We are the solution

by AlexeKantchev on March 19, 2017 - 11:33pm

The cost of life is very expensive now a day and people with no job are likely to loose their properties and end up in the streets. This leads to the rise of homeless people all around the world.  In a previous summary, I have talked about Montreal, Melbourne as well as England and all the articles I have consulted showed the statistics were going up.  Not having a house can be very dangerous for theses people. Indeed, with the recent snowstorm, people in the street are not safe and they can be very hurt. Another great example is that they are an easy target for criminals. For instance, in Winnipeg, Canada, the homeless community is worried since two people were stabbed randomly in only a day. The person responsible was arrested, but homeless people want to feel safe on the street. The problem is that the government has difficulties seeing how big the problem has become. For instance, in Montreal, Quebec, RAPSIM (Le Réseau d’aide aux personnes seules et itinérantes de Montréa) just released a document saying that homeless people are even deeper in Montreal than they thought. Indeed, at first they believed almost all of the homeless people were sleeping/living in Downtown Montreal but they now know they are going as far as Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and the Plateau-Mont-Royal. Homelessness is an issue that keeps groin and becoming more important. It is why people should use new power to solve this social issue.

With today’s technology, it is easier for people to connect with each other no matter their emplacement in the world. Also, this means people are more aware of what is happening around the world and want to get more evolved with the current issues. New power is therefore used as a mean to end various issues. New power is used to make it more accessible to the population so they can participate in the cause.

Homelessness is a serious issue that is not always easy to solve due to a lack of resources. With the use of new power, shelters can communicate with people in the surrounding areas to make them volunteer and help stop homelessness. In the United Kingdome, a program called “Nightstop” was created by the shelter Depaul Charity to reduce the amount of young people sleeping in the streets at night. This program is simple: if someone has a room available in their house, they can volunteer and apply on the Depaul Charity site. This quite simple solution can, however, be dangerous for homeless people as well as for the host. Indeed, people are not always trustworthy and homeless people are sometimes addicted to illegal substances, which can be dangerous. However, this is a very good example of new power where anyone can participate to help the youth who are homeless not to spend the night sleeping in the streets.

 

Summary:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3217938/its-just-not-right-winnipeg-homeless-community-tense-after-random-stabbings/

http://globalnews.ca/news/2570595/montreal-homelessness-problem-goes-beyond-the-downtown-core-report/

New Power:

https://hbr.org/2014/12/understanding-new-power

New Power Solution:

https://uk.depaulcharity.org/NightstopUK