It’s Your Gyrl, Ms. Carmen aka Platinum Voice PR bringing another relevant topic to you!
It is that time of the year where I feel the need to reach out and ask my readers to lend a helping hand.
As of today, The statistics of homelessness in Chicago is at an alarming rate. As I drive along Lake Shore Drive, I see more shopping cart and cardboard setups. I don’t consider myself any better than the people I see,just blessed. I don’t know why or what put these people in their situations but I can’t begin to fathom on how they must feel.
The weather isn’t as brutal at this time of the month but I know the storms are coming. Please, Chicago Music Artists, reach out to someone and help them by giving a coat out of your closet that you’re no longer wearing, the boots that are not longer stylish will bless someone’s feet during the cold months.
I have located some resources that are Citizens of Chicago can use. Please spread the word by using your platinum voice in this matter, tell your friends to tell their friends and families.
The details are as follows:
Chicago’s Plan To End Homelessness
“Getting Housed, Staying Housed”
Chicago’s Plan to End Homelessness represents a new approach. Rather than place homeless people in temporary shelters, the goal is to find them permanent housing with supportive services right away. People respond better to job training, education, substance abuse treatment and other services when they have peace of mind about their living situation.
The best way to end homelessness is to keep it from occurring in the first place. Chicago must increase resources available to help families and individuals who find themselves at imminent risk of losing their home.
- Rental and Utility Assistance
- Legal Assistance Institution
- Discharge Policies
Should prevention fail, the first priority is to get homeless people back into permanent housing. This marks a departure from the current system of homeless shelters meant to prepare people for eventual re-housing.
A full complement of support services that address the reasons a client became homeless are essential if they are to keep their new housing. Support services must stay available until self-sufficiency is achieved. In some cases, support services will be required for life.
- Job Training / Placement
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Health / Mental Health Care
The Chicago Continuum of Care, a network of nearly 200 private and public organizations committed to serving the homeless developed “Getting Housed, Staying Housed” the city’s ten-year plan to end homelessness. The Mayor’s Office endorsed the plan. Providers, advocates, government agencies, funders and homeless people are now united around a common plan and goals.
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