Search Results Homelessness

Free Essays Unrated Essays Better Essays Stronger Essays Powerful Essays Term Papers Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "Homelessness". To narrow your search results, please add more search terms to your query.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [Next >>]

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.
Title Length Color Rating  
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
(2.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The rise in youth homelessness in Canada - ... Street youth can often be characterized by having dealt with a certain degree of instability and conflict, particularly at home. Many of these youth have been raised in foster homes and other environments lacking the social, and often economic stability, necessary for seamless transitions into society and the workforce. Over 15% of homeless youth reported their families as having suffered from homelessness at some point. Physical and sexual abuse is often extremely prevalent among street youth....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness] 1312 words
(3.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Homelessness - ... The Economics of Homelessness Type of Housing Cost per Month Correctional Facility: Adult $3,720 Correctional Facility: Young Offender $7,917 General Hospitalization $4,500 Psychiatric Facility $10,800 Shelter/Hostel $30 to $70 per day Homeless (health, police, support costs) $4,583 Compare these figures to the monthly cost of providing a new non-profit unit - $1,080 according to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Even the monthly carrying costs of a new condo unit are less than the cost of keeping someone homeless....   [tags: Social Issues]
:: 4 Works Cited
2623 words
(7.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness - How to improve Homelessness Introduction Homelessness is not new to our nation, and it has greatly increased over the past ten years. (Baum, 1-4) For growing numbers of people, work provides little, if any, protection against homelessness. Low national un-employment levels do not mean that all working people are well-off. (Baum, 21-24) What is homelessness. According to the definition stated by Stewart B. McKinney, for purposes of the 1987 McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, “a homeless person (homelessness) is one who lacks a fixed permanent nighttime residence, or whose nighttime residence is a temporary shelter, welfare hotel, or any public or private place not designed as sleeping accommodations for human beings.” (Baum, 8) A rather deceptive definition when one considers the fact that homelessness is not a natural state, but one created and maintained by political agendas....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 2 Sources Cited
2395 words
(6.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 5 Works Cited
1849 words
(5.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(1.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(4.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(0.9 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Homelessness - Homelessness Many people become homeless because of family problems, where it is unable for them to stay or they can’t get help, so they move to the street life, hoping for better. In 2004 there is a lot more help available because people are becoming more aware of the homeless, there are more schemes that the homeless can run they can sell the ‘issue’ or get in a hostel, there is also support for young children and families. Children make up at least 20% of the homeless population....   [tags: Papers] 383 words
(1.1 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Homelessness - Homelessness is a serious problem in our society. Every night in our nation thousands of people are on the streets. This type of behavior is considered deviant because it does not reflect the norms and values of our society. In many cases the homeless people in our country are treated as total outcasts. Many of these people have severe mental disorders. Some are victims of an economy that has failed them. One may ask how such harsh situations exist in such an advanced society. With all the money and programs created to help people it seems ridiculous that this behavior exists....   [tags: Homeless children, Homeless families]
:: 4 Works Cited
1584 words
(4.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(2.8 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(5.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 2 Works Cited
2367 words
(6.8 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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]
:: 6 Works Cited
1916 words
(5.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
What is Homelessness? - Before going into the main subject this essay will be looking at various aspects of homelessness which includes the background history, the major causes of homelessness, sections of our community that are likely to become homeless and social construction of homelessness. Furthermore, I will also be looking at government policies, act of parliament as well as debates from different commentators on homelessness. From my understanding there are people who make it a point to blame those who are homeless however, not all homeless people choose or wanted to be homeless....   [tags: Homeless, definition, argumentative, persuasive]
:: 5 Works Cited
2277 words
(6.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness in Canada - ... If less people carried the NIMBY attitude, and more people felt the need to help the homeless, then change would finally happen. When a community comes together and agrees on a common goal, chances are they will reach that goal because everyone has the passion to obtain it. There is power in numbers, and the more people who agree on change, the more likely it will happen. This works the same way if everyone in the community carries the NIMBY attitude; no one wants the homeless in the neighborhood, so the chances of a homeless shelter, or a food bank, being placed in that neighborhood is very low....   [tags: Social Work ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1208 words
