This is not always the truth. There are well educated people that are homeless; for some reasons they cannot get themselves back up from a fall below poverty. Homeless children in school are recognized by their learning disabilities and their display of the lack of food. They are emotional disturbed and sometime they are very dis... ... middle of paper ... ...e number of people that is homeless, the things that happen to the homeless on the streets and other places, they will be able to find a way to help or end this dilemma. Works Cited Bodine, Alicia.
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. The public and private sectors of this country are making a difference in the lives of the homeless by addressing the issues of housing, poverty and education. Many believe that a common thread among the homeless is a lack of permanent and stable housing.
Ideas such as redlining and predatory lending can lead to low income families not receiving the needed loans to move into housing, which can force them into the streets. The programs to help the poor and homeless are few and far between. There are five general programs that assist those who are not able to provide for certain things, such as food, shelter and care for the children. These programs are Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), the Food Stamps programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Unemployment Compensation, and General Assistance. These programs are generally harder to get into than what most people think.
The rich communities must lend a helping hand to those who are less fortunate. Sadly though, many of them cannot even take a minute out of their “busy” lives to lend a helping hand; clearly greed and selfishness have taken over. It hurts me to see people suffering while others are enjoying the luxuries of life. Volunteer work, advocacy efforts, financial or material contributions, and continued self-education are all important and needed as we work our way to a solution. Homelessness in the U.S is caused by mental illness and is a result of a lack of government services and in this case homelessness will not terminate without the support services to help the people in need.
It impedes their ability to live a healthy life and gain an adequate education, as children who are homeless face far more obstacles, such as increased health risks and lack of educational opportunities, than children who aren’t homeless. They are less likely to be able to contribute to society, as less than a quarter of homeless children graduate or receive well-paying jobs, making them trapped in a life of poverty. Child homelessness is the perfect portrait of poverty. Children are deprived of their basic needs – shelter, food, safety, and other resources – which are required for any individual to rise out a lifetime of poverty. In the United States, it is every individual’s human right to have their basic needs fulfilled; the government and the U.S. community need to ensure that those rights are being applied to all people in order to create a more flourishing and prosperous society.
This is why cities around the world should open more community shelters. This will help the homeless feel safe and secure that they won’t have to struggle with the weather conditions, lack of food or money, and the insecurity of living alone on the streets. Homelessness around the world is growing, especially in the United States. Drugs, alcohol, and lack of jobs are the main causes of homelessness. Community shelters are nearby to help house the homeless but since the number of homelessness is increasing, the amount of space in them are limited.
Homelessness is everywhere, it is not a new trend and is a growing problem. Many people ask themselves should I help the homeless or not; it is easier to just ignore the problem than to give a helping hand. Every person needs help at one point or another in their life and homeless people should be no different. Assisting the homeless with healthcare, housing, and childcare are ways people are able to and should help the homeless. Many homeless people do not have access to healthcare and they go many years without seeing a doctor.
This barrier(s) can themselves lead to other problems not related to employment. These problems may include susceptibility to disease and weather due to lack of housing, malnutrition, and insecurity. The question is: How can our government, businesses and communities help the homeless, who want to get off the streets, get a job? This nexus has corrupted many attempts to leave the wandering life behind. Although it is true that many homeless want to remain on the streets there is about half who want a better life and job.
Homelessness an effect on poverty. There is a lack of housing in the United States that people can afford. Even a minimum wage job isn't enough money to supply housing and food for a family with children. "Cuts in federal assistance for housing programs and social services have coincided with the rise in homelessness in the U.S."("Overview of Homelessness") This means that is harder to get housing because there are many budget cuts. Being homeless is hard on kids.
We have the means to fix homelessness with giving jobs to them in the fields of science and energy. Throughout history there has always been a lower class society and some even lower than that which are known as the homeless. The homeless are people who don’t own homes or don’t live in their own home so they have to live in public places like shelters or even on the street. Homeless like to come out from the shadows and target the weak like a father with his daughter. They target specific groups so they know they can get money out of them easily instead of having to work for it.