Olivia R. Iowa


We should help the homeless if they want to better their lives.

Dear Elected President,

According to voa.org/homless-people there are 670,000 homeless people in America. There are 48 million people hungry every night and 46.2 million people live in poverty. Volunteers of America works to prevent and end homelessness through a range of support services including eviction prevention, emergency services, transitional housing and permanent affordable housing. Once we engage homeless individuals, including youth and families with children, we stay with them for as long as it takes to return them to self-sufficiency.

According to va.gov/homless they are committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. They are connecting homeless and at-risk and veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services and other required supports. In my opinion I agree with helping the homeless to an extent. If they are just lazy and choose not to get a job then I feel like they don’t deserve to have the help. The people that go out and try to get jobs and make money but can’t afford to get out and start a life deserve the extra help and support.