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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 Homelessness Population in America - I. Social problems are those that raise a questionable suspense to issues that impact societies congruent to cultural normalization. The social issue researched will be homelessness and the impact along society. Homelessness is a social concern that raises issues for government officials, communities, and people along the community in so many ways. Every town or city is impacted by this liaison. In 2012 The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calculated an estimate of at least 700,000 people enlisted as homeless in America....   [tags: social issue, society, community, homeless]
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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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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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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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Rob Bliss's Video: Homeless Veteran Time-Lapse Transformation - ... No traces of dirt can be seen from the camera. Moving to the impression given from Jim, there is a subtle humbleness about him. Facing the camera, looking straight into the lens, Jim looks not so much confident as gentle. Rob Bliss expertly develops this with the contrasting, yet appealing colors. Bliss’s choice of using a veteran jolts the public into a realization state. Serving his country puts Jim into a different class than just the average homeless person. Titling the video “Homeless Veteran Time-lapse Transformation” and releasing it just in time for Veterans Day gives a direct appeal to pathos....   [tags: society's perception of physical appearance] 854 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 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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What Should Be Done about Our Nation’s Homeless? - How many of us know that within one year about three million Americans live in streets and shelters. There is more than one legal definition for homelessness in the United States. However, different institutions use their own operational definitions of homelessness. For instance, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council defines a homeless individual as “an individual who lacks housing, including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility that provides temporary living accommodations, and an individual who is a resident in transitional housing.” There are so many factors that push people out of their house....   [tags: Society, Intervention]
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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Are the Rich Happy by Stephen Leacock and Homeless by Anna Quindlen - For this discussion, I have chosen “Are the Rich Happy?” written by Stephen Leacock (1916) for my narrative essay and “Homeless” written by Anna Quindlen (n.d.) for my descriptive essay. In this essay discussion, I am going to compare/contrast the author’s purpose, the intended audience, and the impact on the reader’s that each author intended to accomplish through the essay that they wrote; I also plan to show that the descriptive essay communicates the author’s point of view superior to that of the narrative essay....   [tags: contrast narratve vs descriptive essays]
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EDMONTON’S HOMELESS POPULATION: A FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE - Introduction Sociology, “the scientific study of society and human behaviour” (Henslin, Glenday, Duffy, & Pupo, 2009) includes five separate perspectives by which to observe people and their interactions with each other in society. These perspectives are particular observations that are placed into a conceptual framework which thus creates five sociological theories through which reality is interpreted in a distinct way. This paper will seek to analyze Edmonton’s homeless population through the functionalist perspective which is “based on the assumption that society is a stable, orderly system” (Kendall, Linden, & Murray, 2008) and examines a group’s functioning as a whole, with each part re...   [tags: Sociology ]
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Immigrants and Homeless Have Higher Risks of Health Problems - ... “Some of these barriers include poverty, fear and stigma, high mobility, limited English proficiency, little information or misunderstandings about how the U.S. health care system works, and lack of insurance and/or access to care.” (Seaman, 2013) In the article written by Andrew Seaman (2013), he discusses the children of immigrant parents. They are brought into the world with difficulties. The parents tend to rely on them due to language barriers and have to represent for themselves and their family....   [tags: medication, insurance, poverty] 824 words
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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 the 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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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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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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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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Homeless Children - Introduction In the United States, 1.5 million children are homeless. 1.5 million children are without adequate shelter, nourishment, healthcare, or education. When a child is homeless, it is not just a house that they are without. They are more likely than other children to experience hunger, constant illness, mental disorders, and developmental delays.1 Being homeless negatively affects a child’s overall welfare and ability to thrive within their community throughout their childhood and into their adulthood....   [tags: Child Homelessness, 2014]
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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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Solutions to Poverty: It's Time To Deport The Homeless - The homeless population is growing in America. There are more and more Americans living in boxes, sleeping on park benches and panhandling on the streets each day. These people tend to make us, the non-homeless, feel uncomfortable and unsafe. They are also placing increasing stress on the nation's economy. In short, the homeless are a burden on the rest of society. There needs to be action taken against them. "I shall now humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection (Swift.)" I propose that all of the homeless be relocated to foreign third world countries....   [tags: Solutions to Poverty 2014]
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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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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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The Role of Education and Poverty in Society - It has been proven again and again that class has a huge impact on children’s success in school and education. The inequalities in our education system start as early as birth and continue through high school and even college. Typically, articles related to class and education fall under two distinct categories. One type says that better education will fix poverty and the other states that in order to fix education we need to fix poverty. The truth of the matter is that one will not fix the other, but rather they need to work together to be effective....   [tags: Societal Analysis, Society Issues]
