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Assessment Tools for Helping the Homeless - For several years, researchers group together to find the right direction in analyzing how homeless people can acquire a better framework in a direction of regaining their dignity and integrity. Researchers were able to create an assessment tools that eventually produce a meaningful result. This paper will discuss the different tools that can assess the homeless people in developing the necessary guide to overcome their present difficulties, mentally and physically. Assessment tools in different model but the tools selected for the homeless people are descriptive and appropriate....   [tags: research, homeless] 1186 words
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Homeless Problem: Stop the Insanity - Stop the Insanity “No vision haunts America’s conscience more then the sight of the street people….The irrationality and anguish that grip so many of these individuals leap out during any encounter, whether in Washington or Albuquerque.” - US Senator Pete Domenici, 1972-2009 People who live at poverty level and have mental disorders are more likely to become homeless. Unfortunately, police and emergency personnel are not always trained to evaluate mental illness. Hospitals do not treat homeless people for underlying conditions such as mental illness....   [tags: Homeless Shelter, Homelessness]
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The Homeless - ... The risk of individual who may currently have a home, but are at the brink of homelessness is high. It is often easier to ignore people who are homeless or even ignore that homelessness exists in our society because it is easier for society to blame the individual rather than society itself. It is important to advocate for those who are not able speak up for themselves. The article by the National Homeless Coalition (2009) states that there is a decline in public assistance for individuals who are homeless; therefore it is integral that we as a society seek assistance for these individuals and help promote awareness of the rise in homelessness....   [tags: Social Issues, Economy, Informative] 1548 words
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Homeless - Homeless People have an image of what homeless people should be, I didn't fit these descriptions. I didn't have the messy hair, or the torn clothes, but that all changed. I had only been homeless a long time now, and I had tried my hardest to keep my clothes clean and clean myself. But I couldn't keep up with the standards I was setting for myself. It's a lot harder than people think....   [tags: Papers] 643 words
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Homeless - Homeless It was a misty dark cold night were even the moon had no affect of light, the wind was noisy everything in the way was it threw litter like it was feathers and even the squirrels were no match for this wind. The rain was sinking on to the ground and like every single drop was getting drowned by the other. I was on foot walking towards a roof. There was none. I pleaded and even raindrops came out of my eyes but still I could not find any cover to stop Mother Nature from hurting me....   [tags: Papers] 373 words
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Homeless - “The weather seems to be getting a bit chillier around here lately” Charlie Houser proclaims. “ Living homeless is not so bad as long as you understand that you are homeless and make it your every day life.” implies Charlie. Charlie is a man that goes around thinking of things to do from day to day. On Vine Street in Coryville, a thin, short, black man stands between two buildings fighting off another Cincinnati winter. He is unshaven with a scraggly beard. His skin is rugged looking and tough....   [tags: essays research papers] 936 words
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Homeless - Homeless Hi, my name is Alexia. I am homeless and have been for quite a while now. It's hard to understand why, and it takes a lot to explain, but I'm pretty sure I have no other plans today, unless you do. If so I won't keep you. You don't have any plans, that's good then. Well… It all started when I was 14, my friends turned their backs on me, never invited me out with them. I felt like I didn't belong anywhere so I got upset and depressed. First of all I just started smoking, I felt it took the stress away so I continued, I saw no harm....   [tags: Papers] 559 words
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Homelessness Hidden in America - Homelessness Hidden in America Homelessness in America has gone un-noticed for so long. For America to be the “land of opportunity” there is a large amount of people who have been deprived of what they were promised. There is so much this country offers, but at the same time there are so many qualifications. Not everyone can meet these standards that are sometimes required. This results in homelessness and poverty. Homelessness has become a hidden aspect in life. The government wants people to continue seeing America’s beauty....   [tags: Homeless] 459 words
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Critique of Lars Eighner's Essay "Dumpster Diving" - Yesterday, I threw out an old jar of peanut butter with only about an inch of it left. It had not expired yet, but we had gotten a new jar, and that one simply tasted better. I wasn't supporting the homeless community, or being wasteful, I was just trying to make room in the cabinet. If I would have kept that inch of peanut butter, it wouldn't have made the world's population of homeless people try to find work, nor want to get off the streets. Lars Eighner is suggesting that when we throw away things, homeless people can find a way to make use out of whatever it is....   [tags: homeless] 852 words
