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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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Homelessness In Canada - ... (McKay, E. (2009). Independent Living Accounts: Leaving Homelessness in the Past.). Many youth who have or are still living on the streets have faced sexual or physical abuse from an adult at some point in their lives and the data states that 61% of all youth face this (McKay, E, (2009). Seeing the Possibilities. The Need for a Mental health Focus Amongst Street-Involved Youth: Recognizing and Supporting Resilience. Toronto: Wellesley Institute.). Approximately 1,500 – 2,000 homeless youth make up the total amount of homeless people sleeping on the streets every night in Toronto; this number is considerably large and it continues to grow because the issue of youth homelessness or homelessness in general is not thought of as a priority by various levels of government and therefore isn’t receiving the necessary funding to help resolve the problem....   [tags: social issues, poverty, homelessness]
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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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Homelessness - ... In addition homeless alcohol dependent individuals have a higher prevalence of other psychiatric disorders and more impaired in their social and vocational functioning. Alcoholism and the behaviors coupled with it have a huge influence on physical health. Majority of studies conducted on homelessness and drugs focus on more alcoholism than any other substance. There have been many comprehensive reviews conducted that documented high rates of mental disorders that affect the homeless population (Somers, Rezansoff, Moniruzzaman, Palepu, & Patterson, M....   [tags: literature, group intervention, homeless, veteran]
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Homelessness - ... Though most homeless are often “single males, mentally ill or suffering from some form of substance abuse,” the homeless population also consists of “women with children, two-parent families, and employed people” presently (Rosenthal 597). Additionally, “atypical ‘slices’ of the whole” are overrepresented such as veterans, mentally ill, and Blacks and minorities. (Lee). Essentially, the prevailing public attitudes have been constructed by negative stereotypes which are detrimental to the survival of the homeless....   [tags: National Epidemic, Negative Stereotypes]
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Homelessness - ... Think of all the laws that are created, soliciting, pan handling, justifiable to prevent invasion by the homeless. Then the police have to be called, an appraisal, write the person a ticket, an appraisal, and get more laws suited to avoid this type of behaviors, an appraisal, which is hectic. Do you think that this individual has the financial means for a ticket, the correct answer is no because they would not be digging through the trash cans if they did. This creates another epidemic because thus the courts have to get involved when they can be focused on other crimes to support this homeless person who probably is already collecting state assistance in the first place....   [tags: social issue, society, community, homeless]
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Homelessness - ... After the death of the chief Republican sponsor Representative Stewart B. McKinney of Connecticut it was renamed the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (Hope, 2013). People and families are homeless for any number of reasons, although the primary one is economic (Center for Public Interest Research, nd). Without adequate education many people are not able to make a living wage, as the cost of living has increased each year while pay has not. These people are not able to find affordable housing....   [tags: Social Welfare, Problems, McKinney Act]
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Homelessness - ... For this reason, recreation is of social, as well as individual importance for our homeless. Religion gives the individual a framework for judging right from wrong, and for living a good life. By placing their emphasis on a supreme being, it gives the individuals a reason for living a good life, and a chance to seek the spiritual guidance that they might need, to get them through their many hardships. Revamping homeless shelters, and putting new rules into place, would be a great way to help the homeless get on their feet once and for all....   [tags: Poverty, America, Contrasts] 2273 words
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Homelessness - Homelessness Imagine all the events that occurred in your life today. You woke up from your warm bed, took a shower, got dressed, went to either school, work, or both. Then you came home, had dinner, and went to sleep. These are all basic needs, basic needs that many people in the United States today don't have. Most people would agree that a day like this is fairly ordinary. Shelter, clothes, food, education, and family are all things that we usually take for granted and things that every person deserves....   [tags: Papers Homeless Poor Poverty Essays]
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Homelessness - Homelessness in our society. The existence of homeless people in our society is still evident today. Everywhere you look around our cities, parks and streets it is likely that you will witness a homeless person struggling to survive. This is most certainly a social justice issue, every Australian deserves a secure and comfortable place to dwell, not left on the streets to perish. In society the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. People today are far to driven by work and money to see the problem of homelessness surrounding them....   [tags: essays research papers] 555 words
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Homelessness - Homelessness Homelessness as an issue in today's society is largely ignored. To many, the problem of homelessness is invisible or barely noticed. When these people do see the homeless it is found in the form of beggars who need to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” or mentally ill people who “just can't help themselves”. In either case the central point remains; the homeless must be people who are incapable or unwilling to help themselves. After all, wouldn't they stop being homeless if they just tried....   [tags: essays research papers] 966 words
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Homelessness - Homelessness Home has become such a scattered, damaged, various concept in our present travails. There is so much yearn for…How hard can we expect even a pair of magic shoes to work. They promise to take us home, but… will they permit us to redefine the blessed word. -Salman Rushdie (Hopper&Baumohl p.3). Homeless people all around the world, stopped believing in ruby slippers a long time ago, because they know that fairy tales will not get them out of their predicament. They must struggle on their own, with the puny help of the government and the efforts of good-hearted people....   [tags: Papers] 1459 words
