Social Problems

Social Problems

Our first writing assignment centered upon the definition of the
sociological viewpoint toward social problems, and an identification
of a social problem that we felt was one of the most significant in
society. For this next paper, we will expand upon our understanding of
the social problem through analyzing the organizations that are
committed to addressing it. For example, with respect to the problems
of homelessness, we see a variety of local and national level
organizations that seek to enable people the opportunity to have
permanent housing. Habitat for Humanity would be an excellent example
of an organization that deals with such a concern. In the same sense,
we may look at the Salvation Army as a type of organization committed
to helping impoverished people, or people recently released from
prison or drug treatment, to find gainful employment and reclaim a
quality-of-life. Your job in this paper will be to do your own
independent research on two organizations that are committed to the
social problem chosen in the first writing assignment. This will
ultimately lead to our final paper in which we’ll examine the future
of the social problem.


Construct a 2-4 page paper that fully satisfies these two areas:

Based upon your topic chosen in the first assignment, or based upon an
entirely new topic of your choice, describe two organizations (Feel
free to do your own independent research on these organizations) that
is seeking to address this social problem. (1-2 pages). Note: If you
do change topics please get prior approval from you instructor.

Analyze two major ways that each organization is addressing the social
problem you have mentioned. For example, are they helping to create
homeless shelters, are they helping people receive drug treatment, or
are they working with state and local authorities to curb suffering in
some area?