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Becoming Homeless - ... President Regan believed that “the homeless are on the streets by choice and prefer this life to the available shelters, .and that the jobless are simply not motivated” (Roberts, 1988). It is not uncommon for men to choose to be homeless because they like their freedom and the ability to do whatever they want whenever they want. They enjoy the free lifestyle that being homeless gives them. A big issue that leads people to being homeless is health care. On average, homeless adults have eight to nine concurrent medical illnesses (Breaky, Fischer, Kramer & et al, 1989)....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Homeless Youth - Homeless Youth Homelessness is defined as having no fixed place to sleep at night. This includes people staying in motels until their money runs out, those staying with friends, those staying in shelters, and those sleeping inside or out whatever space they can find to protect themselves. The number of homeless people has been growing and it has become a serious problem in our society. Every night in Canada there are thousands of people living on the streets. This type of behaviour is considered deviant because it does not reflect the norms and values of our society....   [tags: Homelessness] 643 words
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The Homeless Are NOT Bums - Just because one homeless person has committed a crime or used the money he has collected on things such as alcohol or drugs does not mean that every homeless person is going to be like that. Many homeless people are Vietnam veterans, have a mental illness, or cannot survive in this economy which we are in. I have had a few experiences with homeless people but there is one which is unforgettable. It is much like when Nathaniel Ayres begins yelling at Mr. Lopez then proceeds to apologize later on (Lopez, 258)....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay] 756 words
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Homes for the Homeless - ... All of the listed reasons for homelessness are associated with the DOH. Determinants of Health Labonte (2003) reports that income and social status are the most important DOH (as cited in Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). An increased income allows individuals to attain an af-fordable home (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). However, with a growing poverty rate and short-age of affordable housing many individuals and families are left homeless and predisposed to poor health (Fingfeld-Connet, 2010). Likewise, low education levels can lead to low-income jobs, which limit access to affordable homes (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008)....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness] 1451 words
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The Homeless In England - The Homeless in England Introduction I decided to study the homeless' situation before we went to England, so I tried to get information about it via the internet, but it was so much information that I soon gave up... When we got to England I thought about changing subject to the pub culture because it seemed easier to write about, but after a few days I had seen so many homeless people that I got used to it and therefor dared to talk to them and ask them questions about their situation and why they where homeless....   [tags: essays research papers] 1188 words
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Homeless Americans - In our current time of economic prosperity in the United States, many people are enjoying greater wealth, higher earnings, and profitable investments. Unemployment rates are reported to be low, and wages high. Yet there is still an extraordinary amount of homeless people living in the United States. In an article entitled “The Criminalization of Homelessness” Celine-Marie Pascale tries to convey how the homeless are being treated unfairly by society. Criminalization might be a little too strong a word to apply to the punishment of homeless people, but Pascale is trying to make a statement about the homeless situation in the United States today....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Homeless in America - The Homeless in America " I never imagined that I would be homeless." Although I have read this statement made over and over again, the facts behind it remain astonishing. The facts are that there are millions of homeless in America today. Many of these people had no choice but to become homeless. Economic problems such as being laid off work, or the rise in the cost of housing had lead people to live on the streets. Many of the homeless are women that have become divorced or have left home because of physical abuse....   [tags: essays papers] 779 words
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Homeless in America - Homeless in America Homelessness affects millions of Americans each year, with approximately one third of this population suffering from severe mental disorders. In Las Cruces we have a number of homeless people that have a mental disorder. Las Cruces does not provide the homeless mentally ill with sufficient services. it is necessary to provide them with support, protection, treatment, and rehabilitation. Although surveys have been conducted defending that mental illness does cause homelessness....   [tags: Poor Unemployment Housing Essays] 1632 words
