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Research Log #1 - Solutionary Project 2020

Date: 2/6/2020
Name: Aloha Akaka
Essential Question: How can our community help to support the homeless?

Three Points to Prove: #1 provide them with health care and mental health support
#2 provide temporary and permanent shelter
#3 provide alcohol and drug treatment

Point that this Source Proves: Hawaii’s homeless isn’t a lost cause

Excerpts (These should provide insight into the Point to Prove):

In the article Alexander has said the city has made progress by focusing on housing and support
services.

Alexander stated, “You don’t eliminate homelessness unless you provide housing for people,” he
said.” More shelters do not do the trick.”.

Analysis (How does this source support the Point to Prove?):

This article provides reasons for my point to prove because Alexander said in the article
“unsheltered homeless people are the most vulnerable individuals in the community. After
trending upward from 2013-2016, Hawaii’s official point in time count of homeless people
showed a decrease over the past 4 years. There’s only been nearly 40% reduction in homeless
families with minor children since 2016 But increased in 2018 from nearly 4,000-7,000.
This article gives good information to back up the 3 points and gives good reasons to why
there saying what there, saying is right. Like they said in the article the city has made progress to
helping the homeless by focusing on housing and support services for them.

Work Cited (correct MLA format):

Associated Press. “Access Denied.” U.S News & world Report: News, rankings and Analysis on
Politics, Education, Healthcare and More, 9 Jan. 2020, www.usnews.com/news/best-
states/hawaii/articles/2020-01-09/hawaii-falls-to-2nd-nationally-in-homeless-population-
size. Accessed 12 Feb. 2020.

This is a reputable and reliable article because it was published by U.S news and written by the
associated press and it gave a lot of right information.
Research Log #2 - Solutionary Project 2020
Date: 2/13/2020
Name: Aloha Akaka
Essential Question: How can our community help to support the homeless?

Three Points to Prove: #1 provide them with health care and mental health support
#2 provide temporary and permanent shelter
#3 provide alcohol and drug treatment

Point that this Source Proves: # Have hope

Excerpts (These should provide insight into the Point to Prove):

This Ted Talk proves my points because Becky stated “After my father died in February of
that same year, and, decided to travel. His death hit me pretty hard. And there were a lot of things that I
wanted to feel and deal with while I was doing that.” “I've camped my whole life. And I decided that
living in a van for a year to do this would be like one long camping trip.” That proves she was
homeless.

She had 1 cat and 1 dog “The cat came and went through an open window in the van. The
doggy went into doggy day care. And I sweated. Whenever I could, I used employee showers in office
buildings and truck stops. Or I washed up in public rest rooms.”.

“I couldn't afford to find an apartment, or, couldn't afford an apartment that would allow me to
have the Rottweiler and the cat. And I refused to give them up, so I stayed in the van. And when the
heat made me too sick to walk the 50 feet to the public restroom outside my van at night, I used a
bucket and a trash bag as a toilet.”

Someone then told her about a homeless health clinic, and she said “And I went. I hadn't bathed
in three days. I was as smelly and as depressed as anyone in line. I just wasn't drunk or high. And when
several of the homeless men realized that, including a former university professor, they said, "You
aren't homeless. Why are you really here?" Other homeless people didn't see me as homeless, but I
did. Then the professor listened to my story and he said, "You have a job. You have hope. The real
homeless don't have hope." 

She later then realized what she was, she said “was I a writer, or was I a homeless woman? So, I
went in the bookstore. And I found Tim's book. And I stood there. And I reread my essay. And I
cried. Because I was a writer. I was a writer. Shortly after that I moved back to Tennessee.”. “And I
started writing again. By the summer of the following year I was a working journalist. I was winning
awards. I was living in my own apartment. I was no longer homeless. And I was no longer invisible.”

Analysis (How does this source support the Point to Prove?): This Ted Talk proves a lot of
information for these points because she’s basically telling her lifestyle as a homeless and how
she had hope that things would get better. She stated she went to clinics and she then started to
write again, and she remembered what she was a writer and that’s when she knew that she had to
changed her life around because she knows that she’s not just some homeless and that she can
make a living. She later then started winning awards for her writing.
She said “if you ever meet one, engage them, encourage them, and offer them hope. The
human spirit can overcome anything if it has hope. people are not where they live, where they sleep, or
what their life situation is at any given time.”

