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Social Workers Helping Homeless at Occupy Los Angeles Protest

Scene from Occupy DC camp in Washington, D.C. The movement has spread to cities around the world.

Social workers have been called in to assist homeless people who are taking part in the Occupy Los Angeles protest surrounding City Hall, according to this article in the San Jose Mercury News.

The Occupy movement that has spread across the globe protests policies that favor the rich. However, the presence of homeless people who may have mental illness or a drug addiction has caused disruption at Occupy Los Angeles.

“It’s created disorder in the encampment,” said organizer Clark Davis. “It’s sort of weakened our stance.”

To learn more about how social workers help the homeless transition to independent living check out an article on the homeless at the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” consumer Website by clicking here.

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