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Homeless Assistance - a. Issue: Should the homeless assistance program in Sacramento be reformed to give more money to the homeless while allowing them to apply to the program more than once. b. Facts: Currently in Sacramento, the homeless can apply for homeless assistance only once in their lifetime except for certain extenuating situations. The current program is a success. The amount of people in the program living below the poverty line has fallen 21% in the last seven years. Since 2000, the amount of families applying for the program has dropped 69%....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Homeless People - The problem of homelessness in America is growing dramatically. It's a problem that can strike anyone when you least expect it. Therefore you should address this as a major crisis that affects our society. I feel as Americans we should come together to create solutions to end a growing epidemic of homeless people. Statistics show people living in poverty are most at risk of becoming homeless. Economically they are at a higher risk of losing what little they already have. The number of homeless families with children has increased significantly over the past decade....   [tags: essays research papers] 1063 words
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Homeless Citizens? - Homeless citizens are often considered a burden, more over, society’s burden. The down-and-out seem, to the average citizen, to be habitually on drugs, or prone to violent behaviour. Should it not be our responsibility to help those who can not help themselves. That is just it, some of the impoverished are living under such appalling conditions that they can not pick themselves up onto their own strength. I have a few questions that I would like the average person to think about regarding the homeless: Why are they on the streets....   [tags: essays research papers] 2064 words
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Homeless Cafes - Homeless Cafes There seems to be a welcome trend unfolding in social services for the homeless. In place of large, impersonal soup kitchens, small cafes are springing up with a philosophy that is all too rare-treat the homeless with respect and dignity, and maybe they'll respond to available services. It began with Cafe 458 in Atlanta in 1988, which since has served as a model for similar cafes across the country. Cafe 458 was founded to serve good meals to small groups of homeless individuals, offer a comprehensive array of services, and empower those who eat at the Cafe....   [tags: Essays Papers] 790 words
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Homeless in America - Beds for Everybody One of the major issues nationally is people who are becoming homeless and the fact that one third of the homeless population have served this country, which is around 195,000 veterans. Thats more than the death count of the Vietnam war. Most homeless people are male about three percent are women, most are single and come from disadvantaged backgrounds. It's a major issue, this is America there should not be thousands of people across this nation that are homeless especially our veterans....   [tags: Poverty] 821 words
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Homeless and Deinstitutionalization - Homeless and Deinstitutionalization Deinstitutionalization- a term popularized in the mid fifties to early seventies, was an experiment involving the release of some 830,000 mental patients. By reducing state mental hospitals by 60%, this ideology was found very appealing by Liberals due to mental patients receiving their freedom (Website 1). It was also liked by conservatives because of the large amount of money that would be saved by cutting the mental health budget. A very debatable question arises when analyzing this, and the upsurge of homelessness....   [tags: Papers] 915 words
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Homeless Diary - Homeless Diary Mom and dad always seem to be fighting. They never stop and it's normally over something small and insignificant like what to watch on the television. It's really starting to make me depressed and getting me down. It's even starting to affect my schoolwork. Not once have they asked me how I feel about something, it's always well I don't want to do that or I do want do that never is it well Paul what do you want to do. My so-called mates aren't any use. They've just stopped coming to my house making the excuse that they don't feel comfortable about being there when my parents fight....   [tags: Papers] 881 words
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Homelessness: Who Are The Homeless? - Homelessness: Who are the homeless. (Final Draft) Many people become homeless because of reasons beyond their control. Some people have lost their jobs and cannot afford to pay for housing. What is homelessness. Homelessness is defined, by The Steward McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, as someone who do not own their own home or one who can not afford to pay for housing without depriving themselves of essentials needs (as cited by Mind Disorders, par. 1). However, there is a new meaning to homeless today....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Health Care Accessibility for the Homeless - ... A large percent of homeless people visit emergency departments for all their medical needs, typically due to a lack of a regular primary care provider (Oppenheimer, Sarah, Judge, Christine & Taube, Robert, 2010, p.1402). Dr. Robert Taube (2010) remarks that “those who live on the streets and assiduously avoid shelters, are among the highest utilizers of emergency department and hospital services” (p.1402). In a study done in 2007, it was discovered that when a person became homeless almost twenty-five percent first sought help through a medical emergency department....   [tags: Health Care, Primary Care Giver] 2460 words
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Community Analysis for Homeless Families - Running head: COMMUNITY ANALYSIS FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES Community Analysis for Homeless Families Listening to the evening news, as job losses and home forecloses are discussed it takes little imagination to figure out many families are in trouble. The National Coalition for the Homeless estimate that on any given night in the United States of America, there are seven hundred thousand people on the streets and without shelter (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2010)....   [tags: Homelessness]
