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Homelessness Prevention - Prevention Homelessness has become a problem in the city of Cincinnati. Many families are homeless because of job layoffs and exhausted unemployment benefits. Some employed families but do not earn enough wages to support a family and pay for adequate housing. Some people just plain refuse to pay their rent, as a result, the family will receive an eviction from their dwelling and because of the eviction, either they cannot obtain affordable housing under low income status or can’t afford the market rent, therefore they become homeless....   [tags: Homelessness] 835 words
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The Rise in Youth Homelessness in Canada - Today in Canada, a rise in youth homelessness is being observed across the country. Despite common assumptions, the issue of street youth is not isolated to Toronto or Montreal, but has become pervasive across the country. Although accurate statistics are impossible to come by, the disturbing reality is that both urban centers and rural communities nationwide, are struggling to provide their youth with adequate, affordable housing. Issues surrounding the supply and affordability of housing, combined with personal circumstances characterized by instability, are distancing youth’s access to housing....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness] 1174 words
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Preventing Homelessness in the United States - The United States will continue to be a developed country if the numbers of people holding cardboard on the street do not decrease. 1 out of 7 people in U.S suffer from hunger and are forced to sleep in parks, under bridges, in shelters or cars (Hunger and Homelessness 1).Every year, the homeless population grows in United States. People become homeless because of many reasons. Because they are homeless, they have been struggling in every way that human possible can have. In order to get back on their feet, they need help in every way....   [tags: Homelessness Essays]
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The Epidemic of Homelessness in America - Because of the weak economy and high unemployment rates homelessness is on the rise at an alarming rate. Homelessness is worse in some areas of the United States compared to other areas because of incomes that are drastically falling, jobs that are no longer very secure which offer fewer benefits to the worker and their family members. The United States is experiencing the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Necessary wages made by the hour only improved by one-sixth of the rate from 2007 for employees in production work....   [tags: Homelessness Essays]
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System Failure Causes Homelessness - Everyone has gone without something at some point in their lives. Maybe new clothes, cell phone, cable TV, but how many have gone without a place that they can call home. It was estimated that during 2009 on any given night there was 664,414 people staying in a shelter somewhere in the United States (Khadduri & Culhane, 2010a). Through 2009, 1.56million different people were recorded to have used an emergency housing shelter (Khadduri& Culhane, 2010a). These numbers do not account for those who did not use emergency housing shelters, but were defined as homeless....   [tags: causes of homelessness]
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Homelessness In Canada - If you do not already know what homelessness means, it is someone who is not able to live in a stable residence because of financial or psychological problems, so they are forced to live on the streets or put themselves on the streets, because they feel it would be a better fit. Homelessness in Canada is a very large and concerning issue because of the growing population. We need to ask our selves what causes homelessness, why are so many youth involved with homelessness and what can we change so that the homelessness problem in Canada lessens....   [tags: social issues, poverty, homelessness]
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Homelessness in America - ... The price for United States homes, while also adjusted for inflation, has been steadily increasing since the 1980s. While property was becoming more and more expensive it became harder and harder for people to feel secure that they will have a roof over their heads. The worst part of our current problem is the very little amount of awareness there is of this problem. When a survey was conducted in High Tech High School 90% of people who took part in the survey said that they did not know anyone who is homeless....   [tags: Investigative Report, Homelessness, Poverty]
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The Growing Problem of Child Homelessness in America - It is something that a lot of us are used to seeing on a regular basis standing at the end of an off ramp holding a sign say “homeless and hungry.” You will see them wondering the streets digging through trash in search for something to eat. We see them everywhere and our initial reaction when we see them is to ignore them and not look at them. You especially avoid making eye contact with them and automatically label them as someone who is too lazy to go get a job or is a drug or alcohol addict and that they would much rather live on the streets....   [tags: Becoming Homeless, Homelessness]
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Homelessness Among Veterans of the U.S. Military - 2. Contributing Factors The presence of additional risk for homelessness specifically associated with Veteran status is puzzling in that it occurs among a population that shows better outcomes on almost all socioeconomic measures and that has exclusive access to an extensive system of benefits that include comprehensive healthcare services, disability and pension assistance, and homeless services (Fargo, et al, 24). In spite of having many advantages, veterans over-represent in the homeless population....   [tags: American Society, War Veterans, Homelessness]
