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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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Why Homeless Resort to Violence - Homelessness is a growing epidemic across the country. Over 2 million people are homeless in America, and that number is increasing. 40% are families with kids, 30% are drug and/or alcohol addicts, 23% are mentally ill and 10% are veterans. 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....   [tags: Homeless Essays] 2189 words
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Not All Homeless People Are Crazy - One of life’s truly rarest treasures is human unselfish charity. The greatest thing in the world is mutual understanding and the endless feeling of appreciation of having a Home. A place that every one of us has to have: where a happy, loving family could be born, where love, support and acceptance, no matter what, always are, and where kindness, warmness, understanding are sincere and never go away. I think those of us who have homes have to count ourselves exceedingly fortunate, because we are blessed....   [tags: Are the Homeless Crazy?, 2015]
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The Stereotypes of Homeless People - The most influential person in an individual life happens to be the parents. Parents teach their children expected behavior, boundaries, and rules. Although, children are always more attentive to their parent’s behavior; something parents quite often do not realize. If the parents walk does not match their talk their; kids will not take in consideration what they have been taught. Kids always have that mentality of “if you did it, I will do it too because it is okay.” Children learn more from their parents character than their teachings; demonstrating that actions speak louder than words....   [tags: parents figure, alcoholic, homeless]
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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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Emergency Shelters: Friends of the Homeless - Identification of Community Resource The community resource chosen to report on is the Friends of the Homeless. They are located at 755 Worthington Street Springfield, MA. The main phone number for the Friends of the Homeless is (413) 732-3069 or they can be reached through their website, www.fohspringfield.org. Depending on what services are needed the service hours vary. The resource center was the main focus of the interview which is in operation from 8am to 5:30pm. The dining services are open for an hour during breakfast, lunch and dinner....   [tags: homeless population, housing, medical care]
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A New Shelter for the Homeless Population - The Rural Appalachian region of southeastern Ohio is stricken with lack of jobs, transportation, resources, housing, and healthcare options. All of these factors affect the communities that are a part of the rural Appalachian area. A community is defined as a combination of social units that share common functions important to the locality (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2012, p.128). “For example, one may think of a community as having specific geographical boundaries, like a city, or as denoting a group with shared interests and beliefs, such as the social work community....   [tags: rural appalachian, mental health, homeless]
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The United States Homeless Population - Introduction In the United States the homeless population continues to grow rapidly. Homelessness has been a public health issue for many decades. Often times these individuals feel as though society has turned a blind eye to them. This at risk population is seen by society as lazy or chose to live a life on the streets, but if one would examine this population closely would see that there is more to this at risk population than what society has labeled them as. The forces, which affect homelessness, are multifaceted....   [tags: literature, group intervention, homeless, veteran]
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Homeless Families in America - There is not anything quite as satisfying as a good night’s rest before a busy day of school and dance team practice. It is Monday morning, when I crawl out of a comfortable bed of soft-cotton sheets and fuzzy throw blankets. My iHome alarm clock sounds a dreamy melody of ocean tides to wake me from a peaceful slumber. I step into slippers, put together a matching outfit, and grab the New York Times on my way into an all-you-can-eat dining hall. When I relax to a full tray of breakfast, I come upon an ad that makes me feel guilty about my standard of living....   [tags: Homeless Families, 2015]
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Beggars, Homeless and the Professional Panhandling Plague - Most people feel that they should help the needy in some way or another. The problem is how to help them. This problem generally arises when there is a person sitting on the side of the road in battered clothes with a cardboard sign asking for some form of help, almost always in the form of money. Yet something makes the giver uneasy. What will they do with this money. Do they need this money. Will it really help them. The truth of the matter is, it won't. However, there are things that can be done to help the needy....   [tags: Beggars, Homeless Essays]
