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Ever noticed the people outside, asking you for money on the train or in the streets? Most have a funny smell, or are barely dressed when it is freezing outside? Those people are more than likely homeless. Being homeless is the state of a person living on the streets, if they have no home. Homelessness occurs because many people cannot afford housing, do not have a job, receive low income, are mentally ill or have a drug addiction (Coalition for the Homeless). Homelessness affects society in a variety of ways making it a social issue. It causes economic downturn, increases poverty, and also causes family dysfunction.
Since January of 2002 the homelessness rate has increased
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Today homelessness is a problem in America and always has been an issue. In the United States homelessness has been documented since 1640 and has been growing rapidly since then. There are nearly 630,000 people that are homeless, that is about the size of Boston! Some people or families that become homeless are due to natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, and other related disasters. Some people or families also become homeless due to a loss of a family member, house fires, or getting laid off from a job. These are everyday people that once had a house to go home to every night and a warm place to sleep. Just imagine one day losing everything and having no place to sleep or
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Homelessness affects families ways of living. Many within the country are faced with the challenges of homelessness. They have to suffer from many challenges physically and mentally. It affects the whole family from before they were born until the day they die. Homelessness affects their jobs and education also. Homelessness has a big impact on their life.
Homelessness affects a vast number of people. In the United States over 100 million people are homeless (Stearman 9). In fact, between 600,000 and 760,000 people are homeless every night (Hurley 31),and 1.3 million people are homeless at some point each year (“Impact of Homelessness on Children” 1). Unfortunately, homeless people are
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Homelessness is an issues occurring globally. Both the causes and the results have expanded locally and worldwide. However, in the United States at least 3.5 million people are facing homelessness every year (Overview of Homelessness in America, n.d.). According to National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness the biggest growth has been with children and families. Many facing poverty and homelessness, but the causes are becoming an interplay issue (Health Care, 2013). Beyond the addictions and illnesses there are homeless and taxpayers concerned of the situation.
The consequences of those without a home and living in streets are unbelievable. The homeless have been attacked
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Homelessness has been a growing concern globally. I was internally disturbed whenever I saw a homeless person. I always perceived a homeless person to be only men in dirty clothes with long white hair and beards asking for food and money. Nowadays, homeless individuals can either be men, women, and especially children. It was even harder to see kids in this condition. My heart just poured out to them whenever they cried. The scenario was not any different from other parts of the world. The only difference is that homeless people were found only in certain parts of the city in the United States. We tend to take for granted the lives that we live by ignoring this problem. Every year, there
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Homelessness among adolescents in the Seattle area is a critical issue that requires everyone’s consideration and concern. Historically, homelessness has persistently been very problematic in society. In the King County area there are as many as 1,000 youths that are alone in the streets on any given night. The most recent survey completed by King County (Count Us In) presented that there were 777 youth and young adults in the King County area that were either homeless or were in unstable housing on the night of January 22, 2014 (KingCounty.gov).
These teens were either disowned by their families that could not handle them anymore, former foster kids, or kids that were bullied
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Homelessness in our society.
The existence of homeless people in our society is still evident today. Everywhere you look around our cities, parks and streets it is likely that you will witness a homeless person struggling to survive. This is most certainly a social justice issue, every Australian deserves a secure and comfortable place to dwell, not left on the streets to perish.
In society the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. People today are far to driven by work and money to see the problem of homelessness surrounding them.
