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.
Many homeless people do not have access to healthcare and they go many years without seeing a doctor. According to Fitzpatrick, “there is a clear and defined need for healthcare for homeless people and their families.” She is right, it todays society homelessness is just ignored by many people and has became a serious problem. Most of society does not know about the organizations that help the homeless. For example, Fitapatrick believes in a organization called The Opening Doors Project it is a group of nurses and other health professionals that look at substance abuse within the homeless community. Due to not seeing a doctor and the common knowledge of homeless people abusing drugs and alcohol, “homeless people can have complex and multiple health problems” (Who quoted it).
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. “The persisting spectacle of homeless people on American streets is a continuing indictment of our collective failure to make the basic ingredients of civilized society accessible to all citizens.” (William R. Breakey, MD, Psychiatrist Health Care for the Homeless.) Many things contribute to the resulting number of homeless people, however the main reasons for homelessness are unemployment, low income,... ... middle of paper ... ... 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!” The plastic bottles would be filled up with sand and molded together with mud or cement. These houses would be bullet proof, fire proof, and would maintain a comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
Even some law enforcement, who are leaders in the community show no compassion or empathy towards homeless individuals. The people who are depended on for the safety of the community are being ruthless towards homeless people in the community. Homeless people in this case are very vulnerable. Money should not define a person, but it comes to show that money sadly, does to have a tremendous impact on how a person is treated. Veterans coming home from war to live on the streets is unfair and inhumane.
Is it a shock to anyone that there were mental health concerns affecting those who experienced homelessness? A homeless individual often has no clue where they will sleep, n... ... middle of paper ... ... to address the needs of those who are classically considered homeless and those that may not even know they are homeless. Works Cited National Alliance to End Homelessness. (2013). The state of homelessness in america 2013.
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.
Homelessness - Causes, Consequences and Solutions People who do not have a regular dwelling place; a fixed place that they can retire to, or call their own; are referred to as ‘homeless’. Almost every city in the world today has to deal with the problem of homelessness. From New York to London to Mumbai, it is not uncommon to find dirty, disorganized people sheltering themselves from the effects of nature under bridges, at railway and bus stations, in abandoned buildings and even in alleys and road corners under tents, covers and even cardboard. Homelessness is a major urban problem. What are the reasons and consequences of this problem and are there any solutions?
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.
Some people who are homeless have long-term issues like mental illness, drug addiction, and alcoholism, homeless people that have these addictions does not have health insurance and this could be a major if they become seriously ill. Most people don’t care about the homeless people who are drug addicts, alcoholics, or mentally ill but people should help the homeless that have those problems instead of ignoring them, making fun of them, or just being plain scared of them, they also need people in their lives that care enough abo... ... middle of paper ... ...Present." Street News Service. Street News Service, 7 July 2010.
Poverty, lack of jobs or well-paying jobs, decline in Social services, domestic violence, and mental illness. There are many effects of homelessness on individuals. The first effects of homelessness of healthy people often encounter a lot of health gets worse from time to time because they lack attention of people such as doctors, a second effects of homelessness of personal at the time when a homeless person realizes that he/she won’t have a roof to live under forever. It is this fact of not dealing with reality that makes homeless people less able to take action, but they suffer psychologically as a result. Loss of self-esteem, loss of ability and will to care for oneself, increased danger of abuse and violence and the development of behavioral