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Homelessness - Homelessness As a Product Of Society Or as The Fault Of The Individual Homelessness in the UK had reached astronomical figures. Something has to be done to aid the situation before it spirals out of control. But who is to blame for the situation. Some may say the kids themselves. Believe it or not, one side of this debate blames the young people who live through the hell of street life every day. Suggesting that it is their fault for falling out with their families. They stereotype every homeless person as a drug dealer who has run away from home....   [tags: Persuasive, Social Issues] 324 words
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Homelessness - Homelessness is a serious problem in our society. Every night in our nation thousands of people are on the streets. This type of behavior is considered deviant because it does not reflect the norms and values of our society. In many cases the homeless people in our country are treated as total outcasts. Many of these people have severe mental disorders. Some are victims of an economy that has failed them. One may ask how such harsh situations exist in such an advanced society. With all the money and programs created to help people it seems ridiculous that this behavior exists....   [tags: Homeless families, social reform, outreach]
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Homelessness - Homelessness Recently on a Saturday morning while ignoring my traditional routine, I opted to make a run to my local Albertson's bakery to acquire some donuts for a nutritional family breakfast. In doing so, I swung my car into its usual parking spot as if on auto drive. I opened my door on this unusually brisk morning to witness something that shook my comfy cozy surroundings. A mother and father were standing against a jalopy of a car the color of an Olympic gold metal gone unpolished for aeons....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 981 words
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Homelessness - Homelessness After studying the topic 'Homelessness' I have discovered that being homeless does not just mean you do not have a house to live in, it could mean that someone does not have a secure and well established home. Maybe that someone doesn't feel like they have a loving family and would be better off else. Before studying this topic I also did not realize some of the many reasons why people live on the streets....   [tags: Poverty Homeless Papers] 1882 words
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The Causes of Homelessness - ... When reviewing the common reasons listed above, it is also important to think of the larger picture. A few of the reasons revolve around financial struggles. While it can happen that a person may be late due to financial difficulties of their own doing, often it is due to circumstances outside of their control. For instance, a couple who is married divorces and what was once a two income home is left with one income to try to accommodate for all bills and expenses. Another common cause of financial difficulties is loss of employment and having no savings in place....   [tags: Social System, Financial Requirements]
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Homelessness in America - ... Wall Street salaries grew nearly 112 percent from 1990 to 2007. At the same time, as the Wall Street salaries exploded, minimum wage decreased 8.6 percent (Ratner 3-4). The job market also drastically deteriorated. Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood saw drastic drop in the unemployment rate, the highest it reached was 19.2 percent (Ratner 5). This easily shows why there was an increase at the food pantries. While the working poor were making as much money as they could, the government had to put in billions to keep programs running for the growing poor and homeless....   [tags: housing, homeless program]
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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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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 - ... Some including factors that contribute to homelessness are; low-paying job, unemployment, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, insufficient education, physical and mental illness, catastrophic illness, and disasters. “Homelessness results from a complex set of circumstances that require people to choose between food, shelter, and other basic needs. Only a concerted effort to ensure jobs that pay a living wage, adequate support for those who cannot work, affordable housing, and access to health care will bring an end to homelessness” (NCH)....   [tags: Disabilities, Compassion]
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Homelessness in Gainesville - ... In order for the homeless to completely get back up on their feet they will need a job to support themselves. “The NCH [National Coalition for the Homeless] lists the following barriers to employment for homeless people: Lack of education, Lack of competitive work skills, [and] Lack of transportation.” (Characteristics of the Homeless). The majority of homeless people have less than a high school level education or G.E.D. completion (Characteristics of the Homeless). People who lack in education are more likely to lack in the skills needed in a 21st century work environment....   [tags: Homeless Shelters, Temporary Homes, Solutions]
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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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Veteran Homelessness - ... Many active soldiers are afraid that their TBI will be mislabeled as a personality disorder resulting in a bad discharge (Vlahos). Since the TBI of many soldiers is misdiagnosed or untreated many soldiers end up on the streets without any form of compensation. This mishandling of the veteran’s TBI negatively affects how they interact with other people and can damage their capabilities of getting a job after they leave the military. This paired with the long waiting list for compensation from the Department of Veteran Affairs leaves many veterans wandering the streets homeless....   [tags: military, revolutionary war]
