This terrible misfortune has led to many unsuspecting people leading impoverished lifestyles, and facing the horrific and heart-wrenching tragedy of abandonment. The purpose of this essay is to not only persuade the readers to get involved in ending homelessness on local and national efforts, but to embrace new and creative ways of helping to end this rapidly growing problem, by taking action to end this catastrophic situation. Also, the causes and effects of why the homeless resort to violence, will be demonstrated by using comparison and contrast to examine the views and standpoints on helping the forgotten, so that we might end this calamity once and for all. In an increasingly interconnected world, your actions matter more than ever. You can make an indelible difference by taking action to end this tragic situation.
Homelessness is viewed as a social problem of our society because people consider it to be an undesirable condition. It’s something that most people don’t want to see or think about. Our communities share a social responsibility to find ways to eradicate homelessness. The article, Helping the homeless get off the streets, takes the functionalist approach to eradicating homelessness, in addition to this approach; the Symbolic Internationalist Perspective would be a beneficial addition to the solution of homelessness. The field research method needs to be used to experience homelessness first hand.
that could turn your life around and head in that direction. Individuals believe that homeless people are bad and that is why they are homeless. I have been a volunteer for a while and I can say that there are good and bad homeless people. I believe some are looking for assistance, but most are wanted their pride back. Homeless people don’t seem to be very needy.
I wish to separate the homeless people who want stability from those who do not. I will help those who wish to become better and make it so that they have a fighting chance. “While circumstance may vary, the main reason people experience homelessness is because they cannot find housing they can afford” (National Alliance to End Homelessness). I will fight to make all resources available to those in need and increase awareness. “564,708 people are homeless on any given night in America” (National Alliance to End Homelessness).
My actions will be more open to giving back to my community and making sure everyone is aware that media and people do not show what homeless people face, and how everyday it gets harder because the lack of motivation they are receiving. Nobody choose to be homeless, homelessness became their
Principally, to a homeless person, if there was only one thing they hated, it would be pity. The only way society at this point knows how to deal with the homeless is by pitying them. They take the individuals and they put them in a group basically labeled “displaced”, then it is expected that it is up to the state to help them. Many say they try, but because homelessness deals on such a personal level, many don’t get helped because they are grouped. On the personal level, when one sees a homeless person, many, if not most people, shy away thinking that “someone else will help them”.
This cycle continues because their basic social and human needs are not being fulfilled. Further generations born into poverty and violence are also at risk for continuing the cycle of homelessness. In order to resolve many of these issues major treatments and different types of support need to take place. As a society, we need to stop viewing homeless people in our city as troublemakers or misfits and start viewing them as one of us. The government needs to step in and set up more than just housing but institutions and treatment centers to help with their basic human needs, health issues, and trauma that is occurring and has occurred.
Communities are continuously struggling with dealing with the many homeless citizens and trying to understand the cause so that solutions can be implemented. Solutions for homelessness are being brought about, publically and privately, by addressing the issues of housing, low-income, and education. Instead of helping, there are certain areas of the United States that are trying to make homelessness illegal. Merchants, vendors, and business owners view the homeless as a threat and believe that they “intimidat[e] customers with ‘aggressive panhandling’.” Along with intimidation, the homeless also have the potential to cause damage to businesses, not meaning to of course. Not only are the homeless being blamed, but the shelters that help them; there have been complaints that with the increasing number of shelters, the number of homeless raises as well (A Dream).
We have to spread awareness to this problem which has been a problem since forever. People spend too much time thinking of a sophisticated way to fix the problem but it is quite simple. Inhumane isn't a factor when it comes down to this because homeless people aren’t human. When people complain over testing products on animals we now know that we can just test on the homeless for a job because that is the right thing to do as cats and dogs are worth more than a homeless person’s life.
Shelters for homeless people allow them access to the food, clothing, shelter, and medication they would otherwise be denied if still roaming the streets. Gainesville is making an active approach to resolving this issue. There is no way to completely eradicate the increasing numbers of homeless people, but Gainesville is taking steps to give them temporary housing to get back on their feet. The majority of homeless people are war veterans, people suffering from mental problems and people dealing with drug addictions. Throughout time, homelessness has always been an issue.