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SOURCE 2021: US Adults Perception of the Homeless Population in Their Community

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Title: US Adults Perception of the Homeless Population in Their Community

Presenters: Jake Enlow, Ariannah Stephan, and Matthew Metty

Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Mary McGinnis

Abstract: The central focus of our project is the marginalization of homeless people, and the problems they face that make them more of a target for discrimination. As a group, we wanted to acquire and reflect on the views of our family and friends on the topic of this stigma.  Our research focus was on how homelessness affects mental health and the healthcare field, drug statistics, and major cities. We choose to believe that homeless people, although viewed as a lesser part of society, can overcome their habits and become functioning members of society again.