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Policy Analysis of The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act - After analyzing the entire Runaway and Homeless Youth Act as a whole, much can be said for and against the economic and political aspects. As to any given argument or subject pros and cons as well as strengths and weaknesses will be weighed out enormously. The Runaway and Homeless Youth Act does abide by guidelines and requirements. All parts of the Act provide all involved with a clear and present purpose. I also believe that these shelters or centers provide the troubled youth with a support system that they could be lacking....   [tags: homelessness]
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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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The Causes of Homelessness - Walking down the streets of many metropolitan areas, a person is often faced with an often ignored problem: homelessness. Homelessness in America could be considered a major issue considering that over six hundred thousand people are homeless at any one time. Of those homeless, 46% were individuals not regularly occurring homelessness, 37% were individuals with chronic homelessness, and about 16% were families (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2013). One might ask themselves, “How does this affect me?” Currently, it might not, however if you look at the statistics, homelessness was not a regular occurrence for almost half of those found homeless....   [tags: Social System, Financial Requirements]
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The Effect of Homelessness - Homelessness is one of the tragedies that one can face unexpectedly or where one can choose to be as well as being homeless by taking your own risk, which can be positive or negative, intentionally or not intentionally such as family breakdown or leaving a house where you could have been able to live there. Many people are sleeping rough while others are also finding it difficult to secure housing due to the regulations that govern the whole issues on homelessness legislation that is, being entitled for or not entitle for what you will be expecting....   [tags: benefits, drugs, alcohol, housing]
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The Issue of Homelessness - It is everywhere, yet it is unseen. Homelessness is a national epidemic which affects approximately 2% of the total population share of Michigan. Though this percentage is not as much as the 11% I used to see on the streets of my home state, New York, its effects are noticeable in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan (United States, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 5). Over the course of three weeks, I have observed five regular and several wandering homeless people solely on State Street and East Liberty Street....   [tags: National Epidemic, Negative Stereotypes]
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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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Homelessness in America - In fiscal year 2006, the HUD, Department of Housing and Urban Development, was presented a budget by the Bush Administration consisting of $528.5 billion for homeless programs (Romeo 1). The problem of homelessness and extreme poverty is not a new occurrence; but in past years more extreme measures have been taken to combat the issue as more people become homeless. Expensive social programs and housing developments for the homeless have been created to help battle the increasing issue. Homelessness is an expensive problem that will never end; furthermore, the condition of homeless people in America is affected by the type of education they receive, the state of the economy, and the amount of...   [tags: housing, homeless program]
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What is Homelessness? - Before going into the main subject this essay will be looking at various aspects of homelessness which includes the background history, the major causes of homelessness, sections of our community that are likely to become homeless and social construction of homelessness. Furthermore, I will also be looking at government policies, act of parliament as well as debates from different commentators on homelessness. From my understanding there are people who make it a point to blame those who are homeless however, not all homeless people choose or wanted to be homeless....   [tags: Homeless, informative, argumentative, persuasive]
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Homelessness in Canada - Throughout this paper I will be discussing the issue of homelessness and how it is steadily becoming a more serious problem as time progresses. I will discuss issues that surround homelessness such as the NIMBY, not in my backyard, issue and how it is causing the homeless to not receive the help that they need. This is an issue that needs to change, but due to NIMBYism, it is very difficult create such change. “One diverse population that has continued to increase over the quarter of a century is composed of people who are homeless” (Baggerly & Zalaquett, 2006, p.155)....   [tags: Social Work ]
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Homelessness in America - According to Streetwise of Street News Services (2010), the first reported instances of homelessness dates as far back as 1640, in some of the larger cities in the original 13 colonies. At this time, there were wars being fought between settlers and Native Americans, and people were left with no shelter in both sides (Street News Service, 2010). Later, the industrial revolution caused more homelessness, industrial accidents left many former hard-working families with a dead provider, or with severe disabilities, and then the economy entered a recession in the same time period (Street News Service, 2010)....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Homelessness in Austin - Have you ever noticed that while you’re driving around Austin that the homeless have become a common casualty to exhibit. I know the first thing that comes to mind is, “How ridiculous, why don’t they just get a job!”It perfectly acceptable to wonder, whether your money would go towards feeding a starving stomach or a drug addiction, therefore your generosity would be put to better use through a charity foundation or simply by offering a meal. The reality is that the majority of people who are homeless are unable to work due to certain disabilities....   [tags: Disabilities, Compassion]