(3.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness in America - ... According to a personal interview dated 11/22/2010 with Linore Lounsbury, director of the Genesis House homeless shelter in Olean, more people than ever are experiencing homelessness for the first time, people who are normal, hard-working people who have experience a devastating job loss or health problem that wouldn’t have led to homelessness before the economy started to slip. The United States Code Title 42, Chapter 199, officially defines homelessness as ”…an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence; and individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is – A....   [tags: Poverty ]
:: 9 Works Cited
2035 words
(5.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Homelessness and Schizophrenia - ... A patient, who is now learning of their illness, reacts irrationally and with anger and then instead of trying to understand the illness they just shut out those closest to them. Schizophrenia is a serious disorder of the mind and brain but it is also highly treatable. There is a constant flow of improvement on the medications for this illness. In addition to that, there are many new and improving psycho-social treatments and cognitive therapies for schizophrenia that are being tested and approved for use....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
:: 7 Works Cited
1989 words
(5.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(9.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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]
:: 7 Sources Cited
1837 words
(5.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 5 Works Cited
855 words
(2.4 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(1.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
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
(1.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
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
(1.8 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Urban Homelessness in Canada - Urban Homelessness in Canada Definition of Homelessness Homelessness can simply be defined as the lack of house or shelter. Hulchanski (n.d.) believes that homelessness is “a great unresolved political and social problem of our time.” He defines homelessness as: The absence of a place to live (a house or apartment or room - the physical structure) - which includes the absence of belonging to a place and the people living there (a home, in the social/psychological sense). [It refers to] situations in which people lack regular and customary access to adequate and appropriate conventional housing (the physical structures that are designed and intended to be permanent residential accommodation)....   [tags: Urban Homeless]
:: 6 Works Cited
2351 words
(6.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The social issue of homelessness in NC - ... Finally there is long term homelessness that applies to those individuals who have problems with substance abuse, people who choose to remain homeless because they have become accustomed to that lifestyle, and those individuals with mental health issues. Effects of Homelessness (Bodine, n.d). It is long term homelessness that tends to have a more negative impact on communities. As of January 1, 2011 a survey by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services found that 12,371 people identified as homeless individuals of which over 25 percent fell into the third type of homelessness (NC Department of Health and Human Services) and there are three major categories that drive this negative impact....   [tags: American Society]
:: 3 Works Cited
1222 words
(3.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(1.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Homelessness: The Result of System Failure - ... However there are three that are the most accepted and commonly used: Structural Functionalism, Symbolic Interactionism, and Conflict theory. Structural functionalism theory explores society as a whole, and views it as nothing more than a functional machine. Talcott Parsons, an influential sociology professor, had a large impact on functionalism, for him the theory was a grand theory, meaning it blanketed all. Each person and/or institution has a place to serve a function for the greater good of society....   [tags: poverty essay]
:: 9 Works Cited
2396 words
(6.8 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Impact of Homelessness on Child Education - ... When homeless children drop out of high school, they make the decision not to attain a diploma. D'Andrea (2010) reported that persons without a diploma had an unemployment rate of 11.31% as of 2007 in Tennessee. It is estimated that each Tennessee dropout costs nearly $3,000 per individual annually in lost tax revenue, Medicaid services, and incarceration services. This equates to about $2 billion annually when including 750,000 high school dropouts within the state (D'Andrea, 2010). The National Institute of Literacy (2009) reported that $60 billion in productivity is lost due to employees not having basic skills....   [tags: Education, Sociology]
:: 21 Works Cited
972 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Effects of Homelessness on Children - ... “They include disease and illness, maternal stress, lack of sanitation, lack of refrigeration, and lack of sterilization of formula” (4-5). Also emotional scars are made on these children with the lack of pivotal maternal-child bonding occurring due to the housing situation they are placed in (5). Mental disorders can very easily form and remain with the child for his or her lifetime. These disorders are due to lack of health care and the data that shows that “one-third of homeless infants are lacking essential immunizations.” Detection of these disorders however is very difficult and may be encountered too late (5)....   [tags: Child Development ]