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The Homeless - The homeless stand down was an eye-opener experience for me. I had the opportunity to interact with several individuals, and one family. Initially I conducted some interviews with them to help complete the questionnaire; and the remainder of the time, I escorted the individuals and helped them choose items that were necessary for them. As I talked to each of them, I realized that the present state of these individuals were a product of the current economic situations. According to the National Homeless Coalition (2009), work factors are one of the many reasons why individuals are homeless....   [tags: Social Issues, Economy, Informative] 1548 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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The Perception of the Homeless - There are over 3.5 million homeless people in the United States alone (National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness). Within this amount of people there are challenges beyond not having a home that most citizens with a home do not face that include thinking about appearance, quality and source of food, living space, and source of money. These are just a few things that non-homeless may overlook when thinking about the challenges of homelessness. The way that we as a nation perceive others around us comes into play here, because intentionally or not, homeless people are often judged based on their situation, rather than who they are....   [tags: Homelessness, United States, Epidemic]
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The Perception of the Homeless - There are over 3.5 million homeless people in the United States alone (National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness). Within this amount of people there are challenges beyond not having a home that the majority of citizens with a home do not face. These include: thinking about appearance, quality and source of food, living space, and source of money. Those mentioned are just a few things that non-homeless people may overlook when thinking about the challenges of homelessness. As a nation the way we perceive others around us comes into play here....   [tags: stereotypes, poverty]
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Homes for the Homeless - Homelessness is a major health issue around the world that needs to be addressed. Many individuals in a community often misinterpret the cause of homelessness. Comments towards homeless people such as “get a job” or “go to school” often are used freely by members of soci-ety because they fail to look at the comprehensive of this oppressing issue. Homelessness has a strong link to the determinants of health (DOH), most notably income and social status (Fingfeld, 2010). The article, “No Funding for Homes for the Homeless” speaks on the issue of homeless-ness within the city of Prince Albert....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness] 1451 words
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The Homeless in Canada - “Homeless is more than being without a home. It is tied into education needs, food, security; health issues both mental and physical, employment issues, etc. Don’t forget the whole picture.” (“Boxed In” 2005 pg. 108) Throughout my research I found there is a real cry out for action on providing more affordable house not just locally but throughout the country. There needs to be more funding available to build more gear to income or subsidized housing and all levels of government need to take action....   [tags: Homelessness Essays]
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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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The Homeless - Many people become homeless because of family problems, where it is unable for them to stay or they can’t get help, so they move to the street life, hoping for better. In 2004 there is a lot more help available because people are becoming more aware of the homeless, there are more schemes that the homeless can run they can sell the ‘issue’ or get in a hostel, there is also support for young children and families. Children make up at least 20% of the homeless population....   [tags: Free Essays] 383 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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Helping the Homeless - Homelessness is everywhere, it is not a new trend and is a growing problem. Many people ask themselves should I help the homeless or not; it is easier to just ignore the problem than to give a helping hand. Every person needs help at one point or another in their life and homeless people should be no different. Assisting the homeless with healthcare, housing, and childcare are ways people are able to and should help the homeless. Many homeless people do not have access to healthcare and they go many years without seeing a doctor....   [tags: asisting with healthcare, housing and childcare]
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Health Care Accessibility for the Homeless - According to a study conducted by the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, “Homelessness can be the cause as well as the result of poor health” (Wise, Emily, Debrody, Corey & Paniucki, Heather, 1999, p.445). This is a theme that has existed within the homeless population for decades. While progressive programs are being put in place all over the country to provide adequate medical services, many are still finding that health care needs of individuals as well as communities are not being met....   [tags: Health Care, Primary Care Giver] 2460 words
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Homeless in The United States - Homelessness is a problem that happens in many different countries around the world. Definitions of homelessness are defined in different meanings by different people. However, the Stewart B. McKinney Act defines a homeless person as “ one who lacks a fixed permanent nighttime residence or whose nighttime residence is a temporary shelter, welfare hotel, or any public or private place not designed as sleeping accommodations for human beings” (McNamara 1025). It is impossible to find out exactly the number of homeless; however, the researchers can do a study to estimate that number....   [tags: poverty, delinquency, juvenile justice]