Those very reasons explain why I chose this topic to create an advertising campaign. On the 23rd of June, 1987 the Hawke government promised us this
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A person is defined as being homeless when he/she lacks a fixed nightimeshelter. Therefore, we must rethink our views on whom we regard ashomeless. On any given night 760,000 men, woman and children, have nocontrol over where they sleep, eat or go to the bathroom, which are allvital daily human needs which we all appear to take for granted.Homelessness is certainly not defined by those living in boxes, underbridges or at subway gates. Homelessness is defined by a loss of controlover one's environment. Homelessness can result from violence torejection, to a breakdown of the family unit. The main cause ofhomelessness is that friends, parents and relatives can no longer put upwith the homeless
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Homelessness as an issue in today's society is largely ignored. To many, the problem of homelessness is invisible or barely noticed. When these people do see the homeless it is found in the form of beggars who need to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” or mentally ill people who “just can't help themselves”. In either case the central point remains; the homeless must be people who are incapable or unwilling to help themselves. After all, wouldn't they stop being homeless if they just tried? These sorts of rationalizations cover a more disturbing truth; that for many in today's society, the spectre of homelessness is more pressing of a
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The distribution of wealth in American resembles a diamond shaped structure meaning the majority of the population is in the middle class and the poor as well as the wealthy are the minority. The diamond is considered the perfect structure for any economy because the majority of the population is in the middle class. However it is shocking that a large minority of people are still subject to poverty and homelessness. The majority of the homeless maintain one or more low wage jobs, many even have families to care for aside from just fending for themselves. These average hardworking people fall through the cracks in society making barely enough money to let alone enough to own or even rent a
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OutlineIntroductionStatement of the problemResearch questionsHypothesisLiterature reviewData analysisHomelessnessIntroductionHomelessness has become a major problem in the society. According to research, people have become homeless while scores of others are falling into the same situation courtesy of a number of reasons. This societal mishap could soon become a disaster if measures are not taken to restore the situation. In America for instance, more than two million people are homeless. The number of individuals under similar circumstances is increasing with each passing day. In essence homelessness refers to the situation where people live in streets; make up shelters
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As the Joad family lost its farm and hit the road in Steinbeck's classic, The Grapes of Wrath, so to did America lose its ability to plead ignorance to the problem of rural homelessness. Yet, as the troubles of the Great Depression, and two million homeless Americans, were eclipsed by a world at war, the issue of homelessness was once again placed on the back burner, and then taken off of the stove altogether (Davis 275). Although this problem has seldom been discussed in the sixty years since, rural homelessness is again on the rise and threatens to become the major problem facing rural America (Rural Homelessness).
Less than ten miles from the
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We live in a world where it is survival of the fittest. It is hard to succeed, one wrong decision can easily lead someone into a financial struggle. This can lead to homelessness. Homelessness is not a lifestyle that one would choose by choice. In 2003, there has been "... as many as 1.3 million Canadians that have experienced homelessness...at some point during the last 5 years." Affordable housing costs less on an annual basis compared to putting the homeless in prison. Canada was the last to have an action plan towards ending homelessness and as we are understanding; the prisons are being over-populated.
We often hear that people in our society blame the homeless for living on the
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proudly served their country. These soldiers served heroically, with the hope of returning home to a safe and peaceful life. Yet many soldiers are finding that they have no home to return to. Shamefully veterans are reported to account for 23% of America’s homeless population, although the actual number may be much larger (Coalition for the Homeless). These soldiers gave of themselves for their country and now annually more than 500,000 of them experience homelessness (National Coalition for the Homeless). It is a disgraceful fact that in the greatest country in the world, the men and women who once represented America in its many wars for freedom, and built up America’s international might, are
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America falls prey to a social ill that plagues every society; that of the homeless of its citizens. Shamefully of those homeless 23% are veterans.( http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/veterans.html)
These soldiers gave of themselves for their country and now annually it has reported that more than 500,000 of them experience homelessness (national coalition for home). It is despicalable fact that in the greatest country in the world the men and women who have represented America in its many wars for freedom, and built up america’s international might, are now sleeping under bridges and looking for a place to sleep at
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Homelessness is a growing epidemic across the country. This terrible misfortune has led to many unsuspecting people leading impoverished lifestyles, and facing the horrific and heart-wrenching tragedy of abandonment. The purpose of this essay is to not only persuade the readers to get involved in ending homelessness on local and national efforts, but to embrace new and creative ways of helping to end this rapidly growing problem, by taking action to end this catastrophic situation. Also, I will demonstrate the causes and effects of the homeless resorting to violence, by using comparison and contrast to examine the views and standpoints on helping the forgotten, so that we might end this
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Homelessness has become a problem in the city of Cincinnati. Many families are homeless because of job layoffs and exhausted unemployment benefits. Some employed families but do not earn enough wages to support a family and pay for adequate housing. Some people just plain refuse to pay their rent, as a result, the family will receive an eviction from their dwelling and because of the eviction, either they cannot obtain affordable housing under low income status or can’t afford the market rent, therefore they become homeless. Young single mothers can receive welfare benefits (Aid for Dependent Children) for 36 months. During that time they are suppose to be furthering their
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Homelessness - Speech
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to begin by telling you a little
story. Everyday, on my way to work, I come across this smart and neat
young man selling the Big Issue. I never pay much attention to him and
in fact would rather he wasn’t there at all making me think about all
those people in the UK who, like him, are homeless. How many of you
have ever felt that same way? Most of us try to ignore these people
living in the streets who are forced to beg for money as if that
solved the problem and made them disappear. But it doesn’t.