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Homelessness in Gainesville - “Homelessness—a situation in which an individual or family lacks permanent housing” (Homelessness). Homeless shelters are an essential part to removing the homeless off of the streets and providing them with a means of reaching where they want to be. While homeless shelters are not an answer to this issue, they are a major factor in providing a solution. Homeless shelters are established to reduce the number of people living on the streets. Shelters for homeless people allow them access to the food, clothing, shelter, and medication they would otherwise be denied if still roaming the streets....   [tags: Homeless Shelters, Temporary Homes, Solutions]
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Homelessness in America - One wakes up from a cozy bed every morning, he takes a shower, he gets dressed and ready, he hops in the car and drives to work or school, then he comes home, he eats dinner, and he goes to sleep. All of these are basic needs that should belong to everyone, but many do not own. Americans usually take multiple things for granted, and others have no home, nothing to wear except what they are wearing, they do not know where their next meal is coming from, and they have no one to turn to for help. This is one of America’s greatest shames; a percent of homeless people roam the streets of the cities....   [tags: drugs, alcohol, mental illness]
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Homelessness and Schizophrenia - Psychiatric disorders can lead to many types of problems. These problems can range from housing instability, to disease, and even death. Having a disorder and lack of stable living conditions most often further complicates the overall health and the care this is a bit confusing for a homeless adult. Without the proper health care the mind will become even more unstable. This does not automatically follow logically. Individuals with severe mental illness soften most times with homelessness because of their inability to accomplish daily tasks and earn money....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
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Homelessness and Poverty - Imagine your life with no food and no home at all; looking for something to eat in the trash cans and living under the 91-Freeway, scary isn’t. Well, if the government doesn’t do anything this will become reality. Poverty and homelessness has been a major issue in the USA. According to Emily Alpert Reyes, a writer in the Los Angeles Times newspaper, about 8.9 million people in California live under the federal poverty limit ($23,021 annually for a family of four); in Los Angeles, about 25.9% of the residents live with income below the poverty level....   [tags: American Government, American History]
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Homelessness in America - Have you ever wondered how people become homeless or why they are homeless. All too often people’s perceptions of how a person becomes homeless are inaccurate. Many of those assumptions are created on myths and based on the negative aspects of a homeless stereotype. Because of this, it causes people to become inhumane or biased and disinclined to the obvious facts. Every human being has a life that is full of inevitable struggles, and those who have been affected greatly by these struggles are the same people who live and breathe just like any person but have wandered into a place of destitution....   [tags: harm, assumptions, stereotypes]
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Homelessness in Cincinnati - In Ohio (The Tri state), and over the last 17 years, there has been a 160% population increase. Homelessness has become a problem in the city of Cincinnati. Many families are homeless because of job layoffs and exhausted unemployment benefits. Some families are employed but do not earn enough wages to support a family and pay for adequate housing. Young single mothers can receive welfare benefits (Aid for Dependent Children) for 36 months. During that time they are supposed to be furthering their education or preparing to go to work....   [tags: Urban Management ] 3318 words
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The State of Homelessness in the United States - ... Second, domestic violence is a usual situation in homelessness. Women and young children are experience domestic violence increase the risk of homelessness. Poverty compel women have to live between abusive relationships and homelessness, and sexual, physical, or psychological abuse that young children through in their childhood always make them become homelessness. Third, discrimination for special groups is a typical element. People with serious mental illness get elbow out from employment, friends, even families lead to homelessness....   [tags: truth, effect, people, streets, `poverty] 572 words
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Causes of Homelessness in the USA - Homelessness has become a serious problem in today’s society. Despite the organizations that help multitudes of homeless people, homelessness is continually increasing. In recent years, America’s culture has been changing due to economic, political, and social issues. These issues have caused a lot of stress on America resulting in abject poverty in several cities. Poverty is not nationwide, but if dealt with lightly, the affects can be catastrophic. Homelessness is increasing more than ever, and research proves that changing culture contributes to rising amount of homelessness....   [tags: cause and effect essay]
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The social issue of homelessness in NC - The Social Issue of Homelessness in North Carolina People drive or walk past a homeless person almost every day without thinking twice about the plight of that person or they may even unconsciously turn their heads the other way in disgust. Homelessness simply put, means without a home - therefore homelessness is an equal opportunity state that can happen to anyone. Even though we have seen some economic prosperity over the years, statistics show that the number of homeless remains very high. With this in mind, communities need to come together at the state, city, and individual level to come up with solutions to mitigate the spreading of this problem....   [tags: American Society]
