Over the years it has become a national common characteristic of the entire nation. Not only does homelessness effect an individual’s health and well- being, but it effects society as a whole. Due to the fact that many people who are without shelter or everyday necessities tend to be looked upon as thieves, and criminals who are labeled as sick and mentally ill. Many states who claim majority to be men. It is documented that 1/3rd of the homeless population has been issued to suffer from some sort of mental illness.
About one-third of homeless men are veterans. In addition to the homeless population, even larger numbers are considered “marginally housed”; they are in danger of becoming homeless because of poverty or unavailable housing. About half the nation's poor households spend 70 percent or more of their monthly income on housing, which puts them at risk of becoming homeless if faced with an economic problem. Because the number of people living in poverty numbers some 37 million, the marginally housed would amount to nearly 20 million people, creating the potential for a vast increase in the size of the homeless population. Those who are housed only because they have been able to stay with
2. They are among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population 3. They are approximently 40% of people who are homeless. 4. 50% of homeless adults were also homeless as children C. Homelessness affects veterans 1.
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).
At least 800,000 people are homeless every year. At least for out of five people experience being homeless. About 20,000 children and their families are going through homelessness. Homelessness is big in New Orleans and have increased a lot over the years. No one really found a way to end homelessness.
There are over 3.5 million homeless people in the US now. Also, a quarter of people living on the streets are severely mentally ill, and must be admitted to institutions, and have the capability to if they were given or knew they had a chance. The poverty level is constantly rising, and is forcing more and more people onto the streets. We can just sit around and hope someone else does it, or we can take action. Next time you walk by homeless man or family, and before you make a judgement about them, just take a minute and think about how easily it could be you.
They are the children who ran away from abusive households. They are veterans with and without disabilities. The homeless people of America are very diverse from all walks of life, no one is safe from being homeless as it affects the elderly, young adults, teenagers, and even babies. According to studentsagainsthunger.org, every year more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness and 35% of the homeless population are people with children. Though the homelessness can hit anyone, there are groups that are becoming homeless at a faster rate than anyone else and that is families with children.
According to many different studies, most of single homeless adults are men who “make up slightly more than 51 percent of the total homeless population, while single women comprised about 17 percent” (McNamara 1027). However, in homeless families, single female parents make up approximately 90% (Markos and Lima). Second demographic to consider is age. Everyone including children can become homeless because of different cases. From the National Coalition for the Homeless, “children under the age of 18 accounted for 39% of the homeless population, 25% of homeless were ages 25 to 34; the same study found percentages of homeless persons aged 55 to 64 at 6%” (qtd.
“Homelessness is a symptom of systemic poverty” (www.kansascity.com). Since 2012, the homeless rate has risen more than 7% in Kansas City, MO alone. According to a 2012 count survey by the homeless coalition services, roughly 2,434 unduplicated individuals were homeless in Kansas City. Of those 70% were sheltered and 30% were on the streets. Since reported on any given night here in the metro more than 3,000 adults and 7,500 kids are homeless in our area.
New Zealand has nearly a one percent homeless rate. In the world, two percent of the population is found to be homeless, that is no less than 150 million people. Out of 7.6 billion people that live in this world, more than 20 percent of the people lack adequate homes. In 2005, the United Nations had last attempted in a global survey and estimated 100 million people homeless around the world. The whole world faces problems with finding a home, but for some people there are many