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Healthcare Concerns for the Homeless - ... People who are mentally disabled have a hard time comprehending their environment, therefore they have a hard time working efficiently and caring for themselves. It is a similar issue for those who are physically disabled. The physically disabled may be able to comprehend their environment and have a fully functioning mind, but they can’t efficiently take care of themselves or provide efficient work therefore both the physically and mentally disabled may also end up homeless. Different health problems can be due to poor living conditions such as malnourishment or a lack of shelter....   [tags: Homelessness, Healthcare]
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Homeless Youths in Canada - Even with the daily struggle faced by youth in obtaining shelter and homelessness becoming a reality for a growing number of Canadians, Canada, with its high quality of life is one country that has always had a global long-standing reputation (Health Canada, 2006). The aim of this paper is to give the reader a better understanding and knowledge with regards to homeless youth. It will be focusing on the reasons why they leave home, their lives on the street and steps they are trying to take to be able to leave the streets....   [tags: Homelessness] 1759 words
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Homeless Youth in Canada - Even with the daily struggle faced by youth in obtaining shelter and homelessness becoming a reality for a growing number of Canadians, Canada, with its high quality of life is one country that has always had a global long-standing reputation. This paper will be working towards giving the reader a better understanding with regards to homeless youth. It will be focusing on the reasons why they leave home, their lives on the street and steps they are trying to take to be able to leave the streets....   [tags: Canadian studies] 911 words
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A Rhetorical Examination of “The Homeless and Their Children” - ... The children have the washed-out look of the children Walker Evans photographed for ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men’” (Kozol 306). By reporting all these things to his readers, Kozol builds an appeal to logos. One of the strongest rhetorical appeals Kozol uses in this particular excerpt is, undoubtedly, the appeal to pathos. Throughout the entire piece, he spends lot of his time delivering lengthy descriptions. They begin when he reports on the status of Laura’s children’s health, and the letters she received from the hospital about their ailments and the necessity for immediate action....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Homeless Children and the Educational System - Homeless Children and the Educational System Many people still think of homeless transients as alcoholics and/or mentally disabled. The truth is, the current homeless population consists of runaway adolescents, single adult males or females, battered women and over one million homeless families with children – typically headed by a female parent. To be homeless means that one’s primary residence is a public or private shelter, emergency housing, hotel, motel, living with family or friends or any public space – like parks, automobiles, aqueducts or abandoned buildings (Pawlas, 1996)....   [tags: Family Poor Papers]
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How Many People are Homeless? - How Many People are Homeless. Many people call the National Coalition for the Homeless to find out how many people are homeless in the United States. There is no easy answer to this question, and in fact, the question itself is misleading. In most cases, homelessness is a temporary circumstance -- not a permanent condition. A more appropriate measure of the magnitude of homelessness is therefore how many people experience homelessness, not how many people "are" homeless. Studies of homelessness are complicated by problems of definitions and methodology....   [tags: Sociology Poverty Homelessness Essays]
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Society’s Neglect of the Homeless - Society’s Neglect of the Homeless There is a serious problem with the way homeless people are treated. They are not treated as any normal human being is treated. The homeless have been dubbed the outcasts of society and receive practically no assistance from the government. Where is the consideration for these people. Are homeless people considered less than human. Why is it so hard to give a helping hand to somebody who is in need. Is society becoming too self-absorbed or are homeless people just transient to the rest of society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Homeless Children In America - Homeless Children in America To be homeless is to not have a home or a permanent place of residence. Nationwide, there is estimated to be 3.5 million people that are homeless, and roughly 1.35 million of them are children. It is shown that homeless rates, which are the number of sheltered beds in a city divided by the cities population, have tripled since the 1980’s (National Coalition for Homeless, 2002). Worldwide, it is estimated that 100 million children live and work on the streets. Homeless children are more at risk than anyone else, and are among the fastest growing age groups of homelessness....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Homeless Problem in America - The Homeless Problem in America In Charles E. King’s “Homelessness in America”, he writes about the population of homeless people in America and the fact that children are part of the growing population of the homeless in America. Also, in “My Anger and Sadness Over Pesticides”, Cesar Chavez writes that pesticides have endangered the lives of farm workers and their families. In addition, in “The Gulf War is Still Being Fought”, Joelle Foshee writes that even though the gulf war has ended, a new war is still being fought and this new war is known as the “Gulf War Syndrome”....   [tags: Government] 471 words