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Different Hypothesis that Variation in Homelessness - In this article, Jennifer Mosley and Colleen Grogan, professors at The University of Chicago, concludes that the more public participation in administrative decision making in different urban areas is an important target in majority of public organizations. The author states that many public agencies develop different strategies on who should be able to participate in open decision making. The strategies determined how they will prevent different type of biases. Often leaders of the nonprofit organizations are asked to serve as representatives of the community in a variety of participatory processes....   [tags: income distribution, housing market,non profit]
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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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The Challenges and Effects of Being Homelessness - ... Many people have addictions which lead to health issues, such as drinking alcohol, sniffing glue, injecting heroin, and gambling. Sometimes they had to share dirty needles. Eleven percent of them get drunk at least three times a week (Levinson 152). Poor nutrition can contribute to their health issues. They tend to go hungry twice as often as housed children because they don’t have the resources to purchase food(“Impact of Homelessness on Children” 2). They sometimes have to go to hotels and ask for the leftover food there....   [tags: physically, mentally, family, job, education] 1614 words
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Dealing with Homelessness in Australia - ... The Labor Government was elected in 1972 and Gough Whitlam’s Government drew on the International Agreement Programs on Human Rights to model a new Australia Social policy (Lwin 2011, unpub.). With the outcry of society the Australian Government in 1973 introduced the Supporting Mothers Benefits (Australian Bureau of Statics [ABS] 2009) to help remove mothers and children from the streets and gives them support to find a permanent residence. Margaret Whitlam was a well known social worker who had a passionate interest in social conditions, (Australian Government National Archives of Australia 2014) oversaw the establishment of the first government funded women’s shelter.This shelter was...   [tags: effects of the crumbling global economy]
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Homelessness with Mental Illnesses in Crisis - Nature of Crisis Mental health problems contribute to some homelessness exacerbating disturbances of a critical disposition. Homelessness is problematic without Mental Health issues and can be harder to treat without the added disparity. Homelessness and mental health issues can induce crisis alone and combined. The combination of these two issues can worsen disruption leading to greater chance of crisis. Roberts (2005) states that there must be an ongoing balance of affect and cognitive abilities available to counter stressful incidents that could lead to crisis....   [tags: mental health, basic needs, health care]
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The Effects of Homelessness on Children - ... While homeless, children often experience traumatic events that they are too young to understand; therefore, leading to severe emotional distress. Homeless children are stressed from consistent changes. Often homeless families move around from one family member to the next or one shelter to the next and children have very little sense of home. These stressful conditions can lead to high incidence of mental illness. Children of homeless families are more easily made to cry, react with intense rage, overreact to small incidents, and are more easily distressed....   [tags: physical, emotional and psychological challenges] 1641 words
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Is Homelessness a Big Problem In America? - ... If people do not have enough money for their needs, they will need to do cutbacks. Once they start cutting back, they get behind on bills and either get evicted or have to foreclose. They are plenty of homeless individuals that are still employed. Yet they are homeless because they do not make enough to be financially stable. Even though some people may be unemployment, they should still have government programs to be stable. For example, they programs like Welfare reform, food stamps, unemployment checks, and housing assistance....   [tags: an increasing, depressing and worrisome problem]
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The Different Types of Homelessness - ... While transitional housing has proven to be successful in assisting some of its residents get back on their feet, and into permanent housing in a timely manner, statistics show that homeless with children tend to stay longer. Staying longer in transitional housing beats the alternative, unsheltered homelessness. Unsheltered homelessness categorizes those homeless living in locations not meant for human habitation, such as automobiles, parks, tunnels, and local druggist doorways. These are typically the people considered morally deficient or to have character flaws....   [tags: shelter, housing, locations, chronic]
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The Effect of Homelessness on the Youth of America - There are millions of homeless youth in America. On any given night, you can find these children ducking into abandoned buildings, crammed up against alley dumpsters, curled inside the big yellow slide of a local playground. I imagine they are thankful for sleep, wary of a new day, but thankful nonetheless. Homelessness at such a young age if left alone, leads to increased rates of conflict. The more homeless youths now, the more our country as a whole will have to deal with divorce, mental illness, and the need for government assistance....   [tags: sociological and psychological analysis]
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Impact of Homelessness on Child Education - Educating the youth in America affects the economy and our future. The National Center on Family Homelessness (2010) reported during the 2005-2006 school year that an estimated 1.16 million children did not graduate from high school. Research shows that dropouts are more likely to be less healthy, die young, become parents at a young age, interact with the criminal justice system, need social assistance, and their children are more likely to become dropouts (Amos, 2008). According to the Alliance for Excellent Education (2011), the number of students that dropped out of Tennessee high schools from the class of 2010 was 28,200 students....   [tags: Education, Sociology]