So thinking about this, one day, I decided to help this young man and
buy the Big Issue from
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Homelessness became a huge problem in everywhere especially in the USA. Most people heard homeless people, and they saw homeless people in the streets, markets, or bridges. Most people never try to understand why there is much homelessness. Most people do not know any facts about them seem the truth of homelessness, the state of homelessness in the United States, and the effect on people from homelessness.
Many causes become the answers to homeless people. The most easy understanding of homelessness is they don not have houses. Homeless people live in the streets because they do not have a house, but every homeless person does not have a house since he was born is impossible. First
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A recently widowed mother leaves her deserted, vacant house with her 3 young children in tears not knowing where they would end up or if they would even survive. After her husband died suddenly with no insurance she had to sell everything to try and keep her family alive on the streets. While this may not have happened in real life, every night in America alone up to 600,000 men, women, and children go homeless. Homelessness is a major issue.There is no one cause of homelessness. After a decade of research it was confirmed that there are many causes and varieties of contemporary homelessness. A person may have been raised homeless and stuck in a poverty cycle. Often when people are homeless
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Homelessness is not something that was created over night; it has existed for a long time; often we choose not to see the homeless, or bother with them, so we look the other way. Homelessness is not prejudice toward race, creed, or religion--it has no boundaries; all homeless people should not be stereotyped as being drug abusers or the mentally ill that have been released from mental hospitals. Homelessness is not a disease that a person can catch from bodily contact, but it certainly has afflicted many Americans. We need to find the cause of homelessness before we can find a solution. More money for more programs is the typical response, but we should look at what has
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IntroductionHomelessness is a social problem in Australia. Youth homelessness in Australia has been on the increase due to several factors, and it is assumed that these factors may assist in the intervention and prevention of youth homelessness. The only way to decrease youth homelessness is to address the structural factors that cause it. This paper will begin by defining homelessness according to the Supported Accommodation Assistance Act 1994 and by other prominent authors of youth homelessness. Structural factors will be then discussed, including unemployment and lack of affordable housing, as prominent causes for the increase in youth homelessness. It will be argued that the Australian
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In fiscal year 2006, the HUD, Department of Housing and Urban Development, was presented a budget by the Bush Administration consisting of $528.5 billion for homeless programs (Romeo 1). The problem of homelessness and extreme poverty is not a new occurrence; but in past years more extreme measures have been taken to combat the issue as more people become homeless. Expensive social programs and housing developments for the homeless have been created to help battle the increasing issue. Homelessness is an expensive problem that will never end; furthermore, the condition of homeless people in America is affected by the type of education they receive, the state of the economy, and the amount
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Homelessness in America
Here in Tahoe, we are lucky enough to experience a great quality of life, and only a few have to face the horrible life of poverty and homelessness. However, nationwide, even right outside the basin, homelessness is a growing epidemic across the country. There are many ways one can become homeless; for the most part poverty. There are also different concentrations of homeless in different types of terrain, such as urban or suburban areas. Last, there is the ever- growing homeless population, and how much money it costs us for others to live in poverty. These are the questions we ask ourselves about homelessness, and the only way we
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Part 1: The IssueDescribe the Issue There is no definition of 'homelessness'. However, Australia defines homelessness as a person not having their own suitable accommodation and is experienced by people living below minimum community standards, or has to move in and out of temporary housing. They accommodate themselves in shelters, or railway stations, for reasons such as absence from safe and secure housing. Homelessness is a very significant issue in Australia. Access to safe and secure housing is one of the most basic human rights. However, homelessness is not just about housing. Homelessness is about lack of connectedness with family, friends and the community, and lack of control over
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Currently, there are very scores of homeless individuals in Tempe; the authorities of the city have put in place a number of strategies to help address the problem of homelessness among the residents. Although several proposals have been instituted to address the problem, this paper only looks at three of them: the National Coalition for the Homeless (2006), Lois M Collins, Desert News, and Fehr-Snyder, The Arizona Republic. The paper seeks to explain why the National Coalition for the Homeless is the best among the three strategies.