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Mental Health and the Homeless Community - Introduction The Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] used the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ definition of mental illness as “health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning” (2011). Our community is exposed to a large number of individuals with mental illness. Among those individuals are the widespread homeless populations. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development reported “twenty-five percent of the sheltered homeless report a severe mental illness (as cited in Allender, Rector and Warner 2014 p....   [tags: health, disease control]
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The Homeless in Our Community - Table of Contents Literature Review — 3 Methodology — 5 Findings — 6 Summary — 8 Works Cited/Works Used — 9 Appendix: Survey Form — 11 LITERATURE REVIEW In this information behavior study, our group examines the everyday information resources, needs, and behaviors of the homeless. Literature research has led us to many key resources. Important literature on our topic includes Everyday Information Needs and Information Sources of Homeless Parents, The Homeless and Information Needs and Services, and Are the economically poor information poor....   [tags: Homelessness In Our Community, 2015]
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Homeless People in Charlotte and America - ... There also needs to be single access point that can give information and refferals to the citizens at risk. Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness is a call to action to the federal government and the nation as a whole to come together and collaborate on a plan that will organize and distribute the resources needed to deal with homelessness (USICH). This collaboration will in turn lead to a better understanding of the causes and consequences of homelessness and the most efficient ways to prevent it....   [tags: prevention, re-entering society] 650 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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The Challenge that Homeless People Face - Thesis/Intro Homelessness is a growing epidemic across the country. Over 2 million people are homeless in America, and that number is increasing. 40% are families with kids, 30% are drug and/or alcohol addicts, 23% are mentally ill and 10% are veterans (Triplett, 2004, para. 1). 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...   [tags: Poverty, America, Contrasts] 2273 words
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The Homeless: Discarded Like Garbage - Homelessness affects millions each year within the United States with poverty-stricken children roaming the streets, prostitutes on every street corner, and Vietnam veterans sick with mental illnesses. With today’s failing economy, homelessness is a common thing to see in massive cities such as Los Angeles where Central City East, more commonly known as Skid Row, contains the largest amount of homeless persons within our country. Inside this area, camping tents are frequently seen on the streets and cardboard boxes litter the sidewalk for use as makeshift beds for those without a roof....   [tags: homelessness, poverty]
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Our Obligation to Help the Homeless - The sun was already dipping behind the horizon, but the daylight still lingered in the sky. People watched with an unwavering gaze, as a fiery red orb of light slowly sank beneath the horizon, and threads of light pierced the sky, until all that was left of the sunset was darkness. Then, suddenly the clouds lingered together, becoming darker as time passed. Heavy rain flooded the streets. Fortunately, so many of us can be in the comfort of our homes avoiding getting drenched, but much more of us have to suffer with the agony of not having a real place to call their home....   [tags: social issues, poverty]
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Poverty and Homeless Teens in the World - ... Also, Most Teens in poverty just end up giving up and dropping out of school because they believe that it’s just a waste of their time. So there is no chance of them getting a diploma any time soon. The poverty rate for people 18 and under increases more and more as the years go by. People are assuming that the generations to come wont appreciate what they have and will take advantage of it and when it runs out they just give up on life. The poverty rate for minorities is the highest because of their backgrounds and teens get blamed for what their parents and/or ancestors have done in the past....   [tags: sexual orientation, eating habits] 782 words
