Exercise 6


In Haggerty Ted talk, she takes about the challenges she faced trying to end homelessness in New York and then los Angeles. When she first started in New York she had thought that helping people meet anything from give food or blankets until she had met a difficult woman that never seemed to want help. That was until she came up to Haggerty for help when they started a program that gave the homeless housing. When this homeless women first came in she was curious as to why she finally wanted help. The homeless woman told her “You were offering me food and blankets, you never offer me a home. (1)” This statement had opened Haggerty eyes as to why someone outliner homeless people would remain homeless. It was because if she wanted to solve the problem everything she does has to led to the end goal of giving them a home. This new way of thinking ultimately helped her take a new approach to the homeless which she would new when trying to help the homeless in Los Angles. One of the new ways she tried helping the homeless in Los Angles was when she met a homeless man named Ed who they had help send to rehab before he entered the program as he saw that if he didn’t fix himself he wouldn’t be able to benefit from the program.

In the Haggerty’s ted talk her main idea seemed to be that the best possibly way to help the homeless get back on their feet is to prove them with a place to live and go from there. She saw that the problem with trying to help the homeless also involves approach different individuals with what they really need instead of generalizing them. This was how she was able to help many of the outliner homeless that just never seemed to get enough help. Haggerty talk could be seen as a proposal that is focused on helping the homeless through a progressive method that is constantly changing with every person instead of a large scale program. Her talk had factually evidence behind it and how that it had an overall been on society making it have some characteristics of a formal proposal. The talk was weak in the fact that she hadn’t made her point until later on in the video as her program wasn’t working for everyone in the beginning. It was strong in how she showed how her new idea could help more difficult homeless people. I feel she gave s solution to the homeless problem that could be used in many other areas.

Work Citied:


Haggerty, Roseanna. “How to Solve a Social Problem.” How to Solve a Social Problem | Community Solutions, www.community.solutions/blog/how-solve-social-problem.




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