:: 8 Works Cited
2106 words
(6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A SOLUTION TO HOMELESSNESS IN CANADA - ... It is necessary to set a basic level of economic safety and general well being for every citizen (Cassola, 2006). SOLUTIONS Canada must strengthen the safety net, intended to provide protection to the vulnerable, to aid those with the greatest needs (Muckle et al., 2006; Bradford, 2009). Sheltering homeless individuals has been a part of Canada’s strategy to end homelessness. According to the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System, there are 1,128 emergency shelters with over 25,000 beds in Canada (Echenberg et al., 2005)....   [tags: Poverty ]
:: 16 Works Cited
1323 words
(3.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness in "The Glass Castle" - ... All that the Walls’ can afford is shack in a remote forest. Also, sexual abuse is often a cause of homelessness. Research has shown that “Each year thousands of children run away from home to escape physical or sexual abuse or neglect…” (The relationship between childhood sexual abuse and sexual health practices of homeless adolescents/Adolescense.). It is implied in The Glass Castle that the reason Rex ran away from home was due to sexual abuse. In her book, Walls wrote, “It was gross and creepy to think about, but it would explain a lot....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 9 Works Cited
1263 words
(3.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Post 1900 American Homelessness - ... Robert Mead, Charles H. Cooley, Herbert Blumer, and Ervin Goffman all influenced the development of symbolic interactionism at varying degrees. Charles H. Cooley coined the term “looking glass-self” (Ritzer, 2008). These intellectuals focused their attention on the movement between meaning and understanding. The theory provides a platform to understand meaning. The theory is creative in that it is about interaction of humans and the meanings those interactions give. Interactionism is more personal, unlike functionalism that looked at the big picture....   [tags: Social Issues]
:: 6 Works Cited
2039 words
(5.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
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]
:: 4 Works Cited
829 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness: A National Epidemic - ... These are the people who should try and play a role in contributing more to help whereas thatwhere it is needed. Even though it is not required but there is no harm in doing something good for others. A large number of homeless people did not intentionally put themselves in the position that eventually led into homelessness; some were evicted from their homes, or they were mentally and physically sick and unable to hold employment to provide for themselves. In tThe article, “Homeless Research, Services and Social Policy” described many causes of how people become homeless....   [tags: Poverty ] 1308 words
(3.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Homelessness in Public Schools - ... The National Center on Family Homelessness simply breaks down the foundation of this problem. “Citing the effects of the economic downturn, including foreclosure, job layoffs, rising food and fuel prices, and inadequate supplies of low cost housing” (Bowman et al.’s, p. 7). Students who are homeless their lives are impacted by many factors. “Harm to well being”– that makes up physical, emotional, social damage. “Growth at of risk factors” – including, unhealthy conditions, malnutrition, inadequate medical care, and lack of parental support (Murphy....   [tags: Education]
:: 5 Works Cited
942 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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 ]
:: 3 Works Cited
1455 words
(4.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Making It Possible to End Homelessness - ... Therefore, many agencies, including MIPH, are not properly reporting data and assessing local needs appropriately as they should. In addition, HPRP is only paid when clients are assisted, but a lot of time was spent assessing clients only to determine that they were not eligible for assistance because they earned too much or their homes were above fair market value. Lack of staff, lack of HMIS access, lack of pre-screening efforts all indicate that the HPRP program is not servicing enough clients, which means they are not using enough funding as the program intended....   [tags: Urban Development ]
:: 6 Works Cited
962 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness in Long Island, New York - ... Social welfare, based on individualistic ideas of deserving and undeserving poor, has improved society but not eliminated persistent poverty or homelessness. In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed a Housing Commission to investigate homelessness. In 1932, many people became homeless because of the Great Depression, which led to the National Industrial Recovery Act that allowed the Public Works Administration to help slums and public problems. In 1965, Congress formed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to allow low-income people to acquire affordable housing that was formed by the Housing and Urban development Act in 1968....   [tags: Social Issues]
:: 7 Works Cited
2323 words
(6.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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