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Homelessness in America - ... There are many different types of mental illnesses. For example, the most protrude type, schizophrenia; it is a very serious type of mental illness. Some say it is where one has two different personalities; while others say it is when you see things like hallucinations as if you had a devil and an angel on their shoulders. The definition of schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to tell the difference between what is real and not real, think clearly, have normal emotional responses, and act normally in social situations....   [tags: drugs, alcohol, mental illness]
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Ending Homelessness - ... Recreation is something that not only gives us pleasure, but also helps to renew or recreate the mind and body. If a civilian or homeless person spends his time wisely, he can greatly enrich his life. Many people believe that the homeless are ignorant, unintelligent human beings who have no place in our community, when actually, some have more common sense, and book sense than the people who are sitting in judgement. His recreation can help him to discover new talents, and to improve himself both physically and mentally....   [tags: Repeated essay.] 1867 words
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Community Analysis for Homeless Families - Running head: COMMUNITY ANALYSIS FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES Community Analysis for Homeless Families Listening to the evening news, as job losses and home forecloses are discussed it takes little imagination to figure out many families are in trouble. The National Coalition for the Homeless estimate that on any given night in the United States of America, there are seven hundred thousand people on the streets and without shelter (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2010)....   [tags: Homelessness]
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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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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 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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Homelessness in America - Homelessness in America Homelessness is not something that was created over night; it has existed for a long time; often we choose not to see the homeless, or bother with them, so we look the other way.    Homelessness is not prejudice toward race, creed, or religion--it has no boundaries; all homeless people should not be stereotyped as being drug abusers or the mentally ill that have been released from mental hospitals. Homelessness is not a disease that a person can catch from bodily contact, but it certainly has afflicted many Americans.  We need to find the cause of homelessness before we can find a solution....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 611 words
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Solutions To Homelessness - Solutions for Homelessness This great nation of awesome power and abundant resources is losing the battle against homelessness. The casualties can be seen on the street corners of every city in American holding an ?I will work for food. sign. Homeless shelters and rescue missions are at full capacity. There is no room at the inn for the nation?s indigent. Anyone who has studied this issue understands that homelessness is a complex problem. Communities continue to struggle with this socio-economic problem while attempting to understand its causes and implement solutions....   [tags: Poverty Poor Homeless Essays]
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Rural Homelessness - Rural Homelessness As the Joad family lost its farm and hit the road in Steinbeck's classic, The Grapes of Wrath, so to did America lose its ability to plead ignorance to the problem of rural homelessness. Yet, as the troubles of the Great Depression, and two million homeless Americans, were eclipsed by a world at war, the issue of homelessness was once again placed on the back burner, and then taken off of the stove altogether (Davis 275). Although this problem has seldom been discussed in the sixty years since, rural homelessness is again on the rise and threatens to become the major problem facing rural America (Rural Homelessness)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Understanding Homelessness - An old man was curled up, sleeping on a grate on the side walk. Hisclothes were layered and dirty. His face looked weathered and was covered with dirt. He used a piece of cardboard for a blanket. Lying beside him was a plastic grocery bag which contained his belongings. I will never forget this sight. This was the first homeless person I had ever seen. I felt scared and helpless at the same time. I had never been in his world and he was probably dreaming about being in mine. I left Washington D.C....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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Homelessness and Children - Around the world millions of children are found homeless, sleeping in the streets, under bridges, or on deserted properties. Their days are spent hustling by prostitution or petty crimes. They prey on each other as well as people passing by that they manage to steal from. Yet still this is home to these children, where they are deprived of the most basic human needs, housing, food, and clothing. Since they have no family or relatives and no hope for the future, they have been tagged “Nobody’s Children” or “Throw away Kids”, living each day as if it were the last, causing them to become outlaws, which as a result is a threat to the security of the community we live in....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 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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Homelessness - Speech - Homelessness - Speech Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to begin by telling you a little story. Everyday, on my way to work, I come across this smart and neat young man selling the Big Issue. I never pay much attention to him and in fact would rather he wasn’t there at all making me think about all those people in the UK who, like him, are homeless. How many of you have ever felt that same way. Most of us try to ignore these people living in the streets who are forced to beg for money as if that solved the problem and made them disappear....   [tags: Papers] 620 words
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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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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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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: The Result of System Failure - 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: poverty essay]