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A Rhetorical Examination of The Homeless and Their Children - In “The Homeless and Their Children”, author Jonathon Kozol explains how poverty and homelessness can go hand in hand, but he also shows his readers that the government in New York City during the 1980’s did not really attempt to assist those in need. The author shows us how the homeless and illiterate struggled by sharing with us an interview with a young woman called Laura who resided in a massive welfare hotel. Kozol did not find it necessary to write this piece in a persuasive tone, or a compassionate tone, or even an angry tone to get his message across....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Social Services and Homeless Families - Social Services and Homeless Families Working in the homeless service field I have witnessed many families that are trying to make a living for themselves, but do not have the resources or the skills to live independently. As a housing specialist I have assisted many families by encouraging them and teaching them skills to maintain permanent housing. Although my profession consists of obtaining permanent housing many families have different factors or hurdles they have to overcome. Most of these families have experienced traumatic events such as domestic violence or drug use within the household....   [tags: Poverty, Skills, Permanent Housing, Independence]
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Help for Homeless Incarcerated Women - ... The message was not previously researched properly in the sociology of America. It has changed in the current sociology because the increasing of women population had their freedom since the women movement in 1970s to the 21st century. There has been undone researching the updated sociology of women largely and unnoticed. The current problem was a cluster of women population ended up homeless from prisons due to addictions and their behaviors ended up out of control. The metholody of Prevention approaches has been transformative successfully from Susan Burton’s ideas....   [tags: Susan Burton's unscripted documentary] 882 words
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Community Analysis for Homeless Families - Listening to the evening news, 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). Within this analysis for the homeless, let us consider families, residing in Independence, Missouri. The problem outlined, in an article by James Evertt, in the Independence Examiner, quotes Larry Blick, a former Independence City Manager, putting the number of homeless students in the district at five hundred sixteen....   [tags: Homelessness]
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Healthcare Concerns for the Homeless - Introduction Homelessness was and continues to exist as a great concern all over the world even in “the land of opportunities”, also known as the United States of America. According to the World Bank, America is considered to be a high-income economy because it has a GNI, or Gross National Income, per capita of twelve thousand two hundred and seventy six dollars or more (World Bank, 2011). America has a facade of being a picture-perfect place to live where success is easily accessible. Many are disillusioned by the infamous American Dream, which portrays America as a land of bountiful opportunities....   [tags: Homelessness, Healthcare]
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The Homeless and Professional Panhandlers - “What if you woke up today with what you thanked God for yesterday?” I saw this sign hanging on a wall at a friends house, and it shocked me when I read it. I would have absolutely nothing. I have so much to be thankful for, but I never thought about any of it. I would not have any of my possessions, that at this point in time seemed like necessities, or any of my friends and family. I am not saying you have to become religious to be thankful for something, but there are people that do not have any of these things that we find necessary for basic survival....   [tags: Homelessness Essays]
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Effective Intervention for Homeless Youth - As previously discussed, homelessness among youth in the Houston / Harris County area is a growing population with far reaching consequences for this group. They can be identified as a cultural group as they identify with others who have shared experiences and commonalities. Some of the serious struggles, identified in part I, homeless youth face are the increased probability of becoming victimized on the streets, higher risk of being infected with a STD or HIV, becoming pregnant, entering the criminal justice system, not having access to medical treatment, employment, housing, or education and job training....   [tags: self-esteem, self image, social development]
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Crisis of Homeless Veterans - Veterans that are homeless should be housed. This is important because more and more people are signing up to join the army. The more people that sign up means, there will be more veterans that are homeless. The more homeless people that roam the streets means bad neighborhoods and even worse schools. More effort should be directed to help homeless veterans to get their lives back. There is a big amount of homeless veterans. The author is important because gives important data about the homeless....   [tags: United States, Homelessness, Housing Veterans]
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Homeless Population in America - One of the most prominent social issues is that of the homeless population. According to Korge & Furst, 24 percent of the homeless population are severely mentally ill, 20 percent are physically disabled, 19 percent are employed, 14 percent are victims of domestic violence, 14 percent are veterans, while 3 percent are HIV positive (Chp. 2.4, 2012). Although there are numerous programs and policies to eradicate homelessness, we still see that the numbers continue to rise. Essentially, social theories such as conflict, functionalist, and symbolic interactionist theories have been fundamental methods used to study and examine social issues like homelessness....   [tags: Homelessness and Health]