(5.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homes for the Homeless - ... All of the listed reasons for homelessness are associated with the DOH. Determinants of Health Labonte (2003) reports that income and social status are the most important DOH (as cited in Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). An increased income allows individuals to attain an af-fordable home (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). However, with a growing poverty rate and short-age of affordable housing many individuals and families are left homeless and predisposed to poor health (Fingfeld-Connet, 2010). Likewise, low education levels can lead to low-income jobs, which limit access to affordable homes (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008)....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness] 1451 words
(4.1 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Healthcare Concerns for the Homeless - ... People who are mentally disabled have a hard time comprehending their environment, therefore they have a hard time working efficiently and caring for themselves. It is a similar issue for those who are physically disabled. The physically disabled may be able to comprehend their environment and have a fully functioning mind, but they can’t efficiently take care of themselves or provide efficient work therefore both the physically and mentally disabled may also end up homeless. Different health problems can be due to poor living conditions such as malnourishment or a lack of shelter....   [tags: Homelessness, Healthcare]
:: 16 Works Cited
1993 words
(5.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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]
:: 1 Works Cited :: 1 Sources Cited
1510 words
(4.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(2.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Causes and Effects of Homelessness - Homelessness is a problem virtually every society suffers from. There are many things that cause people to become homeless, such as unemployment, relationship problems, and being evicted from ones domicile either by a landlord, friend or even a family member. However, with every cause there must be an effect. Some of the effects of one becoming homeless, besides the obvious change of lifestyle, are various health problems which often times may lead to death. Many people find themselves in a predicament when they are living with a partner and the two decide to go their separate ways....   [tags: homeless poverty] 813 words
(2.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Misconceptions About Homelessness - Misconceptions About Homelessness ?Over the past year, over two million men, women, and children were homeless. in America. (NLCHP) Homeless people face an intense struggle just to stay alive despite the fact that society turns its head from the problem. The government makes laws that discriminate against homeless people, which make it, illegal for them to survive. The mistreatment of homeless people is an issue that is often ignored in our community. When you see a homeless person on the streets how do you react....   [tags: homeless poverty Essays Papers]
:: 8 Sources Cited
1778 words
(5.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness is a Decision not a Condition - Homelessness is a Decision not a Condition Homeless people are not always the victims that the media have portrayed them to be. The alarming fact is that many of the homeless are there by choice. Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to portray all homeless people as lazy people who dont want to take care of themselves. This couldn't be further from the truth. In my experience with the homeless they are usually either in bad health, addicted to drugs, mentally ill or a combination of any of these....   [tags: Papers Beggars Street People Essays ] 912 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
homelessness - All over America, there are people wandering the streets without a home. These individuals are seen as a crowd, a separate collective existence. They are called the homeless, as if that defines who they are, but we too often neglect to add the unspoken word in that title: people. It seems today that the more fortunate citizens of America who have a roof over their heads have forgotten their innate responsibility to watch over those in this world whom are incapable of caring for themselves. Tragically, “thirty to fifty percent of the homeless have severe mental illnesses” (Torrey 1)....   [tags: essays research papers] 500 words
(1.4 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Homelessness in Canada Viewed Through a Sociological and Economic Lens - ... In the 1980’s homelessness started to be viewed differently as compared to before. People in the 1980’s started to realize that homelessness definitely referred to poverty, which meant living without a place of residence. They also started to realize in the 1980’s that even poor quality homes were not affordable to the homeless. Twenty-five years ago the United Nations confirmed it was International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. This 1987 event lead Canada to have many conferences on homelessness rather it is local, regional or national....   [tags: Social Issues]
:: 7 Works Cited
1215 words
(3.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Mental Illness, Homelessness, and Public Administration: Recommendations - ... 400), who arranged financial and personal services for their wards; “client advocates” (p. 400), who “pay attention to wards’ needs” (p. 400) and find providers to take care of them; and “relationship architects” (p. 400), who take care of “legal, medical, social services” (p. 400) issues for their wards (Teaster, 2003). Another issue that the severely mentally ill encounter is difficulty in obtaining services and housing. The bureaucracy with public housing makes it difficult with someone with severe mental illness to complete the process needed to obtain services....   [tags: Mental Illness ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1138 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
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 particularly make a woman more susceptible to homelessness....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
