This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)

How do the homeless, jobless, disabled, et.c. conquer meta-ignorance wrt social

  1. stanwshura profile image74
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    How do the homeless, jobless, disabled, et.c. conquer meta-ignorance wrt social services?

    In other words how do those in dire need (or anyone, frankly) get to the point of KNOWING what we don't know so we can THEN answer the question FINALLY formed.  What ARE some of the available programs, resources, and housing opportunities for people with cognitive/executive functioning deficits (ha! or breakdown!)?  How do people find out what they  don't know, and whom to contact for answers?

  2. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    Homeless is one thing.  Jobless is another thing.  Disabled isn't just yet another thing, but it could be many, many, "yet another thing's".  So the three descriptions can't be "all lumped together" if anyone hopes to come up with either the right questions or the right answers.

    There is "meta-ignorance" when it comes to the development of programs (or whatever else) aimed to assist people in need of any number of types of assistance.  Often, people designing the policies/laws for such programs do "lump together" anyone who needs assistance.  Worse, they assume that low income or no income equals being ignorant (about any number of things or about everything), uneducated, or irresponsible.  There is ignorance with regard to what is actually a "disability" in the first place.  There's ignorance about the potential of all people - regardless of whether they're mentally/physically able or not.  There is ignorance about what severe financial need can do to mental/emotional healthy (or just ability to keep a clear head and have energy) of those with serious money problems. There's ignorance (gross ignorance) about the ways a lot of policies/programs (or other types of assistance) make matters for worse for individuals and/or screen out the people who are most deserving of help.,  Then, on top of it all, there's lack of holding people (those who design programs and policies and people in the system who mishandle cases, or at least rubber-stamp them without question) accountable.  As a result, while The System looks to see what's wrong with the people who need assistance, the fact is that it The System that often creates that need for assistance and/or dependence on it.

    People who need assistance most often don't have trouble finding the phone number for it.  I think more often a lot of people make the call, discover the weaknesses/flaws/even dangers in the kind of assistance being offered; and decide they'll "pass".  The choice can be to allow an ignorant, oppressive, system into one's life and be assured that one will find himself trapped (in any number of ways), or refusing to buckle under to "The System"  in the hopes of being able to find one's way out of his situation without compromising all the must be compromised by asking for/accepting help from "The System".  Those who see the destructive nature of help from the system may take their chances on going it alone, rather than do what they feel will almost guarantee they will never get anywhere - ever.  So, they take their chances with being "left out in the cold" (in one or more ways).  Some manage to survive it all.  Some only sort of manage to sort of survive (mentally/emotionally).  Some don't survive it at all.

    1. stanwshura profile image74
      stanwshuraposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow!  Very knowledgable answer.  I AM one of the new jobless (fired for "overt anxiety" & other unaccomodated disabilities).  I'd be homeless, too, but for a dear friend letting me stay w/ her & sleep on her couch.  I'm also one who'd not fin