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Teach Homeless People Life Skills and Training: Provide Hope For a Better Tomorrow


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Rose
- 883 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Goal: Decrease the ever-increasing amount of homeless people in the United States by teaching them life skills instead of only providing shelter and food.



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Past Member (0)
Friday April 20, 2012, 6:48 pm
signed
 

Esther Z. (101)
Friday April 20, 2012, 6:55 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Cam V. (417)
Friday April 20, 2012, 7:39 pm
Give a man a fish and feed him for a day.
TEACH a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime!
 

Erin R. (169)
Friday April 20, 2012, 7:48 pm
signed
 

Regina P. (79)
Friday April 20, 2012, 8:23 pm
signed. thanks
 

. (0)
Friday April 20, 2012, 8:29 pm
Signed, thanks.
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday April 20, 2012, 10:13 pm
Signed,thanks Rose.
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 12:58 am
signed....
 

Danuta Watola (1201)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 1:25 am
Thanks for the info
 

Yvonne F. (172)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 2:10 am
Already signed, but great that you posted this petition Rose
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 11:35 am
As Obama's listless, meaningless support of the homeless is concerned, hopefully this will change in the next election.
 

Joe R. (189)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 12:43 pm
Thanks Rose. Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 2:29 pm
the only reason the government and the money that pays for it does not fix poverty and homelessness is to ensure the slaves all keep working and don't cause to much of a problem..smart enough to work the machines not smart enough to own them, lets wake the sheeple
we are change
the earth is our shared home
life has value beyond measure
education is the key
Peace and Love
 

Virginia Esquer (8)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 3:13 pm
signed good idea
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 3:30 pm
Signed bless their hearts.
 

Jeanne M. (84)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 5:17 pm
Signed. Helping people to help themselves would have far-reaching positive effects.
 

Vicky P. (464)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 5:38 pm
signed and noted, everyone should be given a chance
 

Patricia Long (1)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 5:44 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 6:14 pm
Thank you Rose for this news item. Promoted in fb and twitter.
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 6:32 pm
Surely signed!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 7:28 pm
Thanks.
 

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Shirley S. (174)
Sunday April 22, 2012, 8:15 pm
Noted & signed TY
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 23, 2012, 4:44 am
Thanks Rose - signed
 

michael hall (42)
Monday April 23, 2012, 6:17 am
what could be more important than to help
 

Frank S. (456)
Monday April 23, 2012, 6:17 am
Some homeless people need behavior modification as well as education. Unfortunately, there are some who are into drugs and alcohol so much that homelessness is an accepted lifestyle for them. Also some are mentally ill. So, education and training are a good start, but are certainly not a cure all. You have to offer the homeless a complete package or many will relapse.
 

Judy Apelis (0)
Monday April 23, 2012, 9:56 am
Thank you. Signed.
 

Vivien Green (150)
Monday April 23, 2012, 11:43 am
Signed and shred thank you Rose
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday April 23, 2012, 1:07 pm
education!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Emma S. (227)
Monday April 23, 2012, 1:47 pm
All done. Thank you, Rose. I wish we were ALL taught life skills at home and school as children.
 

Phil P. (92)
Monday April 23, 2012, 2:31 pm
HUD does great work. Seems like anything that works in Government and/or helps those in need is on the chopping block for Republicans. Had to understand their logic of giving billions and tax breaks to oil companies and the 1% wealthiest people.
 

Rosemary Rannes (629)
Monday April 23, 2012, 2:53 pm
Thank you Rose. A hand up is exemplified by Fair Trade and similar initiatives that we should all support.
Human dignity is an inherent right !
 

Margo R. (14)
Monday April 23, 2012, 2:58 pm
Signed
 

linda b. (190)
Monday April 23, 2012, 3:12 pm
Signed, thanks Rose.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday April 23, 2012, 4:08 pm
Tops the list as our greatest social tragedies.
 

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Monday April 23, 2012, 4:16 pm
I signed and noted.
 

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Monday April 23, 2012, 4:47 pm
Signed , thanks !
 

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Donna G. (38)
Monday April 23, 2012, 7:07 pm
My dad taught me how to bait a hook, how to watch the bobber, and how to reel in the fish. However, to this day, I still have not been able to catch a fish. Seriouly though, there are many reasons a person will find himself/herself homeless. Not just because of drug use. Sometimes, it's mental health issues. A person who has a mental illness and is not on medication, or doesn't reliably take the meds are often homeless. Years ago, I researched the subject of homelessness in the United States for my Bachelor of Science degree. So, I do understand the difficulty in knowing what to do or where to start. There is more to it than "teaching life skills and training."
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 1:52 am
Signed, thanks Rose.
 

Larry Lawton (2)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 2:22 am
I have a problem signing anything that is poorly written or has grammatical errors.

In addition, the concept is seriously flawed. There are not enough jobs for all the people who want to work. Adding more people to the workforce will not create more jobs! It will just create more competition for an already too scarce resource. Every homeless person who gets a job will be taking it from someone else.

What we need is more opportunities -- more jobs, more opportunities for people to start a business, or more opportunities for people to start a farm. Then it would make sense to provide the training, when there are opportunities for everyone to make a decent living if they are willing and able to work -- and most people are.

I would advocate a universal employment program, with the government as employer of last resort. Most of these jobs would be minimum wage, encouraging people to seek better jobs in the private sector, but allowing them to have a job if nothing is available in the private sector. If everyone is earning money, we can get rid of most non-productive welfare and the social stigma associated with it. In addition, all these new workers will have money to spend, thus providing a real stimulus to the economy. A strong economy means money is flowing. Tax the rich and corporations to pay for this. (They will get the money back anyway as the people spend it.) There are plenty of jobs that need to be done. Reforestation, infrastructure improvements, cleaning up cities and parks, taking care of children and older people and disabled people, fixing up low income houses and apartments, and I am sure others could add dozens more useful types of work.

Peace.
 

Ana R (220)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 2:30 am
S@N with hope...
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Terri Hughes (412)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 9:06 am
''SIGNED''......I agree with teaching the homeless people a work skill. Give them a chance to learn a trade, so they can have a better life and get off the streets. Obama needs to do something to get jobs for the people everywhere. Get the economy back up and running again. It's been way too long. And STOP sending jobs to other countries. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
 
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