The National Coalition for the Homeless (2006) is the most effective strategy as it seeks to address the problem of homelessness through various means
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Homelessness in Canada
Missing Works Cited
Homelessness is a condition of people who lack regular access to adequate housing. As this condition becomes a growing problem in Canada people are forced to deal with the issues. Who are the homeless? They range from children to adults and even in some cases, families. Why are they homeless? Poverty, lack of jobs or well paying jobs, decline in Social Services, domestic violence, mental illness, and chemical dependency contribute to the majority of the homeless within our society. What effects does being homeless have on members of the family? It contributes to many physical and mental health problems for both parents and their children
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Tischler had quite a bit to say about homelessness in America. It is a serious problem effecting 300,000 to 700,000 people in the United States on any given day.# It pains me to think of this many people sleeping on the streets of the U.S. at night. Although Tischler admits in his book that the demographics are hard to verify, it is estimated that families with children make up 36% of the homeless. # It was painful to realize the full number of homeless people, it is even more heartbreaking to think of 100,000 to 230,000 thousand children not sleeping in a home at night. Tischler also wrote about the problems faced by the homeless. He stated that two-thirds have infections diseases, thirty
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Imagine a man on the streets, who society has forgotten. This man emits the smell of garbage; he has not bathed in months. This man sits quietly mumbling to himself. To the outer world he is just one of the many homeless, but little does society know that this man has a mental illness as well. Homelessness and mental illness are linked. These two happenings have similar beginnings. Homelessness is influenced by drug and alcohol disuse, being homeless at a young age, money problems, and trauma symptoms. Mental illness is caused by many of the same things, but it can also happen at birth. The effects that each entity has on a person are comparable. Rehabilitation is a necessary process if a
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If you do not already know what homelessness means, it is someone who is not able to live in a stable residence because of financial or psychological problems, so they are forced to live on the streets or put themselves on the streets, because they feel it would be a better fit. Homelessness in Canada is a very large and concerning issue because of the growing population.
We need to ask our selves what causes homelessness, why are so many youth involved with homelessness and what can we change so that the homelessness problem in Canada lessens? Many people put the issue of homelessness aside because there are many programs that people can go to so that they can get help but not all people
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Everyone has gone without something at some point in their lives. Maybe new clothes, cell phone, cable TV, but how many have gone without a place that they can call home? It was estimated that during 2009 on any given night there was 664,414 people staying in a shelter somewhere in the United States (Khadduri & Culhane, 2010a). Through 2009, 1.56million different people were recorded to have used an emergency housing shelter (Khadduri& Culhane, 2010a). These numbers do not account for those who did not use emergency housing shelters, but were defined as homeless. The legal definition of homelessness one would have to review the McKinney-Veto act of 1987, it states “An individual who
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"The term 'homeless' is actually a catch word, a misnomer that focuses attention on only one aspect of the individual's plight; lack of residence or housing (Baum & Burnes; Daly, 1996). The concept of home is at the heart of the term homelessness. Also, the term “home” has been used by various disciplines (sociology, anthropology, psychology, architecture, history, geography, philosophy) to define a structure, a place or dwelling, a family or group of people, a country or birthplace, an organization or building, a place within that defines a person's sense of self, a refuge from the outside world, a haven (Mallet, 2004). A home essentially offers protection from the extremes of
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Statement and Scope of the Phenomena
Everyone has gone without something at some point in their lives. Maybe new clothes, cell phone, cable TV, but how many have gone without a place that they can call home? It was estimated that during 2009 on any given night there was 664,414 people staying in a shelter somewhere in the United States (“The 2009 annual,” 2010). Through 2009, 1.56million different people were recorded to have used an emergency housing shelter (“The 2009 annual,” 2010). These numbers do not account for those who did not use emergency housing shelters, but were defined as homeless. The legal definition of homelessness one would have to review the McKinney-Veto act of
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The idea of homelessness is not an effortlessly characterized term. While the normal individual comprehends the essential thought of vagrancy, analysts in the sociological field have connected conflicting definitions to the idea of homelessness, justifiably so as the thought includes a measurement more exhaustive than a peculiar meaning of a single person without living arrangement. Homelessness embodies a continuum running from the nonappearance of a changeless safe house to poor living courses of action and lodging conditions. As per Wolch et al. (1988), homelessness is not an unexpected experience rather it is the zenith of a long procedure of investment hardship, disconnection, and
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government, and mental illness.