967 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness and Its Relevance in Stone Cold - Homelessness and Its Relevance in Stone Cold The plot of "Stone Cold" shows how the homeless live. The popular opinion of the homeless people is they are animals and it's as if they don't exist. Many look at them as non-human. Their long hair and scruffy clothes creates this impression some people are afraid of homeless people because they think they will catch some kind of disease. The homeless people are Link and Ginger in the novel. The story is about two things dossers and murder, which in this story are both linked but they are two sides of the story....   [tags: Papers] 414 words
(1.2 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
The Big Issue in the North - ... Consequently, in London 1991 the Big Issue was founded. However, due to increasing numbers of homeless people in other cities the Big Issue split into regions. In December 1991 the BIIN was establish by Anne McNamara and Ruth Turner in Manchester. Sales from the magazines were phenomenal. As a result, in 1993 the BIIN became independent from London. In 1994 the Liverpool office was launched and a year later in Leeds (Clifton, 2010). In 2002 Turner and McNamara sold the Magazine for one pound to Fay Selvan who incorporated the BIIN into the Big Life Company which aims to be creative, thoughtful, honest, courageous, value difference and inspire (The Big Life Group, 2010)....   [tags: Social Issues, Homelessness, Crime] 1739 words
(5 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Alone Without a Home: Homeless and Runaway Youth - ... On the streets youth may adopt deviant behavior, although it has been proven that youth who run away already demonstrate high rates of delinquent and problem behaviors to include substance abuse and criminal activity (Pergamit & Ernst, 2010). Youth are more likely to become involved in criminal activity or get involved with gangs the longer they stay away from home. Despite the criminal involvement and sexual exploitation homeless runaways can also experience health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases (STD), HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, and hepatitis....   [tags: Societal Issues Homelessness]
:: 9 Works Cited
1618 words
(4.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homeless Problem: Stop the Insanity - Stop the Insanity “No vision haunts America’s conscience more then the sight of the street people….The irrationality and anguish that grip so many of these individuals leap out during any encounter, whether in Washington or Albuquerque.” - US Senator Pete Domenici, 1972-2009 People who live at poverty level and have mental disorders are more likely to become homeless. Unfortunately, police and emergency personnel are not always trained to evaluate mental illness. Hospitals do not treat homeless people for underlying conditions such as mental illness....   [tags: Homeless Shelter, Homelessness]
:: 6 Works Cited
1494 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Using Effective Measures to Combat the Occurrence of Homelessness in the City - Using Effective Measures to Combat the Occurrence of Homelessness in the City The Urban Institute, a policy research organization, estimates that each year over two million people will experience homelessness in the United States. On any given night, approximately 750,000 individuals will be forced to sleep on the streets, in shelters, at campsites, and in cars ("Homelessness"). While the occurrence of homelessness in Tempe seems less severe when compared to the national statistics, it remains a significant problem for the city....   [tags: Papers] 988 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Persuasive Speech: We Must Fight Homelessness -      Specific Purpose:           To persuade my audience to help fight homelessness            Central Idea:           With more help for the homeless we can make America better for everyone      Attention      I. Imagine for a moment that you're not in this classroom. A. Instead your outside, but you not walking to class or your dorm, your living there.           B. Imagine for a moment that you yourself are homeless.                1. You have no shelter                2. When it rains your wet                3....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech ]
:: 3 Sources Cited
981 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
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
(4.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Street Children of Latin America - An eight or nine year old boy with dirt in his face, wearing ripped jeans, shoes and a dirty shirt doing his best to stop one of a thousand cars in order for him to wash the windshields of a car for a miserable wage. This young man was struggling to carry a large container with soap and water and a small red rug which he held with his small, left hand. His facial expression revealed fear, doubt and resignation. The inside of me wanted to cry and at the same time, I wanted to take him with me and give him a warm cup of milk....   [tags: Homelessness]
:: 3 Works Cited
984 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Relationship Between Homelessness in Australia and Rising Cases of Health Issues - The research will adopt a qualitative approach in an attempt to connect the relationship between homelessness in Australia and rising cases of health issues. In this research, an attempt will be made to assess the special needs of homeless people in order to recommend the best ways of providing health care for them. A qualitative research is justified in this attempt since the researcher will only access a few respondents but will have enough time to do an in depth interview with some of them (Morse, 1994, p 26)....   [tags: Health Care ]
:: 3 Works Cited
868 words
(2.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