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Homelessness and Mental Illness - ... Mental illness and homelessness are caused by horrible occasions such as traumatic occurrences, childhood difficulties, and substance abuses. Consequently homelessness and mental illness have many effects to the human body and others around them. “We found conduct disorder, major depression, psychosis, mania, hypomania, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, PTSD, and attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder to be particularly prevalent, indicating types…” (Hodgson et al. e1). Being homeless may be an effect of a mental illness and not being able to cope with said illness....   [tags: infantile misfortune, murder, rape]
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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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Homelessness: A Community Problem - ... Innovation has made it challenging for those without a higher instruction to addition business. With higher innovation have come higher paying employments, which head off just to the taught. The rate of separation has influenced the work market. The rate of single guardian family units has soared. More ladies require livelihood today than in the 1970's and 1980's. The expanded expense of childcare frequently forestalls low salary moms from working outside of the home. The situation of the poverty stricken people is naturally a cruel actuality as numerous homeless persons need to fight with horrifying living conditions, pitiable hygiene, unsanitary nourishment, and insufficient sustenance (Meanwell, 2012)....   [tags: social issues, vagrancy]
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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% were single women and 48% were single men (2003)....   [tags: Poverty ]
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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: 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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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, and most importantly academically....   [tags: Education]
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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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Homelessness in New York - Homelessness in New York Defining where the homeless stand in our society scale is one of hardest aspects in conducting a study of the population and understanding the definitions used in research is one of the most challenging tasks for people who want to use its results. Most would agree that people in Shelters or literally living on the street are homeless, but there is less agreement regarding people in the following circumstances: Youth on their own, with no permanent residence or even an usual place to sleep; children who have been separated from their homeless parents and are in foster care or are living with relatives; People living in stable but physically inadequate housing (having no plumbing, no heating, or major structural damage, for example) Which of these people should be consider homeless....   [tags: Papers] 1887 words
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Homelessness in the United States - Homelessness in the United States During the 1980’s the number of "homeless" people, those without a house in which to reside, increased at an alarming rate. Many analysts have given much time and thought as to the reasons that this phenomenon occurred. They cite economic instability and government policies with facts and figures to support their work. Beyond the research and cold statistics that explain this event, are the victims, and those that worked to help relieve their hardship. An interview with Philip Guerrieri gives us insight into the personal lives of these individuals whom he calls "houseless," and the realities of staying alive, both physically and spiritually, on the streets....   [tags: Poverty Homeless Papers]
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Homelessness and Starving Street People - Homelessness and Starving Street People Do you ever find that there’s nothing to eat at your house. You’re not alone, but at least you’re lucky you’ll eventually get something in your refrigerator. There are many people that don’t eat for months because they live on the street. People are starving as we speak. We use the term “starving” loosely, but do we actually know what it’s like to starve. We have approximately 35 million poverty-stricken people in America. How many does that make in the world....   [tags: Papers] 788 words
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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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Domestic Violence: A Cause of Homelessness in Women - "As soon as we moved into this house, you think you can have your way. You are my wife and I tell you what you can do and what you can't do." This kind of statement is typical of what a battered woman knows to be the only truth in her household. Domestic violence is greatly on the rise and is one of the leading causes of homelessness among women in today's society. Rather than approach domestic violence as a direct cause of homelessness, one might hope to understand how such violence could help create the circumstances that might make a woman more susceptible to homelessness....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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The Proposed Action Plan - ... Due to lack of funding, the gap between affordable rent and what they receive from social assistance benefits gets bigger. Loss of these benefits has also been found to be a prerequisite to homelessness. The Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives found in their research that “low-income people in need of affordable rental housing are left out by the private, for-profit housing industry because meeting their needs is not profitable.” This statement affirms that finding affordable shelter when a person has a low income, or a single person working for minimum wage, is harder because of inadequate incomes and inability to afford housing.Canada’s economic recession in 2008-09 left many people either unemployed or suffer hour cut backs....   [tags: homelessness, canada, society]
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Analyzing Two Pieces of Work About Homelessness - Analyzing Two Pieces of Work About Homelessness I am writing an assignment which is on media. The two sources I have been given to analyse is a leaflet from ' The Salvation Army' and a newspaper article from ' The Guardian.' Both are based on the subject of homelessness. The problem of homelessness is a very unsettled issue. It is evident in many countries but in the UK it is concentrated in London. The two items are different, as one is an article from a broad sheet newspaper whereas item 2 is a leaflet asking for donation for a charity which helps the homeless....   [tags: Papers] 1699 words
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