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Homeless and Structural Violence - The homeless and addicts have been stratified to the bottom of the social ladder. They are thought to be deviants therefore as a society we are taught to ignore and despise them and disregard their needs. Bourgeois and Schonberg’s 10-year study, Righteous Dopefiend, follows the lives of heroin addicted homeless folk living on Edgewater Boulevard. The Edgewater homeless recognize that those with economic capital have a responsibility in caring for their needs thus they embrace their worthiness in society....   [tags: Poverty, Drugs, Dopefinds]
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Homeless Youth in Canada - 33,000, this is the number of homeless that live on the streets in Canada and 8,000-11,000 of those people are youth in the age range of only 16-24 years of age. This number has increased and grown bigger by the days due to social and economic factors and coming up with a solution becomes more complicated. Many teens become homeless because of hardship in their life or addiction and mental/psychical disabilities, which affects the integrity of that person. This essay will explain the factors of how youth end up on the streets and the harmful effects it can cause and how Canada reacts and helps this problem....   [tags: harmful effects, how government deals with it] 790 words
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Youth Among The Homeless - Homelessness is all around the world, and many people have either dealt with the issue or had first-hand experience with it. Thus causes everyone to think about the possible solutions to such an important social and economic problem. Whether or not anyone wants to support or ignore the issue, it will always be there. However, the youth population is on the rise among the homeless. While the exact number of youth among the homeless is hard to determine, given various information about homelessness available and the age range that is considered youth, a 2012 survey from the Department of Education shows that 52,950 unaccompanied homeless youth were reported through school-based programs (Spa...   [tags: unemployment, severe hardship]
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Runaway and Homeless Youth - Homelessness is a real serious health issue all over the world that must be addressed. A lot of people in a public frequently misunderstand the cause of homelessness. Remarks regarding homeless people such as “they need to just get a job” or “go to school” are normally used liberally by members of society because they neglect to look at the complete issue. Homelessness does not discriminate. Individuals that have previously experience or may experience being homeless can be from different regions, have different cultural backgrounds, ages, and could be of any gender....   [tags: health issues, minorities, prevention]
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Striving Against Homeless Education - Once a child enters pre-school to when the child graduates from high school, the word student is automatically given to them. There are specific labels that can be attached to a kid as they progress in school. The activities they participate in ranges from being a nerd, the popular child or even the basketball player. However, how many students are homeless. Chicago Hopes, an after-school tutoring program, brought to the attention that there are children under the age of eighteen who are homeless....   [tags: Chicago HOPES, establishing positive values] 614 words
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Homeless and Abused Women - Many women in the world are faced with domestic violence. Some of these women do not have the strength to leave the man who is abusing them. Other women leave the home or relationship and will find themselves in poverty or even worse, homelessness. They aren’t always trapped in homelessness alone, sometimes they have either children or pets. If domestic violence is prevalent in a relationship a woman can either be trapped or it can lead to homelessness and in most cases being homeless is the better option and for many women who have been abused it can be hard for them to get back on their feet, especially if they have children....   [tags: domestic violence, The Shade Tree]
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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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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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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 Veterans - Introduction In the United States homeless has been an ongoing problem with there being thousands of people without homes, jobs, and adequate health care. A percentage of those people are military veterans who fought for our country. The Veterans Affairs Department has done countless studies to try to figure out why they are falling victim of homelessness. In this paper, I will give an in-depth look at the causes, treatment, and after care of homeless veterans. Looking at war history to see if maybe there is a link to being on the street, looking at the mental health, substance abuse, and the treatment of these men and women who have giving all to keep us free....   [tags: military, homelessness, care, treatment, health]
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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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Deinstitutionalization and the Homeless - It is nearly impossible to walk between any two points in New Haven without being affected in some small way by our city’s homeless problem. On seeing these people, in many cases, it becomes clear that they suffer from some mental disability that, unaided, will obviously impede their living a normal life. In fact, according to the Report of the Federal Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness, one in every three homeless people suffers from a severe mental illness, most of which are treatable....   [tags: essays research papers] 1645 words
