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How can I become a good advocate to help others that need a home ?

I want to help kid and teen’s of all ages that need a home .

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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Sanaiya,

I am so excited that you have this need for service. I am one of those who have a passion for service.

To answer your question, I would say that you should begin by joining an organization in your area. Based on your question, I immediately thought of Habitat for Humanity. This group literally builds homes for people in need. And they have youth program options.

You should also consider joining groups that support the homeless population. You may not build homes, but you can support other services that homeless individuals need. I did some work with an organization here in the Dallas - Fort Worth area called CitySquare. They have several different support options including providing job training for homeless youth and adults. I did interact with youth about how to enter the workforce. It was

Your challenge with volunteering is this - finding a way that you feel comfortable helping. Some people like to donate money. Others like to build homes physically. Still others want to interact with the community that they are supporting directly. I have done all three. I say that the most challenging piece is the building as there is some physical ability that you would need.

Gloria

Gloria recommends the following next steps:

Check out youth options at Habitat: https://www.habitat.org/volunteer/near-you/youth-programs
An example of a local organization to me helping the homeless: https://www.citysquare.org/
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Kim’s Answer

Hi Sanaiya
You have received some excellent guidance from Gloria and Dia. As you pursue their recommendations you will most likely find that the issues are about access to affordable and permanent housing with services for the homeless and those on the verge of losing their homes.
The organizations that you discover on your journey may build homes, provide services, and even advocate with policymakers which will present you with many opportunities to pursue different avenues to drive change.
You may also consider writing to you local and state officials and/or as well as to the editor of you local newspapers with your concerns and solutions. It may seem like a small gesture, but officials and their staffers do read the letters to stay close to the key issues for their constituents.
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Dia’s Answer

I second Gloria’s advise. However, I would encourage obtaining an MSW or JD-perhaps both. Either advanced degree would enable you to advocate for the homeless on a legal/political basis and allow you to make systemic changes in those factors resulting in homelessness. My best wishes to you.
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Santosh’s Answer

Hello Sanaiya M,

Indian Law degree is not recognised in US and US J D Law course is not recognised in India. Only in case you attained Barrister in Britain that would help to practice in India and UK.

As your interest seems in your question is that you are curious to know how civilian can get home who are not having home in any country.

Below is the way you can get home for homeless people by means of advocate as in practice. Hope you need to be get practice certificate after passing Law degree in particular nation.

1. Free hold property with government where Denmarcation made for development of residence get it with raising funds from locals.
2. Get complete search and assment report of that plot.
3. Once you get your company name registration on property card by managing cost through raised fund.
4. Then hire a Joint residential developer who will complete the development on terms and conditions you can effort development with profits share
5. Then once the development over you shift the development loan cost to the people who can do work and earn to settle number of units of flat in the developed structure of that plot.
6. Then issue letter of allotment as per paid price by the homeless people at affordable rates and emi sanction loan for the homes.

Thanks and regards
Santosh Shetty
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