Need advise about a future humanitarian project.

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    Oct 30, 2014 8:40 PM GMT
    Hey guys
    I'm planning to start what i call a tiny little humanitarian project by helping a homeless person to stand on his/her feets again and being fully financially independant by providing him/her a place where to live, food, clothing and most important subscribe him/her in trainee program or find them a job.
    I would love to start this little project with helping out one person before making it hopefully more progressive in the years that will come after that.
    So, what you guys think? and do you know any organisation that could help with few stuff (clothing, cheaper trainee programs...ext)
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    Oct 30, 2014 8:52 PM GMT
    You are not going to Syria to help Isis?
  • Destinharbor

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    Oct 30, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    Every city has resources. Here I'd start by talking to United Way. Goodwill has training for people like that. Not sure what the Canadian equivalents are. Good luck! It can be challenging because some of these folks actually feel right in that lifestyle. I worked for a while with homeless mothers with children. If you can catch them just after they've gone homeless, you can usually get them back on their feet pretty quickly. In the US, a lot of the guys are vets with issues and the Veterans Administration has some resources. Watch out for drug users. They can be unpredictable.
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    Oct 31, 2014 8:41 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidEvery city has resources. Here I'd start by talking to United Way. Goodwill has training for people like that. Not sure what the Canadian equivalents are. Good luck! It can be challenging because some of these folks actually feel right in that lifestyle. I worked for a while with homeless mothers with children. If you can catch them just after they've gone homeless, you can usually get them back on their feet pretty quickly. In the US, a lot of the guys are vets with issues and the Veterans Administration has some resources. Watch out for drug users. They can be unpredictable.

    In which states Goodwill has traning programs and in what field?
    Thanks
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    Oct 31, 2014 9:19 AM GMT
    silver_phoenix saidAren't there organisations already doing that? Maybe better to volunteer for one of those instead of reinventing the wheel?

    I'm not sure, but i'm more looking for organisation/companies in Southern California that will offer maybe some discounts for such cases.
    I would love to see the progress in front of me and get to know the person.
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    Oct 31, 2014 9:24 AM GMT
    First of all, I applaud that you care. But there will bearts of other organizations already doing that. Why not volunteer first to get some experience?
    Also, the homeless have an incredibly high rate of mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction. Do you have the skills to help them with that?
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    Oct 31, 2014 10:16 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidFirst of all, I applaud that you care. But there will bearts of other organizations already doing that. Why not volunteer first to get some experience?
    Also, the homeless have an incredibly high rate of mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction. Do you have the skills to help them with that?

    Yeah i would volunteer first to see how things happen and to know how to approach to this people.
    If the person has mental ilness then i can't help him out, but if he got alcohol or drug issues then i can pay for his rehab.
    I wanna see these people evolve ,going from 0 to having a dignity and a life .
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    Oct 31, 2014 10:42 AM GMT
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    Wyndahoi saidFirst of all, I applaud that you care. But there will bearts of other organizations already doing that. Why not volunteer first to get some experience?
    Also, the homeless have an incredibly high rate of mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction. Do you have the skills to help them with that?

    Yeah i would volunteer first to see how things happen and to know how to approach to this people.
    If the person has mental ilness then i can't help him out, but if he got alcohol or drug issues then i can pay for his rehab.
    I wanna see these people evolve ,going from 0 to having a dignity and a life .


    The typical cost for outpatient addiction treatment is $10,000 and residential alcohol and drug rehab ranges between $20,000 to $32,000 depending on the level of services needed. Additional services such as counseling for other issues, prescriptions, etc. are charged separately when needed.
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    Oct 31, 2014 11:00 AM GMT
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    calime61 said
    Wyndahoi saidFirst of all, I applaud that you care. But there will bearts of other organizations already doing that. Why not volunteer first to get some experience?
    Also, the homeless have an incredibly high rate of mental illness and drug/alcohol addiction. Do you have the skills to help them with that?

    Yeah i would volunteer first to see how things happen and to know how to approach to this people.
    If the person has mental ilness then i can't help him out, but if he got alcohol or drug issues then i can pay for his rehab.
    I wanna see these people evolve ,going from 0 to having a dignity and a life .


    The typical cost for outpatient addiction treatment is $10,000 and residential alcohol and drug rehab ranges between $20,000 to $32,000 depending on the level of services needed. Additional services such as counseling for other issues, prescriptions, etc. are charged separately when needed.