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The Effects of Homelessness on Children - Imagine a young child growing up, learning, and trying to further his or her life to obtain success in the future. For an “everyday” child this can be challenging, however “everyday” obstacles can be overcome. For thousands of children in the United States, this dream is almost impossible to achieve. These children are a part of the homeless population that is spread throughout the United States. Many times these individuals try to hide this major secret from the rest of the world, but homelessness is very prevalent among these youths today....   [tags: Child Development ]
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A SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS IN CANADA - According to Lee Tunstall, homelessness is a social problem that “has been growing since the 1970’s” (2009, para.1) and has caught the attention of both the Canadian government and the general public (Tunstall, 2009) . Predominantly, the homeless are individuals or families with no permanent residence who also lack the resources or abilities necessary to arrange for their own adequate housing and living (Stearman, 2010). This matter affects a diverse demographic of the Canadian public. In 2003, the Toronto report card on housing and homelessness reported that out of 32,000 people who used homeless shelters, 15% were families, 22% were youths between the ages of fifteen and twenty-four, 18% w...   [tags: Poverty ]
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Taking a Look at Homelessness - ... On average, cities reported a 12% increase of homelessness since 2007. (PBS.org/homelessness) It could be any reason why a person is homeless. Being under the poverty level is just one example. (American Psychological Association) Homelessness has an impact on society in different ways, including taxes from tax payer’s money going to support services and programs for the homeless. Increased crime and violence are small effects of homelessness. (Hubpages.com/homelessness) Homelessness is worse for the youth because most children can’t support themselves on their own....   [tags: people below the poverty level]
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Homelessness Is a Rapidly Growing Problem - ... They became homeless because their were no job’s for the people that moved in to the town from the farm land. The Civil War was the first war where the new painkiller morphine was used. People could amputate limbs and still survive. Opiate addiction became frequent with hundreds of thousands of war veterans. From the 1870’s – 1890’s anyone could purchase heroin and syringes from catalogs. Many housewives also became addicted in response to living life in the middle of nowhere. Which led to a serious addiction and the user usually ended up homeless because of this powerful addiction....   [tags: charity, disasters, joblessness] 1023 words
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Taking a Look at Homelessness - ... People who lack the basic human need of shelter, as a place to call home, are called homeless. In most cases they sleep and spend time in public places such as: pubic or private shelters, sometimes churches, restaurants, loading docks, parks, abandoned buildings, train stations, bus stations, etc. There are many reasons why individuals become homeless or in most cases remain homeless. A cited in Lowe and Gibson 2011 “issues related to homelessness include childhood upbringing, societal support network, level of education, employment history, and history of criminal behavior”(p93)....   [tags: population in Surrey, BC, health challenges] 880 words
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Homelessness is No Longer an Issue - Every night there is one child that gets tucked in a warm, comfortable bed at home by his mother and father and another child waiting for the church to be unlocked for the night because that is his only choice of shelter for the evening. The “Great Recession” isn’t over for so many of America’s youth, though many would disagree considering our President declared its end in 2009. Out of the millions of children living in the Unites States, 1.6 million are homeless. Who or what do we blame for some many children having to live without a home....   [tags: unemployment, the great recession, homeless]
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Causes of Homelessness in San Antonio - ... For single adults the causes are substance abuse, lack of affordable housing, mental illness, poverty, unemployment, and low-paying jobs. The top things needed to combat homelessness is more housing for people with disabilities, better paying employment opportunities, and more substance abuse services. Now that the causes of homelessness have been identified, a solution can be formed. The best solution would be to create a transformational campus by offering a place of hope and a place to create new beginnings....   [tags: children, poverty, illness] 898 words
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Making It Possible to End Homelessness - Making It Possible to End Homelessness (MIPH) is a subgrantee’s of the HPRP program, which was created to help families gain housing stability in Middlesex county. The program was awarded $1.4 billion to service clients threatened with evictions. The program’s intent is to reduce homelessness by keeping families stably housed, connecting with mainstream benefits, and working on a stabilization plan to avoid homelessness in the future. However, the program is under pressure to spend more funding because it's quarterly report indicated that its not servicing enough clients....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Homelessness in "The Glass Castle" - A suburban life is a paradise full of shopping, colorful gardens, and well-groomed homes. Despite all these benefits, a suburban life is an isolated life. People living in suburbs are rarely exposed to miseries in society. One of these conflicts is homelessness. When living in an environment surrounded by homes, individuals often have difficulty imagining not being able to sleep in a warm bed, eat a proper meal or even receive necessary medical attention. This grim situation is depicted in the writings of Jeannette Walls....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Homelessness: Effects and How to End it - ... A foster home basically is a home where someone agreed to take in children to feed and care for, not just a few, dozens of them, so that they are safer and off the streets. Cheryl Zlotnick, children’s health service and public health researcher discovered that a whopping 70% of homeless mothers are not with their children or child. 25% of those children that are separated from their biological parents are currently in foster homes. Cities such as New York City are beginning to try to help these homeless people overcome what they’ve been through and help them back up on their feet....   [tags: surviving without a home or place to live] 645 words
