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.
(4) This accounts for almost all homeless, but there are also other factors that can contribute as well. There are many people with addiction problems that make them homeless. It's not because they are addicted to drugs, because many people live quite well with an addiction problem, but they could be in a hard point financially, and could be driven to the streets because of money issues. The hard part for them is getting off the streets once they're on them. Since so much of their money goes to drugs, most drug addicts can't overcome being homeless once they have been for more than 6 months.
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.
Children get abuse more on the streets than at home, because there are all kinds of people living on the streets. Homelessness has plays a huge part on a person’s physical and emotional health. Some of the homeless people might suffer from a cold and they can’t get rid of it because they can’t afford medicine. They can suffer from vitamin deficiencies. Get exposed to unsanitary living conditions, which can lead to leg ulcers and infections.
Although most families are not exclusively poor, they are labeled as part of poverty because they cannot properly provide for their family and themselves. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education (The National Coalition for the Homeless,2009). Poor people are a statistic of poverty because unemployment increases and most of them get paid low wages that can barely help them get by. Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities (National Coalition). Families with children are the fastest growi... ... middle of paper ... ... the root causes-low wages and lack of affordable housing-and by improving support services like TANF, housing vouchers, and health care.” The National Coalition for the Homelessness supports Students against Hunger theory on how to end homelessness.
“Homelessness is usually the result of the cumulative impact of a number of factors, rather than a single cause … structural factors, systems failure and individual circumstances,” states The Homeless Hub a research site about the homeless in its essay The Causes of Homelessness. Poverty is closely linked to homelessness and the giving of important factors include the individual’s inability to get affordable housing, food or healthcare. The individual can also be a victim of judgment that can prevent his access to employment, housing, justice and social welfare. Systems failures
Since 2011 more than 7% people who live in the state of Kansas City has become homeless. We are not actually sure why this rate has risen over the last 2 years. Maybe because of a bad economy and loses of jobs. The most common people who are counted as being homeless are: Victims of Domestic Violence, after deciding to leave an abusive relationship they often have nowhere to go for those who have few resources. 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.
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.
Also, more than one-fourth of those who had health insurance at their old jobs don't have it at their new ones. This makes it almost impossible to stay above the poverty line when a medical illness strikes the family. In 1997, thirty percent of workers were employed in non-standard work arrangements ("HomelessnessÉ"). These consist of independent contracting, working for temporary help agencies, day labor and regular part-time employment. This type of work typically offers lower wages, fewer benefits and less job security.
Being homeless comes with all kinds of problems other than not having a place to sleep. It brings illnesses such as tuberculosis, malnutrition, AIDS and severe dental problems. Just like the general population homeless people also suffer from alcoholism, hypertension, asthma, diabetes and a multitude of “mental illnesses” (Kendall, 2010.p.36). It also brings violence from the homeless attacking each other because of the day to day pressures of trying to survive (Kendall, 2010. p.13). 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).