Work Cited (correct MLA format):

Becky Blanton. “Transcript of “The Year I Was Homeless”. TED Ideas Worth Spreading, July
2009, www.ted.com/talks/becky_blanton_the_year_i_was_homeless/transcript?
referrer=playlist-the_issue_of_homelessness#t-329091. Accessed 13 Feb. 2020.

This is a reputable and reliable article because This Ted Talk is on the official website and it’s a real
person talking from experience.
Research Log #3 - Solutionary Project 2020
Date: 2/6/2020
Name: Aloha Akaka
Essential Question: How can our community help to support the homeless?

Three Points to Prove: #1 provide them with health care and mental health support
#2 provide temporary and permanent shelter
#3 provide alcohol and drug treatment

Point that this Source Proves:

Excerpts (These should provide insight into the Point to Prove):

According to the Encyclopedia of World Poverty, “Homeless is an extreme form of


poverty” which “describes the condition of lacking a permanent, regular, and adequate
nighttime residence so that during the night a person uses a supervised shelter designed for
temporary living accommodations or uses a private or public place that is not meant for, or
designed for, regular sleeping accommodations.”

Getting an idea of who they are is understanding the homeless community. “which required
statistical data/reports put out by the government and other agencies. While statistics were
absolutely vital, so were resources representing the homeless as individual human beings in the
form of interviews, pictures, documentaries, etc., going beyond numbers on a page.”

What’s being done? “efforts made to assist the homeless through state, federal, and other
individual(s)/organizations and services. The second, examines some of the laws and legislation
affecting the homeless population.

Analysis (How does this source support the Point to Prove?):

This journal helps to support my points to prove because it gives a lot of more information about
what’s being done. This journal gives numbers to call and classification terms if you need it.
They also give a lot of databases about the homelessness is Hawaii.
 
Work Cited (correct MLA format):

Allyson Ota. “The Homeless in Hawaii.” Redirecting you to University of Hawaii., 16 Dec.
2015, www2.hawaii.edu/irvinv/students/finallotaf15.pdf. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.
 

This is a reputable and reliable article because This source is credible because it was published by the
Hawaii.edu and they had a lot of true information that backed up their case.
Research Log #4 - Solutionary Project 2020
Date: 2/6/2020
Name: Aloha Akaka
Essential Question: How can our community help to support the homeless?

Three Points to Prove: #1 provide them with health care and mental health support
#2 provide temporary and permanent shelter
#3 provide alcohol and drug treatment

Point that this Source Proves:

Excerpts (These should provide insight into the Point to Prove):


“Housing and shelter programs can help address the root causes of homelessness through a range of
essential recovery support services”

“including mental and substance use disorder treatment, employment, and mainstream benefits.”

“Permanent supportive housing offers safe and stable housing environments with voluntary and
flexible supports and services to help people manage serious, chronic issues such as mental and
substance use disorders.”

Analysis (How does this source support the Point to Prove?):


This website proves my points because according to SAMHSA’s website its states
“Providing permanent supportive housing on a housing first basis—without requiring transitional
steps or demonstrated sobriety—is effective for people experiencing chronic homelessness.
People with a serious mental illness, substance use disorder, or co-occurring mental and
substance use disorder have demonstrated similar or better housing stability and substance use,
compared to those placed in housing with pre-requisites.” This shows that there are people out
there helping homeless with health care and temporary/permanent shelter.
The website also states, “Programs that help stabilize households by providing food
support, such as food stamps and programs for free school breakfast and lunch.” They also give
you other websites that you can go to for more help like “SAMHSA’s Permanent Supportive
Housing Evidence-Based Practices KIT outlines essential components for supportive housing
services and programs for people living with mental illness.”.
This goes for veterans too, they states “Veterans who are experiencing homelessness or at
risk of homelessness—and their family members, friends and supporters—can call 1-877-4AID
VET (877-424-3838) or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where
trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.”