    Oh my god, that's a lot , if i were a rich guy i would definetly do it but i m just an ordinary normal guy.
    There's no rehab centers for cases like these, or inexpensive ones?
  • Destinharbor

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    Oct 31, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
    calime61 said
    Destinharbor saidEvery city has resources. Here I'd start by talking to United Way. Goodwill has training for people like that. Not sure what the Canadian equivalents are. Good luck! It can be challenging because some of these folks actually feel right in that lifestyle. I worked for a while with homeless mothers with children. If you can catch them just after they've gone homeless, you can usually get them back on their feet pretty quickly. In the US, a lot of the guys are vets with issues and the Veterans Administration has some resources. Watch out for drug users. They can be unpredictable.

    In which states Goodwill has traning programs and in what field?
    Thanks

    Goodwill is in every state. They mostly train for low level jobs but ones that require some skill. It varies depending on the location and what partnerships they've been able to form with local businesses. They also train them in basic job skills like showing up on time and working consistently, grooming, just how to be appropriate in a workplace setting. Some of these people have been in an alternate universe for so long that they need help in areas as simple as how to relate to co-workers.
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    Oct 31, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    calime61 said
    Destinharbor saidEvery city has resources. Here I'd start by talking to United Way. Goodwill has training for people like that. Not sure what the Canadian equivalents are. Good luck! It can be challenging because some of these folks actually feel right in that lifestyle. I worked for a while with homeless mothers with children. If you can catch them just after they've gone homeless, you can usually get them back on their feet pretty quickly. In the US, a lot of the guys are vets with issues and the Veterans Administration has some resources. Watch out for drug users. They can be unpredictable.

    In which states Goodwill has traning programs and in what field?
    Thanks

    Goodwill is in every state. They mostly train for low level jobs but ones that require some skill. It varies depending on the location and what partnerships they've been able to form with local businesses. They also train them in basic job skills like showing up on time and working consistently, grooming, just how to be appropriate in a workplace setting. Some of these people have been in an alternate universe for so long that they need help in areas as simple as how to relate to co-workers.

    Am I able to work for Goowill as a volunteer in my free time?
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    Oct 31, 2014 5:12 PM GMT
    calime61 said
    Destinharbor said
    calime61 said
    Destinharbor saidEvery city has resources. Here I'd start by talking to United Way. Goodwill has training for people like that. Not sure what the Canadian equivalents are. Good luck! It can be challenging because some of these folks actually feel right in that lifestyle. I worked for a while with homeless mothers with children. If you can catch them just after they've gone homeless, you can usually get them back on their feet pretty quickly. In the US, a lot of the guys are vets with issues and the Veterans Administration has some resources. Watch out for drug users. They can be unpredictable.

    In which states Goodwill has traning programs and in what field?
    Thanks

    Goodwill is in every state. They mostly train for low level jobs but ones that require some skill. It varies depending on the location and what partnerships they've been able to form with local businesses. They also train them in basic job skills like showing up on time and working consistently, grooming, just how to be appropriate in a workplace setting. Some of these people have been in an alternate universe for so long that they need help in areas as simple as how to relate to co-workers.

    Am I able to work for Goowill as a volunteer in my free time?

    Sure. They're always looking for people.
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    Oct 31, 2014 6:54 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    calime61 said
    Destinharbor said
    calime61 said
    Destinharbor saidEvery city has resources. Here I'd start by talking to United Way. Goodwill has training for people like that. Not sure what the Canadian equivalents are. Good luck! It can be challenging because some of these folks actually feel right in that lifestyle. I worked for a while with homeless mothers with children. If you can catch them just after they've gone homeless, you can usually get them back on their feet pretty quickly. In the US, a lot of the guys are vets with issues and the Veterans Administration has some resources. Watch out for drug users. They can be unpredictable.

    In which states Goodwill has traning programs and in what field?
    Thanks

    Goodwill is in every state. They mostly train for low level jobs but ones that require some skill. It varies depending on the location and what partnerships they've been able to form with local businesses. They also train them in basic job skills like showing up on time and working consistently, grooming, just how to be appropriate in a workplace setting. Some of these people have been in an alternate universe for so long that they need help in areas as simple as how to relate to co-workers.

    Am I able to work for Goowill as a volunteer in my free time?

    Sure. They're always looking for people.

    Thanks for all these information, really appreciate iticon_smile.gif
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    Nov 01, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
    Stop this Alan.

    You have made a complete fool of yourself and your selfish needs are now interfering with others who have nothing to do with you.

    Your false apologies are really cheap.

    Stay off of RJ for awhile.

    You need a break.

  • buddycat

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    Nov 01, 2014 7:53 AM GMT
    Do you have any training to deal with complex issues a homeless person would have? If not, just donate money to somewhere that does like the Salvation Army.
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    Nov 01, 2014 10:14 AM GMT
    buddycat saidDo you have any training to deal with complex issues a homeless person would have? If not, just donate money to somewhere that does like the Salvation Army.

    No i don't have training experience with homeless people, planning to join some humanitarian organisation as a volunteer so i could have the chance to know how to deal with them.