This challenging book calls attention to the alarming fact that homelessness in America is increasing at the rate of 20 to 25 percent each year, despite the growing number of services developed to help homeless people. The major position in this book is that emergency responses such as shelters, soup kitchens, and turkeys at Thanksgiving and Christmas must shift to emphases on preventing homelessness in the first place. Dr. Stoner relates the social problem of homelessness to broader issues in society and recommends a series of preventive strategies to keep people at work, with their families, on decent welfare benefits, in affordable housing, or in mental health settings. All of these measures can keep people within the circle of housing.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||American University Studies Series: Series 11: Anthropology/Sociology , #29|