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InstitutionAffiliation

Thepurpose of Heavenly Hands is to ensure that the minority people inthe city of Waterbury such as women and children have accessibilityto safe housing facilities (Dee, 2016). The Heavenly Hands is aninstitution that has existed for two decades and it has acted inconjunction with other governmental organization to enhance housingand urban development. Although the government has put measures toensure there are adequate and safe housing facilities, they have notbeen able to satisfy the whole population in the U.S. TheNon-governmental organization has focused on assisting homeless womenand children. With the organizational aim being to offer shelter, theinitiative from Heavenly Hands has managed to provide assistance tomore than 500 homeless people including women and children. Our majorchallenge as an institution is that there is a growing population ofhomeless women and children within the city of Waterbury. Therefore,the organization seeks to construct and expand housing facilities tomeet increasing demand.

Thecost of living is on the rise and so are the other essential needs.Most of the families have found themselves at a critical position inproviding the necessities and this has led to difficulties in living.Such families will experience very minimal time in facing thetermination of services or be in a position of being eradicated.Within the city of Waterbury, there is a need to provide housing andurban development. This is well illustrated by the PHA 5-Year andAnnual Plan project that will seek to minimize the problem ofhomeless children and women within the city (Dee, 2016). According tothe Heavenly Hands Foundation, they have come up with a strategy thatwill provide an answer to the scarcity of affordable housing for allpopulations more so the low-income families.

Inthe event of addressing the issue on housing shortage, the governmentagency has provided plans that will increase the number of homes thatare available for the Waterbury Housing Authority so as to meet thegrowing demand (Dee, 2016). One of the primary policy is to ensurethat there are affordable houses to families that depend on thefederal government of Waterbury regardless of the housing sizerequired. The authority has also conducted activities to affirm thatthere are fair housing. The program has ensured that those living inthe areas of poverty are given the opportunity of accessing the units(Dee, 2016). In 2002, the Heavenly Hands obtained about 130 vouchersthat enabled them to construct an additional unit (Dee, 2016). Thisillustrated that there is still a challenge in providing high-qualitypublic housing.

Itis with great concern that we would like to request for $ 100,000from the American Trust Fund Limited to enable the organization tofulfill its goals in the provision of safe housing units. The issueis much felt even at the national level, as the government togetherwith the Housing Authority of Waterbury has provided somejurisdiction on how to provide shelter (Dee, 2016). The housing unitsvary based on affordability, supply, quality, location and income.The organization mostly rely on donors and well-wishers for thesource of capital, but due to the adverse environmental conditionsfacing the homeless women and children, the enterprise seeks to meetthis basic need as soonest possible. Heavenly Hands will ensure thatthe money will be put to good use by providing safe homes for thevulnerable population. With improved housing conditions, theorganization will achieve their goals and there will be a reductionin the risk of death from unsafe situations that are on the streets.With the provision of safe housing through Heavenly Hands, thefoundation will ensure equity in the society as well as better livingconditions for the minority population. We would, therefore, like torequest American Trust Fund Limited to heed our call.

Reference

Dee,M. (2016). Holy Land, USA. Prospect.

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Statementof Need

Thereis a rise in the number of senior people in West Virginia, and as aresult of the increasing numbers and retirement, most senior peopleare facing mental illness and depression due to lack of medical careat their age. According to research published on Journalist’sResource, most older people in West Virginia people are in urgentneed for medical services (“Trends and statistics relating to U.S.seniors, elderly,” 2014).

Theproject seeks funds to assist the elderly to combine in homevolunteer services with high-quality care management services andutilize an innovative based system that delivers support systems tothe elderly at an affordable price. The initiative will assist theelderly in West Virginia and also sustain the programs over time.Most of the elderly have problems with accessing affordable healthcare services. Furthermore, a number of the elderly stay alone and donot have enough income for sustenance. Some of the elderly are notable to complete tasks such as accessing transportation, shopping,housework, and preparing meals.

Furthermore,the services are expensive and not just unaffordable. Additionally,chronic disease and health care issues also compound the struggles. Individuals become more susceptible to chronic disease as they agewhich is the major cause of death among the elderly. The chronicdisease could lead to a reduction in quality of life, limitation indaily activities, accelerated use of hospitalizations and emergencyhealthcare among seniors. A chronic disease could lead to injuriesand result in falls due to disability. Furthermore, the chronicdisease could result in depression and debilitating pain. There areother health options in West Virginia, but the options available arefor the elderly who are able to access places on their own withoutassistance and who are mobile. Foundation for the elderly is able toaddress these growing human challenges and health that seniors facetogether with their families.

Consequently,there are currently no organized in home options for elderly that arecommunity-based and affordable. Foundation for Elder assistanceplans to grow the already existing elderly club membership and expandservices within and beyond West Virginia State. The elderly clubaddresses these human and growing health challenges that elderly andtheir families face on a daily basis. Therefore, it is an urgentappeal to offer assistance to the elderly before the state loses theelderly people to chronic and other diseases. Most of the elderlypeople have an incorrect and negative belief about what aging is.Lack of basic health care services to elderly people leads to earlydeath. Most elderly people develop depression when they cannotquickly access medical services. Depression could lead to adisability of not treated at an early stage and might worsen and leadto suicide or premature death because the elderly usually seekmedication on their own.

Conclusion

Therefore,when there is an urgent aid, the organization will be able to buildaffordable health care services that will assist the elderly tocombine in home volunteer services with high-quality care managementservices and utilize an innovative based system that delivers supportsystems to the elderly at an affordable price. Through affordablehealth care services, the elderly will be able to access basic healthcare services on time and as a result, reduce death rates among theelderly. Consequently, the rate of chronic disease and depressionwill reduce among the elderly.

Reference

Trendsand statistics relating to U.S. seniors, elderly: Census Bureau 2014report. (2014, August 5). Retrieved fromhttps://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/public-health/trends-statistics-relating-us-seniors-elderly-census-bureau-2014-report

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The process of writing proposals often needs specific steps that willdescribe the entire problem and solutions too. In this case, they aresupposed to entail facts and statistics that capture the severitywhile the solutions should be more personalized to that problem. Thisessay provides a comparison of two Statements of Need and how theyshould be improved.

The Statement of Need on pgs. 264 – 265 provide a proper analysisof the situation that students are undergoing. It gives a deeperillustration of the problem and reveals how the students have adifficult time trying to stay in school (Guide to Proposal Writing,n.d.). The report also captures the causes for such behaviors and whythe students need positive role models and positive behavioralprograms to change their understanding of school and education. Italso shows the facts associated with the dropout rate and suggestshow supervision, counseling, and collaboration can be helpful in suchsituations. Perhaps, it can add more statistics to prove how theproblem is quite severe and ensure that the solutions are morepersonalized and unique too. On the other hand, the Statements ofNeed on pgs. 23-26 talks about the challenges that students facewhile trying to read (Guide to Proposal Writing, n.d.). It gives thefacts that describe the extent of the problem in the society, but, itwill need to be much more specific evidence and credibility of thesolutions. However, the first one provides deeper information thanthe second one which does not offer enough guidance on the problemand how it will be handled. The first proposal will make properchanges and guide the students in achieving more goals.

In conclusion, the first Statement of Need seems more applicablesince it has provided enough evidence and facts to support theimplementation. In this case, the proper analysis reveals how themeasures can help the students in focusing on their education andreducing the rate of dropout. The second one needs more informationand statistics too.

References

Guide to ProposalWriting: Developing the Proposal: The Statement of Need