Main Objective: Our focus will be on the homeless population in Chicago.
Solution: Restore abandoned buildings to accommodate the needs of tens of hundreds of homeless people at a time. All proceeds will go towards funding the buying and renovating of abandoned buildings in order to provide tens of hundreds of homeless people with shelter. These buildings will be provided with food and other basic resources from other charitable organizations. Depending on the size of the shelter, all people will be able to have their own personal space in the building and will be uniform so the area looks more organized. We can group up with other organizations to help provide food to the homeless so this is not a primary problem. Also, there could possibly be an opening spot for jobs as people who can take care and monitor the people if they need help or to prevent crime such as stealing.
97% move up to three times within one year
Have experienced abuse and neglect along with the stresses associated with the loss of their home, safety and sense of security
Go hungry at twice the rate of other children
Have three times the rate of emotional and behavioral problems, such as anxiety, depression, sleep problems and aggression
40% attend two different schools in a year and 28% attend three or more different schools
Have four times more likely to have delayed development and twice as likely to have learning disabilities
Are 16% less proficient at reading and math than their peers
One-third repeat a grade
Have little or no positive interaction with adults
If we are able to provide children a home where they feel safe we can avoid these problems. If we can give them a place to return home after school and feed them we can give them less to worry on and more on school. This will give them a sense of security and relief of finding shelter and food. We want to help the children because these people are the future of Chicago and if we let them fall what will become of our city.
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