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Homeless Children in America - Homeless Children in America Children have never been on out nation’s streets in significant numbers. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, 1.2 million children are homeless on any given night. homelessness makes children sick, wounds young children, & homeless children often struggle in school. Homeless children are in fair or poor health twice as often as other children. They have higher rates of low birth weighted need special care right after birth for times as often as other children....   [tags: essays research papers] 390 words
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Urban Homelessness in Canada - Urban Homelessness in Canada Definition of Homelessness Homelessness can simply be defined as the lack of house or shelter. Hulchanski (n.d.) believes that homelessness is “a great unresolved political and social problem of our time.” He defines homelessness as: The absence of a place to live (a house or apartment or room - the physical structure) - which includes the absence of belonging to a place and the people living there (a home, in the social/psychological sense). [It refers to] situations in which people lack regular and customary access to adequate and appropriate conventional housing (the physical structures that are designed and intended to be permanent residential accommodation)....   [tags: Urban Homeless]
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The Continual Oppression of the Homeless - The Continual Oppression of the Homeless The story of Eric Blair, also known as George Orwell, shows many aspects of poverty. Eric goes about everyday life that is completely and utterly different from every aspect of the average Americans life. He tells of various characters that are all attempting to escape the possessive hands of poverty. Each character has their own way of dealing with poverty. The problem is that none of them seem to escape. The stem of the problem can be found in many aspects of the book....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Habitat for Humanity: Helping the Homeless - Habitat for Humanity: Helping the Homeless Homelessness is not something that I could ever imagine completely. I, like everyone else, have a simple idea of what it would be like to be homeless. There is so much more to being homeless than most believe. My exposure to Habitat for Humanity is showing me some about the idea of living in a lower income family. This exposure is an experience that all high school and college students should have. One reason for my ignorance on homelessness is my modest exposure to homeless people....   [tags: Volunteer] 403 words
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Homeless Families in America - Homeless Families in America Thesis Statement This paper will examine a subgroup of the homeless population, homeless families. It will explore the multiple causes of family homelessness and consequences homelessness has on family life. The three main reasons for the abundance of dispossessed families within America are the following: 1) the lack of affordable housing, 2) low wages in the job-market, and 3) insufficient federal aid. In today’s society, these causes are the main contributors towards the heartbreaking condition of family homelessness, which often leads to family breakups, health issues, and educational obstacles....   [tags: Research Papers]
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The Homeless are Not Legitimate Members of a Community - The Homeless are Not Legitimate Members of a Community In most every community in the United States there exists an ever-growing population of disenfranchised individuals, created by the absence of a home. Their place in the community allows them, at best, the socioeconomic status of “the homeless-members in our community.” But, are these homeless-members actually legitimate autonomous-members of a moral community. In this paper I will first argue that the homeless are not legitimate autonomous members of a community....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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SOME Help to the Homeless - SOME Help to the Homeless Every year approximately 2.3 to 3.5 million people go homeless in the United States of America. Twelve million adults in the US were homeless in the year 2001, or are still currently without a permanent home (“Homelessness in the U.S.”). How does this happen in “the land of opportunity?” We think of ourselves as one of the greatest nations in the world, yet citizens are living a life of poverty, often without food, clothing, and shelter. When most people think of fighting homelessness, they think of providing medical assistance, showers, and counseling services for those who suffer mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Education for Homeless Students - Homeless families with children represent the fastest growing segment of the homeless population; in fact, they constitute about 40 percent of all people who are homeless (Stronge 7). In addition, the most recent estimate of homeless children and youngsters by the United States Department of Education is 744,000 (Stronge 7). These statistics are indeed quite frightening, and they go to show that children constitute a large part of the homeless dilemma. The part of that dilemma that seems most taxing is that of educating such homeless children....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Project Hope For The Homeless - Project Hope for the Homeless "I work off and on. Mostly day work is all there is. Used to be a teacher. I'd like to find a good job, but how. When you're on the street, you've got one set of clothes, two if you're lucky, and they're always dirty. No place to shave, shower, clean up. And any job that's decent will ask for an address, phone number, a driver's license. It's hard to break out of the cycle and into focus. " --Mark (a homeless person) Mark is just one of the estimated 1.2 -2 million people who experience homelessness each year, about 760,000 people are homeless each night (Homeless Youth)....   [tags: Research Papers Charity Papers] 2084 words
