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HSM 210 All Assignment Week 2 Assignment; Contemporary Problems There are many problems that are happening in the United States, and the human services are trying their best with the resources they have to help resolve the problems. One problem that is crying for help is the problem of homeless singles in Washington County, Oregon. There are several problems that make it hard to reach the needs of these homeless people. Most of the homeless people do not have good connections with the county and are not able to receive help from them. Due to this lack of connection, there is not an official documented number of exactly how many homeless singles are in the area so they can not document as much information on the problems. Also, the county does not provide a homeless shelter on short notice for the occurrences of a crisis. These homeless people do not have the facilities to clean themselves by bathing, nor do they have a place to go when the weather becomes cold. The homeless population that has laundry to wash is usually stuck wearing their clothes over and over again because there arent any places provided for them to do their laundry. Washington County doesnt provide much general help to singles, and the drop-in setting doesnt meet all of the requirements that are being demanded. A lot of the single homeless people are discouraged to find help in the close city of Portland because the majority of homeless people there are mentally ill and in need of mental help as well, so the County is in need of a program to encourage them to find help in Portland. A few programs exist to get the homeless people help by getting them involved in programs. One program, called the Tri-City Homeless Coalition strives to find housing programs and supportive services for the homeless. They hope by offering these two programs that theyll help the homeless get into a permanent home with a beneficial job that will allow them to continue life with less hardship. They offer several services to help people get back on their feet. According to the TCHCs website, they have case management, job counseling and placement, life skills classes, financial literacy training, parenting classes, childrens programs, drug and alcohol counseling, mental health counseling, and support groups. They also provide options for housing that include emergency shelter, rental subsidies, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing. The corporation wants to help families that have encountered crisis and to stop them from being nomadic through living in their cars or renting hotel rooms until they are out of money. They have a website that asks for donations which is helping fund the program to be more successful, and in the past 20 years they went from just offering beds and food to offering housing and services to help people recover from crisis in their lives. ... View Full Document

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