Homeless people continue to be homeless because they cannot secure jobs, which may or may not be due to mental illness (the veterans of our country constitute a huge majority of the homeless and most suffer from PTSD that has gone untreated) or substance abuse problems. If you suspect one of these two issues then it is possible you can refer them to non-profits geared specifically to treating these
“She lives with a tribe of homeless teens- Runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go to other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned and forgotten, they struggle against the cold, hunger, and constant danger” (“Can’t get there from here” by Todd strasser). Here in the United States, about more than 610,000 people face the tragedy of losing their homes (Annual Homeless Assessment). As a matter of fact, according to the “Global….
Homeless, Not Hopeless
There has been a very large increase of homeless people in America the last couple of years. Where the biggest population issue of the homeless are in the metro areas much like Denver, Los Angeles, Miami and other large cities, but it's still a problem throughout the whole country. Unfortunately, people who disagree with helping the homeless, belive its a waste of time and they’re a waste of space, people stereotype all homeless as drunks and drug users. All they want is for….
help, but it will also support interaction between souls, promote civility, provide a valuable learning experience for all. This plan would work in small communities then gain speed, conquering homeless on an increasingly larger scale, until the issue of homelessness is addressed globally. The issue of homeless cannot fall on deaf ears; all must work to benefit the lives of our fellow people and alleviate the problem from the source. We are all….
health of LGBT youth: homelessness. Between 20% and 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ meaning that hundreds of thousands of LGBT children are living on the streets each year (3 Barriers that Stand Between LGBT Youth and Healthier Futures). These youths face many significant risks associated with a lack of shelter. Homelessness can take a toll on the mental health of LGBT young people and face dangers that can follow them for the rest of their lives. Studies show that LGBTQ homeless youth are….
Why Homeless People should be provided with
Why Homeless People should be provided with Food and Shelter.
English W 131, Section 29 E Professor Anders April 29, 2004
Three years ago, my husband, Sithu, and I went to New York City, and we met several homeless people living on the street. They needed help and money. Seeing the faces on the homeless people after we had given them a few dollars gave us the satisfaction of knowing we had done something good, which made….
Homelessness is an emotional topic.If it wasn't for my mother and the goals I set for myself I would be homeless as well. As a child I never understood why people were homeless when every one has a choice in life. Then I got older and realize that being homeless can come from a few things like parents being incarcentarted, abuse and neglect, foster care, and drugs. I personally know someone that is homeless she is smart and pretty but the drugs got the best of her and now she is addicted.The saying….
“Homeless” is socially constructed, because it is how society perceives it to be. The way society views homeless/homelessness is how it viewed by others. It is not individuals thinking on their own as to what is homeless/homelessness. It is society thinking for us, telling and showing us what exactly it is. It is a way in which society is feeding individual’s minds that homeless/homelessness is a negative aspect, whereas it may be a positive outcome. I am not trying to say homeless, or being homeless….
Action for the Homeless
The issue on homelessness is a very serious dilemma. There are over 600,000 homeless people in the US, according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of those bunch, a quarter of them are children, which amounts to an overwhelming, 138,000 that are under the age of 18. Imagine these people, climbing into dirty dumpsters filled with vile trash, just so they can be shielded from the wind and sheltered from the cold. A simple roof over their heads….
Poverty and Homelessness
Poverty and Homelessness
After watching the film, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, I realized that if you try, you can do whatever you put your mind to. I believe that although the movie was sad it was very inspiring. Liz Murray was the product of a bad environment. Her parents were drug addicts and she felt like she single handedly had to hold her family together. She decided she was better off at home taking care of her mother who was legally blind, schizophrenic….
Let’s all help the homeless
During the past decade there may have been an increase in homelessness due to the struggles of daily life. People have many ideas on ways that the government or communities can help improve these situations. It is not easy to help the homeless but any help can improve their lives and our streets. It may not take them completely off our streets but it can help them to get back on their feet.
In a New York Times article, “Rooms of Their Own” on January 21, 1990 by….