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Service Learning And The Homeless Center - On an average night in our community, there are around 9,500 individuals and families without a place to stay, according to the State Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty (2009). Because of this fact, there is a desperate need for shelter and volunteers to serve at these shelters. There are only 1,995 emergency beds, which is not enough to accommodate all of the homeless, and there is an even smaller number of workers willing to volunteer. The Homeless Center offers beds and meals to the homeless, working poor, and unemployed....   [tags: Volunteering, Volunteer]
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Homeless - The Ignored Community - Homeless - The Ignored Community As my friends and I were driving home from the mall the other afternoon, an older, disheveled-looking man was standing on the street corner holding a "I will work for food" sign. "He's just looking for easy money," commented one friend. While this is a possible reason, a more complicated one came to my mind. Perhaps this was a homeless man who had used up his time at the local shelter. Many people do not think homelessness is a problem, but the homeless people, mostly unseen, exist in ever-increasing numbers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics poverty] 1494 words
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Learning from the Homeless - It began in the County Mall food court. Resting at one of the tables after my lunch, I casually glanced around the place. The food court wasn't crowded, and consequently I had no trouble spotting him: a tall, dark, gray-haired man. He caught my gaze, and started walking towards me. As I took in his gaunt frame, his tattered red t-shirt, and the holes in his great sweats, it dawned on me that before me stood a homeless man. Reaching my table, he asked if he could sit down with me but I declined....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 1011 words
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Homeless Women in America - Homeless Women in America      Today in the U.S. there is a large percentage of people that are homeless. There are so many questions when one sees a homeless person, for example why doesn’t he or she get a job and get out of the streets. People that make comments like the one just made probably doesn’t really know anyone that is homeless so they do no understand what they go through. In the book “ Tell Me Who I Am,’’ Elliot Liebow tries to explain what the cost and gains are for women living in a homeless shelter....   [tags: essays research papers] 1087 words
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America! - Home of Millionaires and Homeless - America. - Home of Millionaires and Homeless If you've been to San Francisco lately, then you know homelessness is a big problem. It's impossible to go anywhere in the city without being confronted by panhandlers and other people living in exile. More and more common is the frowzy vagabond with the sign "Homeless. Will work for food. God Bless." Even outside urban communities, this has become a common sight at busy intersections and freeway off-ramps. I'm not trying to say homelessness is a newly emerging problem in our society....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1059 words
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Understanding The Nature of Homeless - Understanding The Nature of Homlessness 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 2016 words
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Shelters for Abused and Homeless Women - VOLUNTEERISM AND ETHICS Shelters for Abused and Homeless Women What to do. The issue of abused and homeless women is one that has recently been brought to the forefront of social issues in Pakistan. Abuse, most often begins after marriage. According to local traditions, once a girl’s baraat (wedding procession) enters the husband’s house, only her janaza (funeral pyre) should leave. Loyalty and devotion to the husband and his family come above every thing else. When family support is pulled away, the girl is then at the mercy of her husband....   [tags: essays research papers] 553 words
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Biography of a Homeless Man - I hear them get closer and closer as the porch creaks every step to the door. My heart feels like its pounding through my chest, and sweat is pouring off my face as I sprint in a panic. I hear the key turning and the door opening just as I jump out the window.      I’ve been staying in that house for over a week now. It’s for sale and real estate agents come by every few days to show it. I’m a light sleeper and I’ve been able to slip out before anyone can see I’ve been staying there. I have no where to go except the street, mission centers, and buildings I break into....   [tags: essays research papers] 698 words