A Speech Directed to Politicians About The Problem of Homelessness - A Speech Directed to Politicians About The Problem of Homelessness Today, we are faced with an increasing problem in society – homelessness. When we walk down the street, we find many people sleeping rough, living a life with drugs and alcohol as their only comfort. We are all united in tackling this dilemma that forces local authorities in Britain to take responsibility for housing 110,790 homeless households and in London, 28,610. I alone cannot do it, which is why I need your help to set up bed and breakfasts, detox centres, charities and some solace for these people....   [tags: Papers] 513 words
(1.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
How Many People are Homeless? - How Many People are Homeless. Many people call the National Coalition for the Homeless to find out how many people are homeless in the United States. There is no easy answer to this question, and in fact, the question itself is misleading. In most cases, homelessness is a temporary circumstance -- not a permanent condition. A more appropriate measure of the magnitude of homelessness is therefore how many people experience homelessness, not how many people "are" homeless. Studies of homelessness are complicated by problems of definitions and methodology....   [tags: Sociology Poverty Homelessness Essays]
:: 13 Works Cited
1606 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Wanted: A Home - Wanted: A Home 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, that must have beentaken from a nearby dumpster for a blanket. Lying beside him was a plastic grocery bag which contained his belongings. I will never forget this sight. This is 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....   [tags: Expository Homelessness Papers]
:: 3 Works Cited :: 3 Sources Cited
2279 words
(6.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Stereotypes about Homelessness in America in Dumpster Diving by Lars Eighner - Stereotypes about Homelessness in America in Dumpster Diving by Lars Eighner Lars Eighner's short essay, "Dumpster Diving," reveals the stereotypes about homelessness in America. In order to confirm these known stereotypes about American culture, Eighner includes autobiographical accounts of the economically inferior class, as well as revealing his elitist rules that governs the life of a homeless person. According to Eighner, homeless people fall into the following categories, 'can scroungers', 'Dumpster divers', and 'scavengers.' (Eighner, 1993)....   [tags: Homeless Poverty Papers] 666 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Homelessness in in the Jane and Finch Area of Toronto - Many individuals would define leisure as time free from paid work, domestic responsibilities, and just about anything that one would not do as part of their daily routine. Time for leisure and time for work are both two separate spheres. The activities which people choose to do on their spare time benefit their own personal interests as well as their satisfactions. While some people may enjoy one activity, others pay not. Leisure is all about personal interests and what people constitute having a good time is all about....   [tags: Home Feeling: Struggle for a Community] 1968 words
(5.6 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Ignorance is Why Poverty is Ignored - Today's world is filled with both great tragedy and abundant joy. In a densely populated metropolis like New York City, on a quick walk down a street you encounter homeless people walking among the most prosperous. Unfortunately, nine times out of ten the prosperous person will trudge straight past the one in need without a second thought. A serious problem arises when this happens continually. The problem worsens when you enter a different neighborhood and the well-to-do are far from sight. Many neighborhoods are inhabited only by the most hopeless of poverty - ridden people while others downtown or across the park do not care, or are glad to be separated from them....   [tags: homelessness, poverty, New York City] 847 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Hopelessness - Hopelessness Screaming. Constant screaming. It's so loud and goes on for so long that you can't stand any more. And it gets louder. More persistent. More unrelenting. Louder and louder and louder until you can't see how to stop it. But you have to stop it. To stop the pain. To stop the hurt. To stop everything * * * "Room 309. Lily Halliwell. She's yours. Quite an interesting case. The notes are all here," he held up the clipboard he was carrying and handed it to Dr. Quinn....   [tags: Papers] 942 words
(2.7 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Hopelessness In Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - Hopelessness in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCuller's novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, takes place in a small town in the deep south during the mid-twentieth century. The book closely follows a diverse group of five residents that are loosely tied together. They include Singer, a deaf mute, Benedict Copeland, a well educated black doctor, Jake Blount, a politically zealous transient, Mick Kelly, a young girl, and Biff Brannon, a middle aged man that owns a diner. As the book progresses the characters find themselves in non-ideal circumstances....   [tags: Carson McCuller] 1494 words
(4.3 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
DEAD LETTERS: THEMES OF HOPELESSNESS IN “BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER” - ... As a further character development, Melville “encourages the reader to consider Bartleby himself as a type of ‘dead letter’” (Weinstock). Bartleby doesn’t serve the purpose he intended to when he refuses to do work, in the same way the “dead letters” (1111) that Bartleby used to work with did not serve the function they were intended for. It is important to note that in a dead letter office, the letters are undeliverable and so they have their content destroyed. Bartleby “would prefer not to” do anything and thus wasted away to death— a drawn out process of content destruction....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1146 words