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Homelessness: A Global Occurring Issue - ... For instance, in Fresno California, a woman claimed her rights were violated after the police department decided to take her tent when she left. She mentioned every time a person left for a second, the police would take personal belongings from others and would not return them. The Fourth Amendment, forces and prohibits to have unreasonable seizures without a warrant. However, in Fresno the homeless were given a notice where they were told to remove all property or their property would be taken as trash....   [tags: living in the streets] 1093 words
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A Brief Look at Homelessness - ... Functionalist Theory A functionalist would suggest that in the homeless population they actually can and do take care of themselves and in most cases, are able to survive the wrath of daily life: even if living less than a simple existence. Living in a cardboard box when tired, eating discarded food from a trash can, bathing or washing clothes in rain-filled ditches are all simply the ways that some homeless take care of themselves, would the functionalist remark. The functionalist would claim that homelessness is a burden upon society....   [tags: social issues] 828 words
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Helping with the Chronic Problem of Homelessness - Helping the Homeless There are more than 43 million people homeless in the United States alone. The homeless aren’t a category because someone can be homeless one moment and under a solid roof another so it’s more like a situation. A situation that a person can find their self in when they are careless, laid off, behind in their bills, excess drug or alcohol abuse, or lack of enough income can be the cause of being homeless. It’s not easy getting back up from being that low but it is possible. Sometimes the situation can be long term if a person adapts or creates a pessimist attitude and without any help getting back up it becomes a way of living and they accept it....   [tags: poverty, wages, taxes] 1865 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 Social Stigma of Homelessness - ... So many of the homeless population once lead normal lives. Yet, there is a social stigma that views the homeless as lazy, unwilling to work, uneducated and even untrustworthy. In a Capitalist society that places the highest value on image and the almighty dollar, there seems to be little desire to interact with these “outcasts”. According to a recent New York Times article, there are people in New York with multiple jobs that still cannot afford to pay the rent on a apartment in the city. Therefore, many remain homeless and must find relief in one of the city’s shelters....   [tags: violence, job, illnesses, lives] 742 words
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Homelessness in the United States - According to the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, “approximately 3.5 million people are homeless each year, while 36.3 million live in households without enough food.” This statistic only reflects the United States, and to many people, it just doesn’t make sense. For instance Alfredzine Black of the YWCA in Marion, Indiana says, “I don’t understand why we have so much poverty in the richest country in the world!” Citizens of the United States have a hard time defining and identifying poverty in their communities, so the country should crate a consistent and accurate measure of poverty....   [tags: Poverty ]
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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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The Disgrace of Veteran Homelessness - The military has been instrumental in the protection and development of U.S interests around the world. From the Revolutionary War, which established the United States as a nation, through the World Wars, which set up the U.S as one of the world super powers, to its current war on terror, the military has helped and protected U.S. interests around the world. During all these wars American soldiers have proudly served their country. Because of these wars America is famous throughout the world for military power and its protection of freedom in the world....   [tags: military, revolutionary war]
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The Causes and Effects of Homelessness - Homelessness is a major problem facing many cities. Some people are homeless because of unfortunate situations, and others are homeless by choice. Homelessness has been around since 1640. The cost of housing is on the rise and many become homeless because they that are not making enough money to afford the cost of housing. The cost of health care and insurance has risen dramatically over the past years. For families living low or middle incomes that can be devastating. Families or individuals that lack health insurance, a sudden illness, chronic disease or accident can be financially devastating....   [tags: Poverty, Societal Issues]
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Homelessness in the United States - ... One item to note, not all homeless families are unemployed; many work odd jobs and some have steady jobs but are paid an income that is insufficient to meet their basic needs (Powell, 2012). Another stressor that affects families is domestic abuse and environmental violence. Many children who live in poverty, particularly those who are homeless, witness acts of violence in their environment that directly and indirectly affect their life. “The fears and worries of homeless children are real and persistent....   [tags: Poverty, Young Children, Families, Effects]
