They do however all have one thing in common they have nowhere to live. Some factors that contribute to homelessness in America that make it unpreventable are the lack of education, economic factors and mental illness. Lack of education is something that is looked down upon in today’s society.
Many believe that a common thread among the homeless is a lack of permanent and stable housing. But beyond that, the factors leading to homelessness and the services that are needed are unique according to the individual. To put them into one general category ? the homeless- suggests that people are homeless for similar reasons and therefore a single solution is the answer. Every homeless person shares the basic needs of affordable housing, adequate incomes and attainable healthcare.
Individuals/families with lack of a high school diploma are also associated with homelessness. Other factor that’s associated with causes of homelessness are domestic violence, legal issues, barriers for people of color, lack of community support and institutional discharge, such as release from prisons, jails and hospitals without any place ... ... middle of paper ... ...ss people suffers from some form of mental illness. Homelessness results from a number of circumstances that often requires people to choose between food, shelter and other basic needs of daily living. Homeless individuals with mental disorder are unlikely to maintain residential stability without some sort of treatment or service. Some leading factors to homelessness are symptoms of emotional, cognitive and social disruption.
The homeless live in absolute poverty because they are not able to secure the basic necessities of life such as food, clothing and shelter (Kendall, 2010. p.32). Sickness only compounds the day to day issues of the homeless. They do not have access to adequate healthcare or health insurance and often let a condition or sickness go on so long that it becomes a life or death issue by the time t... ... middle of paper ... ...rces that are in place for the homeless to judge whether they are working properly or need to be changed. The Field Research Method would be best because it allows the researcher to experience what the homeless person experiences as they struggle to survive. In conclusion, homelessness is something that will always plague society.
Not only that, but empowering people to help make a difference for the homeless living on the streets also helps. Who honestly determines what is right vs. wrong in the status of people’s lives. There are many bias opinions in the way things are viewed and many of the prejudices are based on the upbringing of human beings. But in working with the homeless population, it heightened an awareness that individuals still have their own internal biases for others’ gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, orientation, status, and even include cultural backgrounds, that are withheld from others. Especially with homeless individuals, which inspired the effort being made to assist them with their basic survival needs, these stereotypes make it much of a challenge.
HOMELESSNESS Homelessness is a great problem at this time. It requires attention from people, governments, nonfinancial organizations and from everyone in the world to be solved. A homeless man is a person without permanent housing ; who might live in any place like streets, deserted buildings, vehicles, a shelter or any temporary situation. (National health care for the homeless council, 2015). There are several causes of this problem like living in poverty as poor people cannot pay for the everyday items they need to live like food, education, the rent so they end up in the streets.
My perspective of homeless people and society has changed after hearing the stories of the people who live in the tunnels. They aren’t just some people who don’t have money for food or lack the basic necessities to live. They are the people who lived through the pain and see the system’s flaws. Not everyone can live in our society; its one way views of how people should strive
(Family promise, http://www.familypromise.org/fast-facts) There is no country, town, or city where there isn’t some kind of homeless person. This means that there are homeless people everywhere! Programs are trying to help but that isn’t enough, nowhere near enough people to comfort, feed, clothe and provide for the homeless. There are around 300 programs to try and help the homeless, and that can provide for about 1 million homeless people. But there are way over 1 billion homeless people.
This issue had been in all over the world for so many years; homeless people are being ignored and not given any care and left to die in streets. The documentary shows how much care we have to do for each other keeping in mind as humans. No one deserves to live in streets, outside without a safe roof. “For them it’s also a feeling of real fear and vulnerability, because they are totally at risk now of, ‘Who’s going to find them a place,’ they have no place to go, and they have no place to go back to.”(Doug Sanders)
This paper will also give possible solutions to family homelessness and improvement plans for the future. Defining Homelessness “Home is where we start from.”(T.S. Eliot) “Home …is …the human point of ultimate return.” (John Hollander) Although most people know what homelessness is and it occurs in most societies, it is important to define because the forces of displacement vary greatly, along with the arrangement and meaning of the resulting transient state. The Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 defined a homeless person as “an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence or a person who resides in a shelter, welfare hotel, transitional program or place not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation, such as streets, cars, movie theaters, abandoned buildings, etc.” Resent surveys conducted in the U.S. have confirmed that the homeless population in America is extremely diverse and includes representatives from all segments of society, including: the old and young, men and women, single people and families, city dwellers and rural residents, whites and people of color, employed and unemployed, able workers and people with serious health problems. The diversity among people that are homeless reflects how difficult it is to generalize the causes of homelessness and the needs of homeless people.