We will explore these myths to alleviate the misbelief or misunderstanding of this exclusive population of communal and societal members. There is a misconception that the homeless youth are solely blamable for their own circumstance. The fact is many homeless individuals have survived as victims of violence, child abuse, natural disasters, deficiency in employment opportunities and/or the insufficiency of affordable healthcare. Some are unemployed, mentally or physically ill, and many are
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. This paper will show what is considered as homelessness and why many people become homeless. All people that are homeless do not live on the streets.
Proposing a solution An issue that has been affecting the local communities in the Untied Stated is homelessness. How do we prevent this epidemic and how do we come to the aid of those who need help. It also happens to be an issue with our younger generations. For some families in parts of the United States they get laid off or are not able to find jobs and become homeless creating problems for their children and their futures. It is a terrible situation to be in when it is happening to students.
The diversity among people that are homeless reflects how difficult it is to generalize the causes of homelessness and the needs of homeless people. Robert Rosenheck M.D., the author of Special Populations of Homeless Americans, explains the importance of studying homelessness based on subgroups, “each subgroup [of homeless people] has unique service needs and identifying these needs is critical for program planning and design.” Despite these diversities, homelessness is a devastating situation for all that experience it. Not only have homeless people lost their dwelling, but they have also lost their safety, privacy, control, and domestic comfort. Homeless Families Family homelessness is a fairly new social problem in America. Beginning in the early 1980’s, families with children have become the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
The forces, which affect homelessness, are multifaceted. Social forces such as family breakdown, addictions, and mental illnesses are in combined with structural forces such as lack of low-cost housing, insufficient health services, and poor economic conditions. Many would never know that our veteran population makes up a huge number of out homeless population. The focus of this paper is to provide an in depth review of literature, review of group interventions, and a critique of the current group interventions. Review of Literature of Homeless Population Today in the United States homelessness is affecting approximately 1.5 million Americans each year (Brown, Thomas, Cutler, & Hinderlie, 2013).
Research Draft: What are the factors that contribute, or lead, to homelessness and how services such as food and clothing banks service people currently living on the street. What is Homelessness? It is an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Homelessness in America is at an all-time high. The economy is going downhill and many people are suffering to make ends meet.
There are many people who are homeless in the United States. They have had it very rough in life because they don’t have the same advantages as the middle class. The homeless have to make some difficult decisions in order to keep their family safe and living. Homelessness affects their health by diseases and mentally by trauma. Homelessness affects families and their way of life.
This saddened me. To think that these people go ignored and are looked at in disgust when they are the ones who need our help the most. One of the program's regular volunteers Mary Kate Pirie described the homeless situation as, " an insidious problem that society deals with, requiring mercy and wisdom with each homeless individual. They are people who have their own problems, addictions and mental issues and they need our help because no one else is there to help them." It seems like there would be an easy solution when it comes to helping the homeless but there are many factors, political, social and economic, that stand in the way and prohibit true success.
No one really found a way to end homelessness. A lot of homelessness come from drugs, people who ran away from their homes,lost jobs,education,veterans, changing in housing markets,people with illness and ethnic. All homeless people have different reasons and stories to how they are homeless not all homeless people are going through homelessness for the same thing as people think they are (Burt 16). Over 670,000 americans are homeless , 48 million are hungry every single night and 462 million live in poverty. Homelessness has increased more in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Lack of money needed to afford housing and long waiting lists for assisted housing means that women and/or women and their families are forced to choose between abuse at home and life on the streets. In 2010, 344 victims of domestic violence were counted as sheltered and 12 were not as a total of 437 (See Table A1). In 2009, 108 were sheltered and 13 were not. (See Table A2). Chronically Homeless (See Table B1), Mentally Ill (See Table B2) and Substance abuse victims (See Table B3) are groups of people who are commonly homeless.