At The Roots Blog Series. Common Causes of Homelessness: There are four more common categories of causes of homelessness: economic related, family related, health related, and drug/alcohol related. Last week I discussed the impact economics has on homelessness. This week I will be discussing the family, health, and addiction aspects. Family Related Divorce – Divorce...

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EarthLinks at the Roots: What Causes Homelessness? Pt.1

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 in Learn More | 0 comments

EarthLinks at the Roots: What Causes Homelessness? Pt.1

Thanks for checking this weeks blog! Last post worked to define homelessness in a more comprehensive way so that we could hopefully better understand the causes rather than the effects. Today we are going to fully explore what causes homelessness! Click here to see the rest of the At The Roots Blog Series. According to the official report compiled by the National Alliance to End Homelessness and the Homeless Research Institute, The State of Homelessness in America 2012, there are 636,017 homeless persons in the United States. These people range from families to veterans, but they all have one...

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EarthLinks at the Roots: Defining Homelessness Pt. 2

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 in Learn More | 0 comments

EarthLinks at the Roots: Defining Homelessness Pt. 2

Last post we discussed how the issue of homelessness is inadequately defined. This post will cover more comprehensive ways of defining homelessness so that the issue may be better addressed. Click here to see the rest of the At The Roots Blog Series. What can be done to aid and support the people who are homeless? A simply defined problem demands a simply thought out answer: if the problem is a lack of housing, the obvious solution is housing. However, the complexity of the effects homelessness has on people requires more than just providing a home. In Denver, approximately 86% of homeless...

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