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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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Homelessness in Kansas City, MO - “Homelessness is a symptom of systemic poverty” (www.kansascity.com). Since 2012, the homeless rate has risen more than 7% in Kansas City, MO alone. According to a 2012 count survey by the homeless coalition services, roughly 2,434 unduplicated individuals were homeless in Kansas City. Of those 70% were sheltered and 30% were on the streets. Since reported on any given night here in the metro more than 3,000 adults and 7,500 kids are homeless in our area. We are not sure why the rate has risen so much over the years....   [tags: systemic poverty, domestic violence, poor]
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Homelessness in The United States - ... The people who stay in homeless shelters vary throughout seasons as more people try to stay warm when it gets cold. (www.coalitionforthehomeless.org) They took homeless shelters a step further and came up with emergency shelters. Emergency shelters are a place for people to live temporarily when they cannot live in their previous residence, similar to homeless shelters. The difference that both have is that emergency shelters specialize in people trying to escape certain situations like domestic violence, victims of sex abuse or natural or manmade disasters....   [tags: emergency shelters, food banks, soup kitchens]
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Is Homelessness a Big Deal? - When people see a homeless person they probably try to walk the other way to avoid being asked for money. Many people don't think about the homeless; they just think about how to avoid them. People think "that doesn't affect me," but it does. Homelessness affects more than just the people suffering from it. Not many people know how much money they are actually giving to homeless shelters. Helping the homeless is a big deal and should be dealt with, but not with the way the government is handling it....   [tags: government system is ineffective]
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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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Homelessness and Mental Illness - Imagine a man on the streets, who society has forgotten. This man emits the smell of garbage; he has not bathed in months. This man sits quietly mumbling to himself. To the outer world he is just one of the many homeless, but little does society know that this man has a mental illness as well. Homelessness and mental illness are linked. These two happenings have similar beginnings. Homelessness is influenced by drug and alcohol disuse, being homeless at a young age, money problems, and trauma symptoms....   [tags: infantile misfortune, murder, rape]
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Homelessness and Childhood Development - This paper will attempt to explain from an developmental and ecological framework the myriad of issues and obstacles effecting the health and development of those who experience homelessness in youth. Homelessness at such an early and integral stage in one’s life presents lasting consequences and we must work to better understand, prevent and reverse the effects of homelessness on children.   Homelessness is a widespread issue that in recent years has only worsened with the downturn in the economy and a never-ending war....   [tags: learning disabilities, lower birth weight]
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Homelessness: A Global Issue - ... At the most basic economic level, poverty and unemployment are core factors that spearhead homelessness. This is because the destitute simply lack the capacity to obtain and maintain shelter. Beyond economic issues, political issues limit people from finding a stable place to live. As nations advance, the value of land accelerates. When this happens, people who have sufficient financial resources can purchase land in a favorable place. Most low- and middle-income people are then forced to the city’s periphery, where slums arise....   [tags: economic and political issues] 834 words
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Homelessness: A Community Problem - The idea of homelessness is not an effortlessly characterized term. While the normal individual comprehends the essential thought of vagrancy, analysts in the sociological field have connected conflicting definitions to the idea of homelessness, justifiably so as the thought includes a measurement more exhaustive than a peculiar meaning of a single person without living arrangement. Homelessness embodies a continuum running from the nonappearance of a changeless safe house to poor living courses of action and lodging conditions....   [tags: social issues, vagrancy]
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Homelessness: A National Epidemic - In our nation today, we the citizens of the United States of America have been pummeled with rising economic and social problems. Homelessness is one of the major issues that derived centuries ago, and is still in effect today. Being homeless simply means lacking a permanent, stable, and a secure place to lay your head at night. The article,” The Future of homelessness”, mainly discusses how homelessness has been around for many decades, and seems as if it will be around for many more. The author states that “homelessness is no longer considered as an emergency” (29)....   [tags: Poverty ] 1308 words
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Homelessness in Public Schools - In the United States nationwide public schools are faced with dilemmas. The choices schools make has to be effective, serve the students, and have the best outcome. Well known problems such as bullying, special educational needs, budget cuts, new standards, and job cuts. Some of the problems are well known to the public while other problems are left in the background. According to the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) reported that the U.S. Department of Education collected data stating “during the 2008-2009 school year that 954,914 homeless children and youth were enrolled in public schools.” This problem affects the child socially, mentally,...   [tags: Education]