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What Can Be Done to Help the Homeless? - ... What the U.S. can do to help end homelessness is lessen the prices of houses (National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness). Homeless people don’t have enough money to buy houses, because they don’t have good wages. The U.S. can also raise the minimum wage to help end homelessness if they decide not to lessen the prices of houses (National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness). There is nowhere in the U.S. that the minimum wage is high enough to afford a market-rate one bedroom apartment (Family Promise)....   [tags: drugs, shelter, heath]
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Helping Homeless Students - Homeless is defined as a person who is either living on the streets or in a shelter; a lack of substantial job, or place to live, is often the reason many become homeless. Due to the financial standing of the United States, many individuals inevitably lose jobs. A lot of times, students are caught in the cross hairs of parental mishaps. At an important time in their lives, this can often cause extra stress to be put on their shoulders which could then lead to dropping out of school all together....   [tags: reducing shelter requirements, student jobs]
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Missoula´s Homeless Population - Missoula homeless population   Missoula should be working harder to help the Missoula homeless population. Driving around downtown Missoula you can see a homeless person on every corner. Missoula is a tourist destination but having homeless people on corners in Missoula’s downtown district begging for money looks unattractive and makes Missoula look like a garbage pit. Missoula isn’t doing anything to combat this situation; instead people will drive or walk by and ignore the problem. The real question about homeless people on Missoula’s streets is this: do the homeless really want the help....   [tags: Beggars, Poor]
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What Complex Issues Face the Homeless - What Complex Issues Face the Homeless Homelessness is typically defined as a person who lacks a fixed regular and adequate nighttime residence. Homelessness reaches all ages. According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty report in 2004, children under the age of 18 accounted for 39% of the homeless population in 2003 and an astounding 42% of these children were under the age of five. The same study concluded that 25% of the homeless were ages 25 to 34 with 6% ranging in age from 55 to 64....   [tags: housing, family, income, illness]
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How Can One Help the Homeless? - How Can One Help the Homeless. The most common thing that comes to mind when someone mentions living in the United States is the “American Dream”. This dream including a family living in a house with a white picket fence around it. The grass is nice and green and everything seems simple and dandy; however, this is rarely seen. In cities there are often people on the street corners holding up signs that say “will work for food”, or something along those lines. The people holding these signs are apart of the growing population of homeless....   [tags: communities, shelters, housing, food]
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Is There a Relationship Betwen Mental Health and Homeless? - In this essay, the terms homelessness and mental illness will be defined. The cause of mental illness and that of homelessness will also be explored using different academic literature. The relationship between mental illness and homelessness will also be exploited using academic research materials to answer the question “Is a relationship between mental health and homelessness?” The term homelessness is complex to define. Homelessness is defined in different ways in different countries. Merriam Webster (2013) defines homelessness as having no home or a permanent place of residence....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Disorders] 2165 words
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Volunteering at El Camino Homeless Organization - Prior to volunteering at ECHO- El Camino Homeless Organization I had a preexisting image of what a homeless person looked like and acted, the images that I had in my head were based on the typical homeless stereotypes that many average Americans grow up with. Like many American citizens I believed that the majority of homeless individuals chose to be homeless or that the reason why they were homeless was because they had an alcohol or substance abuse problem. With these preceding notions I was a little hesitant on spending the night at a homeless shelter, especially one that I had never heard of and that was in a city I had never visited....   [tags: personal reflections] 1525 words
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How Personality Disorders Affect the Homeless - Those who are homeless, living in poverty with no work, food, or shelter, have to go through many obstacles in their lifestyle. They are more susceptible to suffer from many mental disorders, from Bipolar to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which are often due to the personal experiences of not only their childhood, but their lifestyle of homelessness. While many choose to live in their own distinctive ways, others are bound to it. Being isolated, with no real love and care from other people, most importantly, your family can cause the reasoning behind the mental disorders people suffer....   [tags: antisocial behavior, dissociative disorder]
