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4 Ways to Approach the Homeless Encampment Issue in Your Area

4 Ways to Approach the Homeless Encampment Issue in Your Area - Bio-One of Oceanside.

Bio-One of Oceanside's technicians are experienced in homeless encampment clean out throughout North San Diego County and Southern California. Professionals should remove trash and biohazardous waste such as fecal matter, blood, urine, hypodermic needles, and objects to guarantee the safety of the local community, law enforcement, and emergency responders.

The homeless encampment issue has increased due to multiple factors, including misguided politics, economic struggle, mental health conditions, and the lack of opportunities for people who are also struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It's important to stay informed about what is happening around the homeless encampment issue in your community or neighborhood. We are sharing four ways you can approach the homeless encampment issue in your area as an information resource if you're dealing with this delicate issue in your area.

Homelessness - What does it mean?

By definition, a homeless person is someone who lives without a permanent dwelling. They can live alone or be a part of a homeless encampment, a location where many people live in unsheltered areas. These makeshift structures can be found in public spaces such as avenues, streets, sidewalks, parks, subways, under bridges, and even on the beach. These camps can be found on abandoned buildings, private properties, and local, state, or federal government-owned areas.

A homeless encampment is often the only option for someone experiencing homelessness. It's not a choice but the last resort to provide some stability and security. The people who live in these encampments are vulnerable to many dangers, such as violence, exposure to the elements, mental and physical health risks, and multiple biohazards.

To help those living in homeless encampments, it's important first to understand the root causes of homelessness.

What you can do to help the homeless.

There are many ways to help the homeless population in your community. Here are some things you can do to make a difference and, hopefully, contribute to a more effective solution for unhoused residents:

  1. Be politically active
  2. Volunteer with Organizations that provide a solution for the homeless
  3. Volunteer with Church Organizations
  4. Contact your State Representative and local law enforcement 

Be politically active

The homeless encampment issue is a hot topic right now. If you want to help the community with the social issue that is homelessness, start by getting politically active: know who your city crews, local legislators, and politicians are, learn how to get in touch with them, and participate in a cause that resonates with what you're trying to accomplish.

Article tagged: 25 ways to be politically active (whether you lean left or right) - by CNN Politics.

Volunteer with Organizations that provide a solution for the homeless

By January 2020, 580.466 Americans were experiencing homelessness, according to data published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness

Drug addiction, mental health conditions, adverse circumstances, poverty, chronic unemployment, economic hardships… We discuss the health effects of homeless encampments while recognizing that people struggling with homelessness are not there for the same reasons. 

If you're looking to volunteer for an organization that provides a real homelessness solution, we recommend Solutions for Change with a community-based approach. Founded in 1999, Solutions for Change has a clear mission: "To solve Family Homelessness- One family, one community at a time." Learn more about Solutions for Change's work by clicking here and how to volunteer now.

Volunteer with Church Organizations

People living in homeless encampments struggle with hygiene, health problems, hunger, and other issues that others may take for granted. Organizations like the San Diego Rescue Mission help homeless people with basic needs and support them in changing their lives. 

Volunteer with a church in your area to help homeless people with food, clothing, and other necessities. Learn more about San Diego Rescue Mission's work and how to get involved to help. 

Contact your State Representative and local law enforcement 

The unsanitary conditions in which homeless encampments are built typically result in multiple health and safety issues like disease outbreaks and the risk of biohazard contamination due to drug and alcohol abuse. 

While the City of Oceanside stated that the 9th Circuit's landmark 2019 "Boise Decision" has limited the Police Department's ability to enforce the Code prohibition camping on public property and other limitations, emergencies and illegal activities still should be reported to the Police Department at 911.

Learn about what the City of Oceanside is doing to help solve homelessness in Oceanside and what you can do to get involved and help solve the problem.

Homeless Encampment Clean Out - Bio-One can help you

Homeless encampments often contain blood, feces and urine, pests, alcohol bottles, sharp needles, and other biohazardous waste and trash that only professionals should clean and remediate. Bio-One of Oceanside works with local law enforcement, public service agencies, non-profit organizations, and property managers for homeless encampment clean out, disinfection, and decontamination.

Homeless camp in North San Diego County - Bio-One of Oceanside.
Homeless camps pose several health and safety threats and should be cleaned by professionals.

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  • Homeless encampment clean-out
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