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homeless people - I have long been a believer that society...

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I have long been a believer that society as a whole must increase its responsibility in assisting the homeless women in the Boston area. For a number of years, I have volunteered at Rosie’s Place, a shelter for homeless women. As a result, I have become deeply affected by the plight of the women I have met. There are many problems which concern society today but there is one particular issue that concerns me the most, homelessness and, specifically, homeless women who suffer from mental illness. The circumstances that bring these women to seek shelter are as diverse as the women themselves. Although many suffer from drug/alcohol abuse, a large portion of these women suffer from mental health issues. Many of these mentally ill women were tossed into the “real world” during the deinstitutionalization period of the 1980s’. This is the group I found to be the most vulnerable. The majority of the mentally ill women I have assisted fall through the cracks of a government system that should have protected them. The funding and safety nets that were in
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