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The Adam Shepard Project: Homeless Man - ... He would say, “any work was better than no work.” (Chapter 4, page 48) because he promote making a difference in lives, either the difference was made in their own life or others' lives. The audience would be described as skeptics who are questioning the American Dream's actuality and anyone looking for guidance, but are unsure of American Dream because Shepard forms many warning of his story/project; for example, Shepard points out that he would not “flood[ing] people [you] with a wide range of statistics” (Introduction Chapter, page ix) to assure that his story is based on his own personal experience during his project and not off of numbers and factual information....   [tags: book, project, apartment, family] 659 words
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Statement of Purpose from Homeless to Student - ... I gladly accepted the challenge because overcoming adversities comes natural. My job description only required me to create two programs a semester; however, I saw a need to for monthly programs to create unity and social awareness. My graduate program centered on children in a secondary school setting. However, I was able to enroll in electives that provided an opportunity to conduct research outside the program. In Urban Geography under the leadership of Dr. Winemiller I explored homeless veterans in Alabama with a focus on women with children....   [tags: sociology, awareness, graduate] 832 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 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 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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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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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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The Relationship Between Empathy and Held Stereotypes of the Homeless - Homelessness is a social suffering experienced by human beings throughout the world. In 2013, the NYC Department of Homeless Services reported that about 1 out of every 2,662 people out of the general New York City population of 8,244,910, experienced homelessness (NYC Department of Homeless Services, 2013). Preceding these findings, in 2012, the US Department of Housing and Development reported that New York’s homeless population accounts for about 11 percent of the US’s homeless population (2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report)....   [tags: social suffering, poverty]
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The Effects of Homelessness on the Overall Self-Esteem of Homeless Youth - Homelessness is often characterized as adults living on the streets taking shelter beneath the interwoven overpasses of the city or standing alongside busy intersections begging for money. Yet, children, those under 18 years of age, are generally not associated with the homeless status as they are invisible, not seen by the general public with their homeless counterparts taking up residence in make-shift housing. Nonetheless, there is a large percent of youth who meet the guidelines for being deemed homeless....   [tags: adults, busy interactions, money]
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A Review of Homeless Persons' Access to and Use of Information Technologies - OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGING LOW-INCOME, VULNERABLE POPULATIONS IN HEALTH CARE: Opportunities for Engaging Low-Income, Vulnerable Populations in Health Care: A Systematic Review of Homeless Persons’ Access to and Use of Information Technologies The purpose of the research was to determine and figure out if homeless individuals have access to information technology and if so, are they fully utilizing it. The researchers were guided by three main research questions. The first was “What is the prevalence of access to and use of information technology (Internet, mobile phones, texting etc) by homeless populations”....   [tags: economics, politics]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alone Without a Home: Homeless and Runaway Youth - Alone Without a Home: Homeless Runaway Youths Across the country, there are children who leave home to avoid the dangers of home only to face the dangers of living on the streets. For some the urge to leave is short lived and they return home. For others it can be a lifetime of struggle as the situation they once thought was a good solution suddenly becomes a never ending nightmare as they fight to survive and face the harsh reality that they have no place to turn to. Homeless runaway youth are on the rise in the US and is a serious issue....   [tags: Societal Issues Homelessness]
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Problem Patrons: The Needs of Homeless and Public Libraries - The purpose of this paper is to better understand the needs of the homeless population and how the library can best help them. In this paper I am also examining problem patrons, who may or may not be homeless, as well as some ways that librarians have come up with to deal with them. Each homeless patron has unique needs which can be anything from help with substance abuse to having some help getting a GED. The two most important roles that a library has in the life of a homeless person is a place to get the information and help that they need to better their lives and a safe and comfortable environment....   [tags: Reading, Mentally ill]
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