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Homelessness - Homelessness is a serious problem in our society. Every night in our nation thousands of people are on the streets. This type of behavior is considered deviant because it does not reflect the norms and values of our society. In many cases the homeless people in our country are treated as total outcasts. Many of these people have severe mental disorders. Some are victims of an economy that has failed them. One may ask how such harsh situations exist in such an advanced society. With all the money and programs created to help people it seems ridiculous that this behavior exists....   [tags: Homeless children, Homeless families]
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Alone Without a Home: Homeless and Runaway Youth - ... On the streets youth may adopt deviant behavior, although it has been proven that youth who run away already demonstrate high rates of delinquent and problem behaviors to include substance abuse and criminal activity (Pergamit & Ernst, 2010). Youth are more likely to become involved in criminal activity or get involved with gangs the longer they stay away from home. Despite the criminal involvement and sexual exploitation homeless runaways can also experience health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases (STD), HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, and hepatitis....   [tags: Societal Issues Homelessness]
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EDMONTON’S HOMELESS POPULATION: A FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE - ... Raj Sherman ER physician, MLA Edmonton Meadowlark Creating and maintaining relationships with Doctors is difficult for those who are homeless resulting in miscommunication and lack of treatment. As Dr. Raj Sherman pointed out, once a patient has received the appropriate medication, the likelihood that they will benefit from their prescription(s) is slim, especially when it is lost or stolen. The depression and devastation which an individual feels from being homeless can encourage negative behaviours which maintain their homelessness....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Policy Analysis of The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act - After analyzing the entire Runaway and Homeless Youth Act as a whole, much can be said for and against the economic and political aspects. As to any given argument or subject pros and cons as well as strengths and weaknesses will be weighed out enormously. The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act does abide by guidelines and requirements. All parts of the Act provide all involved with a clear and present purpose. I also believe that these shelters or centers provide the troubled youth with a support system that they could be lacking....   [tags: homelessness]
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Substance Abuse Among Homeless Women: A Case Study - Substance abuse is a wide-reaching issue affecting millions of people worldwide. It is an issue particularly troublesome for members of an oppressed class, in this case homeless women, as examined by the authors (Wenzel et al, 2009) in the article. Nearly 50% of homeless women reported drug use, and 32% of them reported binge drinking in Los Angeles, compared to 16% and 17% for drug use and binge drinking among women occupying a low-income house (p. 16). When examining the nature of the substance abuse among homeless women, the authors (2009) approach the matter using the ecological perspective....   [tags: Drug Addiction] 813 words
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Pet Overpopulation: Cause and Effect of Homeless Pets - A harmless visit to the neighborhood pet store turns into a ruthless encounter for me. Every Saturday, Pecan (my dog) and I visit a local pet store to purchase food and treats for her. Pecan and I pass by a dozen of shelter volunteers eagerly showcasing homeless dogs before entering the pet store. Shelter volunteers are special because they are willing to devote their Saturday morning to help homeless pets. On the way I stop and great each volunteer and dog, then I walk away emotionally grieving and trying to holding back tears....   [tags: cause and effect essays, pet adoption] 617 words
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The Homeless: Working and Still Living on the Streets - The Homeless: Working and Still Living on the Streets Imagine eating Christmas dinner underneath a bridge on the cold dirt because you and your family were evicted from your home. Just trying to find a single meal is what thousands of people, who live on the street, go through each day. They have been kicked out of their houses and apartments because they can't afford rent due to their low paying jobs. Homelessness can be described as a person who lacks a fixed, adequate nighttime residence....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1326 words
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homeless in new york city winter - Introduction A/G Have you ever asked yourself why don’t this homeless person just go and stay in a shelter and eat and sleep in a warm place an d leave me alone. S/P Today I will inform my audience about the decisions homeless people have to make. C/I Many homeless people opt to stay on the streets rather than in a shelter. V/S After today you will understand why homeless people who live on the street. Transition Our homeless society is now growing very quickly and uncontrollably....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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The Homeless – Mentally Ill, or Just Lazy? - The Homeless – Mentally Ill, or Just Lazy. What causes homelessness. Is homelessness the result of job loss. Does it result from drug and alcohol addiction. Just who are the homeless. The homeless are a mixture of people with many different problems. Many of them are mentally ill patients released from institutions. Some are single women with children. As John Grisham stated, 40% are substance abusers (Grisham 14). Some of the homeless want and need help, but to others being homeless is a conscious choice....