(3.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Grapes of Wrath - Beauty in the Midst of Hopelessness - The Grapes of Wrath: Beauty in the Midst of Hopelessness   The Grapes of Wrath portrays life at its darkest.  It is the story of migrant workers and the hardships and heartbreaks that they experience as they are driven from their land - the land that  they have lived on for generations - so the banks can make a profit.      Sure, cried the tenant men, but it's our land.  We measured it and broke it up.  We were born on it, and we got killed on it, died on it.  That's what makes it ours - being born on it, working it, dying on it.  That makes ownership, not a paper with numbers on it (p.45)....   [tags: The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck]
:: 1 Works Cited :: 3 Works Consulted :: 1 Sources Consulted
1822 words
(5.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Hopelessness of the Irish in Nineteenth Century England - Hopelessness of the Irish in Nineteenth Century England Throughout my research into the subject of the Irish in England's industrial north during the early nineteenth century, one fact became quite clear; contemporary writers' treatment of the Irish was both minimal and negative. I consulted many sources, Friedrich Engels, Leon Faucher, James Kay-Shuttleworth to name but a few and the reoccurring theme as pertaining to the Irish in all these works was mainly consistent; the Irish were a lazy, vulgar people prone to drinking and brawling....   [tags: European Europe History]
:: 8 Works Cited
3638 words
(10.4 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Hopelessness in Albert Camus' The Plague and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot - Hopelessness in Albert Camus' The Plague and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot   Does Existentialism deny the existence of God. Can God possibly exist in a world full of madness and injustice. Albert Camus and Samuel Beckett address these questions in The Plague and Waiting for Godot. Though their thinking follows the ideals of existentialism, their conclusions are different. Camus did not believe in God, nor did he agree with the vast majority of the historical beliefs of the Christian religion....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 812 words
(2.3 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
Theatre Of The Absurd Humour Often Relies On A Sense Of Hopelessness And Violence. - The theatre of the absurd encompasses a form of drama that emphasizes the absurdity of human existence by employing repetitious, meaningless dialogues and confusing situations, breaking the logical development, giving way to irrational and illogical speeches. A godless universe, human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. The theatre of the absurd is sometimes defined it as a “working hypothesis”, a device, instead of a real movement. Martin Esslin in his book the “Theatre of Absurd” quotes that absurdist theatre has renounced arguing about the absurdity of the human condition; it merely presents it in being- in terms of concrete stage images”....   [tags: Esslin Theater] 1640 words
(4.7 pages)
FREE Essays [view]
EDMONTON’S HOMELESS POPULATION: A FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE - ... Raj Sherman ER physician, MLA Edmonton Meadowlark Creating and maintaining relationships with Doctors is difficult for those who are homeless resulting in miscommunication and lack of treatment. As Dr. Raj Sherman pointed out, once a patient has received the appropriate medication, the likelihood that they will benefit from their prescription(s) is slim, especially when it is lost or stolen. The depression and devastation which an individual feels from being homeless can encourage negative behaviours which maintain their homelessness....   [tags: Sociology ]
:: 16 Works Cited
2261 words
(6.5 pages)
Unrated Essays [preview]
Homeless Families in America - Homeless Families in America Thesis Statement This paper will examine a subgroup of the homeless population, homeless families. It will explore the multiple causes of family homelessness and consequences homelessness has on family life. The three main reasons for the abundance of dispossessed families within America are the following: 1) the lack of affordable housing, 2) low wages in the job-market, and 3) insufficient federal aid. In today’s society, these causes are the main contributors towards the heartbreaking condition of family homelessness, which often leads to family breakups, health issues, and educational obstacles....   [tags: Research Papers]
:: 24 Sources Cited
3765 words
(10.8 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
SOME Help to the Homeless - SOME Help to the Homeless Every year approximately 2.3 to 3.5 million people go homeless in the United States of America. Twelve million adults in the US were homeless in the year 2001, or are still currently without a permanent home (“Homelessness in the U.S.”). How does this happen in “the land of opportunity?” We think of ourselves as one of the greatest nations in the world, yet citizens are living a life of poverty, often without food, clothing, and shelter. When most people think of fighting homelessness, they think of providing medical assistance, showers, and counseling services for those who suffer mental illness, trauma, and substance abuse....   [tags: Essays Papers]
:: 5 Works Cited :: 7 Sources Cited
2502 words
(7.1 pages)
Term Papers [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Homelessness". To narrow your search results, please add more search terms to your query.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [Next >>]



Copyright © 2000-2014 123HelpMe.com. All rights reserved. Terms of Service