Drug and alcohol abuse lead to homelessness and mental illness; it is endangering the individuals of the United States as well as other countries. Seventeen percent of the homeless population had a history of substance abuse including hard drugs and alcohol (Burt 5). When people take drugs they cannot think straight and they end up making the choices that are not the ones that they should’ve chosen; therefore, causing them to become homeless because they don’t have a job that they can keep on a regular basis. Taking out the time and money to go to a hospital to get help is something that a homeless person will not do on their own. They just do not have the money
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known to cause academic problems, poverty, incarceration, and additional health problems (“Module 1”). Homelessness is another possible consequence (Harvard Mental Health Letter). Over three million people are homeless in the United States every year (“Overview of Homelessness”). At least a quarter of those homeless suffer from a mental illness (Harvard Mental Health Letter). Many of the mentally ill population in America are homeless, and remain so due to the history and effects of their illness from situations such as childhood abuse and alcohol or drug addiction, the fear and lack of supportive housing programs, and the lack of support and integration from federal programs.
It is no secret
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. These are the assumptions and stereotypes that cause the rest of society to fear and separate themselves from those who are homeless, often treating them as if they were not part of the community. Misconceptions like these can cause a dangerous environment for people who live out in the streets among people who are prejudiced against homelessness or would cause them harm. It also interferes with those in need of help from getting help.
Before judging a person that is homeless it is important to have an open mind. No one likes to see people living out on the street whether it would be out of sympathy or repulsion. Some people might feel annoyed when they see a person with a cardboard sign
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Have you ever been stuck? So stuck you have nowhere to go, no money, and nobody that is willing to help you? Well, thousands of people around the world are in the same shoes as you are. There are millions of people sleeping outside on the streets every single day and night, starving and sleeping in cold and awful conditions. Imagine sleeping in an alley or starting a fire in a trash can just to keep warm, but then getting taken to jail because you are disrupting the peace on the streets. Who to turn to when everybody has given up on you is going to be a hard decision. We, the more fortunate, need to come together to fight against homelessness. Imagine being in their shoes, scared, lost
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In our nation today, we the citizens of the United States of America have been pummeled with rising economic and social problems. Homelessness is one of the major issues that derived centuries ago, and is still in effect today. Being homeless simply means lacking a permanent, stable, and a secure place to lay your head at night. The article,” The Future of homelessness”, mainly discusses how homelessness has been around for many decades, and seems as if it will be around for many more. The author states that “homelessness is no longer considered as an emergency” (29). MeaningThis means that, “poor people,” as society would call them, is are not a major issue that requires the attention
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Misconceptions About Homelessness
?Over the past year, over two million men, women, and children were homeless? in America. (NLCHP) Homeless people face an intense struggle just to stay alive despite the fact that society turns its head from the problem. The government makes laws that discriminate against homeless people, which make it, illegal for them to survive. The mistreatment of homeless people is an issue that is often ignored in our community. When you see a homeless person on the streets how do you react? Do you turn your head and ignore them? Do you become angry that they are living on the streets? Do you feel frightened and avoid the situation all together? Or do you see
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Prevention of Homelessness PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT 5
Prevention of HomelessnessTraci LedfordUniversity of Phoenix, Axia CollegeHHS225Louise MorrellJuly 21, 2007Prevention of HomelessnessAncient and preliterate civilizations used prayer and ritual as preventive measures against disease and disaster. Modern culture uses a more modernistic approach. There are new technologies being released everyday to help professionals in the medical field prevent illness. Modern technology aslo helps weather centers better predict natural disasters.The Texas Homeless Network (THN) is non-profit organizations whose mission is to stregnthen the communities of Texas to elimate homelessness and prevent future
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a few repercussions. The monetary value of the necessities of life kept increasing, to help get the money back into the system, while the minimum wage has not increased accordingly. This has caused things like food to become too expensive for people to afford. Now, just because one has a job does not mean that they can live comfortably.