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Letter to Prime Minister Regarding the Homeless - Letter to Prime Minister Regarding the Homeless Mr Tony Blair, Prime minister, The House of Commons, London, Dear Mr Blair, I am writing in order to bring to your attention the harrowing numbers of young homeless people being practically pushed out onto the life on the streets. In my opinion with your help I feel that the figures can and will be dramatically decreased and better help will be provided all around. Im sure that somebody in your position would not be oblivious to the rough numbers of homeless people on the streets, but I also understand that facts and figures must be part of your daily routine so it cant be as easy to remember in detail, I can tell you that 40% of homeless people are under eighteen years of age....   [tags: Papers] 654 words
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Personal Narrative- Joy in Helping the Homeless - Personal Narrative- Joy in Helping the Homeless America's strong heritage with regard to allowing its citizens the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" has brought about a mindset that each person should work for his own benefit and personal pleasure. While there is nothing wrong with happiness and enjoying oneself, this route to seeking out joy will usually leave people empty-handed. A recent experience with a homeless man strengthened my belief that true, satisfying happiness comes not from working for one's own benefit but from serving others....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1809 words
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Homeless and Neglected Children in the 19th Century - Homeless and Neglected Children in the 19th Century        In his novel Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain creates a fictional character that must confront very real problems as a result of cultural and social issues of the time.  Many of these such issues, slavery and race relations being the most prominent, are dealt with significantly by the author, but another issue not addressed in any sort of overtly significant manner is the plight of homeless, neglected, and otherwise abused children in the 19th century.  While Twain in no way attempts to create a commentary on these issues, one cannot avoid focusing on the situation in which he has placed his protagonist.  On the surface, Twain's words seem to convey a relatively light-hearted approach to the dysfunctional relationship between Huck and Pap.  If one looks beyond this light-hearted tone, she can see that he is approaching the issue of neglected children casually so as to focus on what he considers to be the more important relationship between Huck and Jim.  This does not mean that we should ignore the fact that, despite Jim's role as a sort of surrogate father, Huck is essentially a parentless runaway.  Twain is not actually glorifying Huck's life as a neglected, runaway child, but we can see that his life as a runaway was preferable to the alternatives available to him, which were either to be adopted, or to become one of the many poor children in the 19th century who worked their days away.  Not enough critical attention has been paid to this aspect of the novel, which realistically reflects the state of child welfare in the 19th century....   [tags: American America History]
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Causes and Effects of Homelessness - Homelessness is a problem virtually every society suffers from. There are many things that cause people to become homeless, such as unemployment, relationship problems, and being evicted from ones domicile either by a landlord, friend or even a family member. However, with every cause there must be an effect. Some of the effects of one becoming homeless, besides the obvious change of lifestyle, are various health problems which often times may lead to death. Many people find themselves in a predicament when they are living with a partner and the two decide to go their separate ways....   [tags: homeless poverty] 813 words
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What is Homelessness? - Before going into the main subject this essay will be looking at various aspects of homelessness which includes the background history, the major causes of homelessness, sections of our community that are likely to become homeless and social construction of homelessness. Furthermore, I will also be looking at government policies, act of parliament as well as debates from different commentators on homelessness. From my understanding there are people who make it a point to blame those who are homeless however, not all homeless people choose or wanted to be homeless....   [tags: Homeless, definition, argumentative, persuasive]
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Accommodating Differences Between At Risk Students, Students with Behavioral Disorders and Homeless Students - The purpose of this paper is to highlight three different groups within a typical classroom, the identifying characteristics of each, the challenges they pose and ways to accommodate them to advance learning. Group 1: At Risk Students Characteristics Many at-risk students are ones with special educational needs, such as, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral problems. Most at-risk students soon drop out of school but, most have the following characteristics: • Usually low academic achievers with low self-esteem....   [tags: education, teaching, teachers] 1091 words
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Misconceptions About Homelessness - 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....   [tags: homeless poverty Essays Papers]
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