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Ending Homelessness in America - ... Those people who believe it is a choice often refuse to help the homeless. On various occasions i have heard people say that they refuse to give money to someone who is homeless. Their reasoning behind it is that they are afraid that the homeless person will use that money to buy drugs or alcohol. When we receive a paycheck from our boss' they don't ask what we are going to do with the money. Why should we worry about what the homeless do with the money. There are reasons as to why the homeless use the money for alcohol....   [tags: financial struggle, drugs] 647 words
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The Fight Against Homelessness - Have you ever been stuck. So stuck you have nowhere to go, no money, and nobody that is willing to help you. Well, thousands of people around the world are in the same shoes as you are. There are millions of people sleeping outside on the streets every single day and night, starving and sleeping in cold and awful conditions. Imagine sleeping in an alley or starting a fire in a trash can just to keep warm, but then getting taken to jail because you are disrupting the peace on the streets. Who to turn to when everybody has given up on you is going to be a hard decision....   [tags: Poverty, Assistance] 840 words
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Domestic Violence and Homelessness - ... People need to help the homeless families, the drug addicts, the alcoholics, and the mentally ill. They need to know that someone cares for them. Homeless teens are also a major problem; most homeless teens leave home because of abuse. Homeless teens are more likely to engage in sexual actives in exchange for things such as food, clothes, money, and etc. Some homeless teens become addict to drugs and other illegal substances. Decayed or missing teeth can hinder a teens self esteem. Poor oral health affects the health of the individual, but also hinders a teens attempt to improve his or her life circumstances....   [tags: cost of housing, choice] 955 words
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Homelessness and Open Shelters - ... All the homeless people are not gamblers and drunks. Society should now that. Citizens shouldn’t consider homeless people as vicious people. There are some really innocent gracious people suffering on streets. Natural disaster or other unlucky situations may happen to you, to me, and to everyone. US citizens mustn’t let government keep its shelters close for that unlucky people in winter. Government mustn’t risk veterans’ and other unlucky people’s life. Cold weather can cause hypothermia, frostbite dehydration and other serious diseases....   [tags: veterans, emergency winter shelters]
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Overcoming Homelessness: Liz's Story - Today in 2014, 22,712 youth are without a place to call home in New York City (“Basic”). Graduating high school often proves to be an extreme challenge for those without a permanent home, especially when they must prioritize their time towards getting their next meal instead of going to class. Many struggle to get a proper education, resulting in students dropping out. Picturing a homeless teenager not only attending high school, but graduating and making it to an Ivy League college seems highly unlikely....   [tags: dangerous situations, beating the system]
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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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Ending Homelessness - Homelessness is a growing epidemic across the country. This terrible misfortune has led to many unsuspecting people leading impoverished lifestyles, and facing the horrific and heart-wrenching tragedy of abandonment. The purpose of this essay is to not only persuade the readers to get involved in ending homelessness on local and national efforts, but to embrace new and creative ways of helping to end this rapidly growing problem, by taking action to end this catastrophic situation. Also, I will demonstrate the causes and effects of the homeless resorting to violence, by using comparison and contrast to examine the views and standpoints on helping the forgotten, so that we might end this cala...   [tags: Repeated essay.] 1867 words
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The Church On Homelessness - The Church on Homelessness The view of the church to the homeless is generous and envangelistic commitment. The church also shows a special love for the poor. The church just being there and its charitable help for the homeless shows what God would want the church to do for the homeless. The church is very conscious that the lack of decent housing threatens the poor. The church is grateful for the creation of organizations that help to make the right to housing possible for many homeless people....   [tags: essays research papers] 398 words
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The Problem of Homelessness of Young People in Australia - ... The inclusion of varying types of homelessness highlights the understanding of homelessness to be considered without a ‘home’, not just without a ‘roof’ (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011). According to the 2011 census, 105,237 people in Australia are homeless, with approximately 25% of them being young people aged 12 – 25 (Homelessness Australia 2012). However, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011) states that these figures are severely underestimated, as many homeless young people are not recorded as so in the census....   [tags: research, qualitative methods, shelter] 641 words
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Homelessness in Long Island, New York - The problem I am going to discuss is homelessness in Long Island. What is homelessness and who defines it. Homelessness is a person lacking adequate shelter or otherwise residing below the minimal standard of what is considered a safe dwelling. The federal definition of homeless is an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence (HUD, 2011). Homelessness is not just a problem in big cities like New York or Los Angeles, but rather it is a global epidemic affecting small towns and suburbs such as Long Island....   [tags: Social Issues]
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