It is hard enough to support oneself in this economy, but also supporting others becomes that much harder. 35% of the homeless population includes families with children. This is also the quickest growing population of homeless people. (Overview of Homelessness in America) It takes much more money to be able to raise children then it did many years ago
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lifestyle and the restrictions that her teenage homelessness put on her ability to receive an education. She brings to life the harsh reality and instability of living on the streets in New York City during the 1990s, a challenge that thousands of youth face to this day.
Living without a home can put an individual at a high risk of finding themselves in dangerous situations. Among these are the possibility of: being harmed or exploited by others, raped or sexually abused, or doing illegal things, such as prostitution or drug dealing, in order to make a living (“Being”). Along with these perils comes the problematic issue of attending school. Fifty percent of homeless youth, aged sixteen or older
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Psychiatric disorders can lead to many types of problems. These problems can range from housing instability, to disease, and even death. Having a disorder and lack of stable living conditions most often further complicates the overall health and the care this is a bit confusing for a homeless adult. Without the proper health care the mind will become even more unstable. This does not automatically follow logically. Individuals with severe mental illness soften most times with homelessness because of their inability to accomplish daily tasks and earn money. Mental illness is serious and severe and can have a domino effect on one’s life and those surrounding the individual. The hand in hand
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In Ohio (The Tri state), and over the last 17 years, there has been a 160% population increase. Homelessness has become a problem in the city of Cincinnati. Many families are homeless because of job layoffs and exhausted unemployment benefits. Some families are employed but do not earn enough wages to support a family and pay for adequate housing. Young single mothers can receive welfare benefits (Aid for Dependent Children) for 36 months. During that time they are supposed to be furthering their education or preparing to go to work. If neither is accomplished, the mother will receive medical for the children and food stamps only. If the family is not residing in subsidized housing they
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school (Abbarno, 1999). Rehabilitation does not only involve taking the children from the streets but also helping them to integrate into the society, without inflicting too many wounds.
Often times, children who lived in stable families are thrust into homelessness because their breadwinner has lost his or her job. At other times, children simply run away from home because of harsh conditions such as abuse. However, they may lack the survival skills to stay in the streets, especially if their families abandon them or they run away from home. For such children, finding a home is important, just as important is healing their hearts of pain and suffering. This poses as one of the ethical
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The Homeless'. It was, as it says, a list of things you can do for the homeless, but it was a little different from the things listed above. Here's a few of them:What to giveClothing.Money.Toys.A bag of groceries.Children Tutor homeless children. Take homeless children on a trip. Educate your children (and yourself) about the homeless. Collect toys and games for donations. Play with children in a shelter. Other things to doVolunteer at a shelter.Use birthday parties to help.Employ the homeless.Authors notesAs far as I know, we don't have anything like the English homelessness here in Sweden and I'm glad we haven't, because
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I knew that I would encounter homelessness when I came to Berkeley. I was expecting it, because just about everybody I knew had something to say about the rumors they'd heard filter over from the West Coast. Coming from New York, however, I figured I'd seen it all, and would be in control over whatever I would be up against. Reality quickly hit me, though, as I began to familiarize myself with Berkeley and its main streets. I'd never seen anything quite like Telegraph Avenue and People's Park. No matter how much poverty one has seen throughout the course of their lives, it's far more difficult to accept when it occurs in areas of high concentration.Understanding the nature of homeless
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Homelessness is all our responsibility. Waking every morning in a warm bed in a secure house for some Australians is only a dream. Every day more and more people are becoming or are at risk of becoming homeless as the global economy crumbles away and monetary resources become harder to find. What is homelessness: the Australian Government Department of Health (2005) defines homelessness as a person who is without a conventional home. Homeless Australians have become disconnected from family and friend and has few, if any resource and very little prospect of achieving financial independence without Government assistant. This assessment will talk about Australia’s history with homelessness
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According to the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, “approximately 3.5 million people are homeless each year, while 36.3 million live in households without enough food.” This statistic only reflects the United States, and to many people, it just doesn’t make sense. For instance Alfredzine Black of the YWCA in Marion, Indiana says, “I don’t understand why we have so much poverty in the richest country in the world!” Citizens of the United States have a hard time defining and identifying poverty in their communities, so the country should crate a consistent and accurate measure of poverty. Also, urban growth is leaving people behind and causing unnecessary evictions