Work Cited (correct MLA format):


SAMHSA. "Housing and Shelter." SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration, 29 Mar. 2019, www.samhsa.gov/homelessness-programs-
resources/hpr-resources/housing-shelter. Accessed 2  Mar. 2020.
This is a reputable and reliable article because this website give a lot of good information and it gives
other websites to you that you can call if your in this situation.
Research Log #5 - Solutionary Project 2020
Date: 2/6/2020
Name: Aloha Akaka
Essential Question: How can our community help to support the homeless?

Three Points to Prove: #1 provide them with health care and mental health support
#2 provide temporary and permanent shelter
#3 provide alcohol and drug treatment

Point that this Source Proves:

Excerpts (These should provide insight into the Point to Prove):

“Evaluating the economic impact on local hospitals of accessible primary care for homeless


individuals”.

“investigating medical and mental health issues of understudied homeless sub-groups, such as


elderly women.”

“assessing the impact of existing treatment service models and specific interventions that are
effective in reducing problems related to homelessness.”

Analysis (How does this source support the Point to Prove?):

Improving access to adequate medical care will help to improve the health of individuals


who are homeless. A health care delivery model such as that used at M.A.S.H. Village allows for
the provision of accessible, free primary healthcare services to homeless individuals and
promises to improve the health of this population. In the database it is stated “The medical clinic,
which formally opened in May 2000, provides free basic primary medical and
mental health care to individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.”
Also they said The diversity of this group in Las Vegas reflects the diversity of the
national homeless population. Father Joe's Medical Clinic was established at M.A.S.H. Village to
address the complex medical and health needs of this diverse group. M.A.S.H. Village is a 3600
m², state-of-the-art facility that has received national recognition for its progressive and
innovative approaches to homelessness. M.A.S.H. Village is located in the northern part of Las
Vegas in the middle of what is known as the “homelessness corridor.” This area contains the
majority of emergency shelters and transitional living centuries for the homeless and has been
designated as a low-income health professional shortage area and a medically under-served area
by the U.S. federal government.

Work Cited (correct MLA format):


Patricia A. Markos, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Daniel N. Allen, University of
Nevada, Las Vegas. "“A Model of Primary Healthcare Service Delivery for Individuals
Who Are Homeless.” Guidance & Counseling,." 6 Nov. 2001,
web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.librarieshawaii.org:2048/ehost/detail/detail?
vid=10&sid=2e74dc17-7d83-4f44-8878-87cca988ddad
%40sessionmgr4007&bdata=JkF1dGhUeXBlPWNvb2tpZSxpcCxjcGlkJmN1c3RpZD1zNDg
wMDI0NCZzaXRlPWVob3N0LWxpdmU%3d#AN=7272826&db=a9h. Accessed
6 Mar. 2020.

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Research Log #6 - Solutionary Project 2020
Date: 2/6/2020
Name: Aloha Akaka
Essential Question: How can our community help to support the homeless?

Three Points to Prove: #1 provide them with health care and mental health support
#2 provide temporary and permanent shelter
#3 provide alcohol and drug treatment

Point that this Source Proves:

Excerpts (These should provide insight into the Point to Prove):

“The review found that homeless people access dental care from dental
practitioners (Hill and Rimmington”.

“Dental visits were commonly made by homeless people for dental


problems”

“Another important feature of dental services for the homeless was that they
were located in close proximity to the homeless population.”

“On-site treatment was also provided using dental vans and portable dental equipment.”

“Fixed- site homeless dental clinics were co-located with other homeless
health services to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for homeless health.”.

Analysis (How does this source support the Point to Prove?):

A better understanding of how and where homeless adults access


dental care, the factors that prevent access and the strategies that have
been used to promote oral health to that population will assist in the
development of dental programs to facilitate regular preventive dental visits
and improved oral health. They stated that “Dental care for homeless adults was
affected by numerous factors. Improving their access to dental services requires collaboration
between support service providers, dental care to be near homeless populations and flexibility by
dental services.”.

In the US, homeless people who were engaged with drug rehabilitation
and social welfare programs could receive extensive dental treatment,
whereas those not engaged with programs could only receive emergency
dental care. Support workers involved in the STSA program found contact
details of dentists who treated homeless people, oral health information
leaflets and supplies of oral health products to be valuable resources.
Work Cited (correct MLA format):

Australian Journal of Primary Health. "Homeless adults’ access to dental services and strategies
to improve their oral health: a systematic literature review." 1 July 2018,
web.b.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.librarieshawaii.org:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?
vid=5&sid=42652728-0357-43e9-b7d9-86888ad5319a%40sessionmgr102. Accessed
12 Mar. 2020.