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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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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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How to Create, Plan, and Manage a Nonprofit Organization - Nonprofit organizations are firms that are developed to cater for specific issues affecting the community. Unlike profit-based organizations, non-profit organizations rely on relief funds and grants from well-wishers to fulfill their promises (Bradach, Tierney & Stone, 2008; Hitt, Ireland, Sirmon & Trahms, 2011). Nevertheless, creating, planning, and managing a nonprofit organization are critical factors for the success of the organization. Once the nonprofit organization has been formed, the community benefiting from this organization becomes reliant on this organization to improve their livelihood....   [tags: funds, nonprofit organization, homeless]
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Skid Row and the Safer Cities Initiative - The Safer Cities Initiative of Los Angeles was brought upon the city in late 2006 by Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa. The Initiative was primarily designed to remove the homeless and mentally ill citizens from the isolated, 50 by 5 block, Los Angeles streets, known Nationally as Skid Row. In the end the S.C.I. violated these citizens civil rights and failed to meet any set obligations and responsibilities. Since the city of Los Angeles put this initiative into motion, the city then became responsible for these people, as if they were the “parent” of these homeless “children”....   [tags: policies, homeless, mentally, ill] 1262 words
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A Place to Call Home - Our cities are lacking certain outside involvement in the life to numerous displaced families. Homelessness is a continuance cycle leading to homeless people whom hang out with other homeless whom are displaced. The homeless return daily for social service needs, shelter, and not making much enough effort to sustain quality living. Starting over can introduce families to an effective approach of learning methods to begin the steps to sustaining stable life in everyday society. Utilizing buildings can assist in ways to help homeless have a better self-perception for oneself, when dealing with society or employers, job training through an adult education program, while providing shelter....   [tags: using empty buildings for the homeless]
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Righteous Dopefiend by Philippe Bourgois - In Righteous Dopefiend, Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg provide a powerful and poignant account of the culture and challenges faced by homeless heroin addicts in San Francisco. Numerous factors, including structural violence, affect the health and quality of life held by the addicts creating a unique set of challenges for health care providers and law enforcement agencies. The problem of heroin addiction is not one-dimensional and many issues go into creating a “syndemic” (Sobo 193). Heroin addiction deserves to be looked at from many angles so that effective solutions can be introduced to help those affected, including the unique community of the Edgewater homeless....   [tags: culture, heroin homeless, addiction]
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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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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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A Qualitative Exploration of the Spatial Needs of Homeless Drug Users Living in Hostels and Night Shelters - With homelessness levels rapidly increasing in the UK (Fitzpatrick et al., 2012), the necessity for a study analysing the spatial needs of homeless individuals who suffer from drug abuse and are housed in hostels/night shelters was paramount. The task of the critical appraisal is to firstly, summarise the research article A Qualitative Exploration of the Spatial Needs of Homeless Drug Users Living in Hostels and Night Shelters (2013), discuss the methodology presented throughout it and further examine if whether it was appropriate for the topic....   [tags: article analysis, drug abuse, policy]
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The Blind Side, a Hollywood Film - Have you ever wondered why so many films portray the story of a poor, abused, homeless, colored person that is eventually rescued by a smart, rich, white person. Every few years, there is a new film made that captures this same story, but the way the viewer is affected by the representation of race changes quite often. This idea gets old to many viewers who may agree with the idea of race being addressed in film, but not in the same way all the time. When a rich, white, republican family in the South takes in a homeless black boy to live with them, they struggle with the disapproval of society and their own insecurity....   [tags: poor, homeless, rich, white man]
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The Effects of Homelessness on Society - ... Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. Although most families are not exclusively poor, they are labeled as part of poverty because they cannot properly provide for their family and themselves. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education (The National Coalition for the Homeless,2009). Poor people are a statistic of poverty because unemployment increases and most of them get paid low wages that can barely help them get by. Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities (National Coalition)....   [tags: economic, poverty, family, dysfunction]
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An Emergency to Support the Indigent in the US - Poverty is a serious phenomenon that has been widespread all over the world. Although, many charitable organizations like CARE, Action Against Hunger (AAH) or Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) have operated with a highest enthusiasm to help the indigent, the amount of those have still been increasing significantly in recent years. According to the survey of the United States Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans in poverty rose from 12.2 to 15.9 percent and the proportion skyrocketed from 33.3 million to 48.8 million between 2000 and 2012 (Bishaw, 2013)....   [tags: unemployment, poverty, homeless]
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Delhi’s Rain Basera - An Illusion of Urban Shelters - ... Residents wander far and wide in search of food and some lucky relish the intestines of Chicken or Mutton. The little-ones spend their days roaming the nearby sites in packs tagged along by that tiny puppy from their shack, shared further on with 20 odd people without any prospect of education or a future. All of this merely sheds valuable insights on an ‘Impeccable’ aspect of our Society; the Grandiose Utopian Delhi culture that boasts of her prosperity in leaps and bound remarkably and has chosen to ignore the penury at hand....   [tags: homeless, slums, night] 821 words
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Computers at Fort Greene's Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership Help the Poor - S.N.A.P. (Strategic Neighborhood Action Partnership) Fort Greene computer and printing lab has many resources the community can use in order to help them move through the harsh deserts of the communities poor but shrinking economic disparity. The population is a little over a hundred and ten thousand ; infant mortality is four point eight persons out of one thousand, which is one less than the national average. Twenty percent of the population is on some type of financial support, from T.A.W.F. , Supplemental security assistance and medicaid ....   [tags: printing lab, literacy, homeless]
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