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How can we improve the lives of homeless people?
- Make cards to promote nearby shelters.
- Donate clothes, especially socks.
- Volunteer your time.
- Research your local candidates.
- Participate in your city’s Point-in-Time count.
- Remember youth homelessness.
What are three solutions to homelessness? Protect residents from evictions, displacement, and housing discrimination. Ensure all residents who are able to work have access to living wage employment. Expand public and private sector support for ending and preventing homelessness.
How does homeless influence patient health? Homelessness is closely connected to declines in physical and mental health; homeless persons experience high rates of health problems such as HIV infection, alcohol and drug abuse, mental illness, tuberculosis, and other conditions.
What are barriers to healthcare for homeless? Barriers preventing people who are homeless from accessing primary care can be both personal and practical and include competing needs and priorities, illness and poor health, physical access to health services, difficulty in contacting services, medication security, and the affordability of health care.