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Research Log #7 - Solutionary Project 2020
Date: 2/6/2020
Name: Aloha Akaka
Essential Question: How can our community help to support the homeless?

Three Points to Prove: #1 provide them with health care and mental health support
#2 provide temporary and permanent shelter
#3 provide alcohol and drug treatment

Point that this Source Proves:

Excerpts (These should provide insight into the Point to Prove):

“It is therefore evident that a large proportion of home- less people can benefit from palliative
care.”

“They tentatively conclude that there is some evidence that the interventions lead to the comple-
tion of more advance care directives and better access to palliative care.”

“providing palliative care that fits the needs and concerns of the homeless is
a challenge to healthcare providers.”

“Due to a complex combination of physical, psychosocial and addiction problems at the end of
life, they often have limited access to palliative care. Both the homeless and healthcare providers
experience a lot of barriers.”

Analysis (How does this source support the Point to Prove?):

“According to the widely accepted definition of the World Health Organization,


“palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families
facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of
suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and
other problems, physical, and spiritual.” First, Sumalinog et al. reviewed the effectiveness of
three interventions during homeless people’s final stage of life, including: an intervention
encouraging the completion of advance directives, a shelter-based palliative care programmed,
and an intervention aiming to improve cooperation between palliative care services and social
services for the homeless.

Twenty-seven publications from 23 different studies met the inclusion criteria; 15 studies were
qualitative and eight were quantitative. Concerns of the homeless often related to end-of-life care
not being a priority, drug dependence hindering adequate care, limited insight into their
condition and little support from family and relatives. Barriers and facilitators often concerned
the attitude of healthcare professionals towards homeless people. A respectful approach and
respect for dignity proved to be important in good quality palliative care. Training, education and
experience of professionals can help to accomplish this.

Work Cited (correct MLA format):

Hanna T. Klop, Anke J.E. de Veer, Sophie I. van Dongen, Anneke L. Francke, Judith A.C.
Rietjens and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen. "Palliative care for homeless people."
24 Apr. 2018,
web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.librarieshawaii.org:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?
vid=4&sid=20e66078-5be1-49f7-99b8-4defb3cdcd23%40sessionmgr4007. Accessed
20 Mar. 2020.

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Research Log #8 - Solutionary Project 2020
Date: 2/6/2020
Name: Aloha Akaka
Essential Question: How can our community help to support the homeless?

Three Points to Prove: #1 provide them with health care and mental health support
#2 provide temporary and permanent shelter
#3 provide alcohol and drug treatment

Point that this Source Proves:

Excerpts (These should provide insight into the Point to Prove):

“Achieving health equity requires ensuring universal healthcare access for all young people,
including those most disadvantaged.”

“Access barriers are exacerbated for groups of marginalized young people.”

“There has also been limited exploration of the role of technology in healthcare access.”

Analysis (How does this source support the Point to Prove?):


This source supports my story because it states “Young people who are marginalized due
to their socio-demographic background or for other reasons may face barriers to accessing health
care.” For example, cost particu- larly affects low income and homeless young people,
confidentially concerns and service location were more prominent for young people living in
rural areas, discrimination affects gender and sexuality and gender diverse young people, and
cultural issues were salient for refugee and Indigenous young people,
Achieving health equity involves promoting access across a range of marginalised
groups, including those facing multiple disadvantage. “Current evidence is inconclusive about
the effectiveness of online services to promote access, but some studies with marginalised young
people suggest there is promise for technology to enhance communication with young clients
who utilize face-to-face services.”

Work Cited (correct MLA format):


Fiona Robards , Melissa Kang, Katharine Steinbeck, Catherine Hawke, Stephen Jan, Lena Sanci,
Ying Ying Liew, Marlene Kong and Tim Usherwood. “Health care equity and access for
marginalised young people” 4 March 2019,
http://web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.librarieshawaii.org:2048/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?
vid=17&sid=658e1dab-caab-43a0-83b3-6acab2d5673a%40sdc-v-sessmgr03. Accessed 30
March 2020.

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