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Homeless : How Prevent Homeless

- How Prevent Homeless in America Why are there so many Americans who are homeless. How homeless happened to make people end up on the street. Could people in American able to prevent the homeless happened to the young children, Veterans, and other adults so next generation would not repeats itself from a horrible tragedy. Homeless ratings are increasing from American. People are sleeping in their cars for shelter. Homeless or becoming homeless is no matter of your age, excellent skills or have many resources available there always a way for people have a big impact in our society to help homeless....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Homeless People With The Homeless

- If people were to go outside on each and every single big holiday in the United States, one might notice people volunteering to help the homeless. On Thanksgiving, probably one of the most important holidays of them all, there are long lines of homeless people with empty trays in places such as the local soup kitchen just waiting to be fed and the many tables of people eating. However, if you were to look closer, one might be able to see children nestled between these adults. On Christmas Day, another important holiday, there are children waiting in line to get a gift from Santa Clause, such as a pair of mittens, a truck for a little boy, and even a doll for a little girl....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Homeless : Helping The Homeless

- Helping The Homeless One subject that simply can not be ignored no matter where you find yourself in Anaheim. The homeless population in Anaheim is rapidly growing and there seems to be no end to this conundrum. Sadly, these poor individuals can be found anywhere some small amount of shelter is. Thus, you can constantly find them lingering around parks or on the sides of freeways waiting to beg the next passerby for enough money to make it through the day. In Anaheim they can usually found at the various parks we have around the city....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Assessment Tools for Helping the Homeless

- For several years, researchers group together to find the right direction in analyzing how homeless people can acquire a better framework in a direction of regaining their dignity and integrity. Researchers were able to create an assessment tools that eventually produce a meaningful result. This paper will discuss the different tools that can assess the homeless people in developing the necessary guide to overcome their present difficulties, mentally and physically. Assessment tools in different model but the tools selected for the homeless people are descriptive and appropriate....   [tags: research, homeless]

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Why Homeless Resort to Violence

- Homelessness is a growing epidemic across the country. Over 2 million people are homeless in America, and that number is increasing. 40% are families with kids, 30% are drug and/or alcohol addicts, 23% are mentally ill and 10% are veterans. This terrible misfortune has led to many unsuspecting people leading impoverished lifestyles, and facing the horrific and heart-wrenching tragedy of abandonment. The purpose of this essay is to not only persuade the readers to get involved in ending homelessness on local and national efforts, but to embrace new and creative ways of helping to end this rapidly growing problem, by taking action to end this catastrophic situation....   [tags: Homeless Essays]

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Homeless Population On The Rise Of Phoenix

- Homeless Population on the Rise in Phoenix, Arizona Take a drive down town and the problem will be apparent, take a look to the left and there one stands, take a look to the right and there’s another. Homelessness is a term used to define a person who does not have a home to go to at the end of the day. Homelessness does not discriminate against age, sex or gender. What is startling to many people is that reasons why so many people succumb to homeless ness in their life; people assume that when someone is homeless it’s because of bad choices that that individual made in their life, which might be true but not for all, “approximately 1 and 5 Phoenix residents live below the poverty line” and...   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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The Homelessness Of The Homeless Youth

- Numerous of people believe only certain races are homeless, but it is certainly not true. Compared to seventy six of the general population, thirty nine percent of Non-Hispanic white individuals are homeless. Compared to eleven percent of the general population, forty two percent of African-Americans are homeless. Compared to nine percent of the general population, thirteen percent of Hispanics are homeless. Compared to one percent of the general population, four percent of the homeless are Native-American....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Should The Government Help The Homeless?

- Should the government help the homeless. Municipal governments should provide subsidized housing for their homeless residents. This could help the homeless population of Louisburg. By providing the homeless with an address that gives them the opportunity to get a job, get back on their feet, and also give them a safe place to stay while beginning a new life. Providing for the homeless should not be a charity for show but, for the moral support of human beings. Supporting the homeless does not mean we are encouraging them....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Problem Of Homeless People

- In order to identify the dilemma I must know the facts involved and the values involved. The facts of this scenario are homeless people are being used for wireless hotspots, they are being paid 20$ a day to participate in being a wireless hotspot. During big conferences cellular networks cannot handle all the smart phone usage so they need to use hotspots in the area to help reduce the strain on the towers. Values that could be associated with the scenario are caring and citizenship. The cell company thinks they are helping out the community by helping out the homeless people....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Personal Statement On Feeding The Homeless

- When I think about the person I want to become I think about a kind person who wants to make a difference in the world. I want to help and Inspire others and In general just make this world a more positive and loving place. The personal project was an opportunity to not only do something for myself but for others. By doing this I would be able to reach my goal of being the person I wish to become someday by helping others and spreading my positivity. I decided on feeding the homeless because with this I would be able to help others in need and hopefully inspire or make them happy....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Decline Of The Homeless Population

- Throughout the history of modern civilization, issues have always arose that concerned the public. These issues included things such as the fairness of taxes all the way to pollution in the local rivers. We all share a common goal, however; the well being of the human population, but more specifically, in our own community. One of the largest issues that we have been focusing on in King county is the rise in the homeless population. Although it is a national problem as well, Seattle has made and broken promises to end homelessness in the city, resulting in a very critical local social issue....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Begging]

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The Population Of Homeless People

- There are many studies done regarding the population of homeless people in Los Angeles. The fact is homeless people are misrepresented by our government because they do not want to expose the severity of the issue. There are agencies assigned by the local government to obtain information about the population of homeless people in our communities. The Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA)“coordinate the effective and efficient utilization of federal and local funding in providing services to homeless people throughout Los Angeles City and County” (“Mission Statement”, n.d.)....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Poverty]

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Not All Homeless People Are Crazy

- One of life’s truly rarest treasures is human unselfish charity. The greatest thing in the world is mutual understanding and the endless feeling of appreciation of having a Home. A place that every one of us has to have: where a happy, loving family could be born, where love, support and acceptance, no matter what, always are, and where kindness, warmness, understanding are sincere and never go away. I think those of us who have homes have to count ourselves exceedingly fortunate, because we are blessed....   [tags: Are the Homeless Crazy?, 2015]

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The Problem Of The Homeless Hotspots

- The homeless hotspots scenario taken place in southern United States has posed many questions based on morals, ethics, and values. The agency contacted the local homeless shelter in which 13 people accepted to work for 20 dollars per day, receive a t-shirt and business cards, and keep donations. The experiment raised many opinions on the matter; opposing thoughts towards the Wi-Fi Agencies actions, and supportive opinions based on this action. The main question posed by this scenario is whether or not the homeless hotspots idea is moral....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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The Life Of A Homeless Shelter

- “ Looking back, we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings.” - Dan Millan At the young age of ten, I had the privilege to occupy a homeless shelter that once was a hospital. It had eight floors, an abundance of beg bugs, and probably some ghost too. It made for a lovely haunted house during the month of October and my place of residence for about seven months that year. Looking from the outside in, people sometimes felt sorry for me because I had to live in a homeless shelter....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Problem Of Homeless People

- The city in discussion is New Haven, CT, where there are a number of people identify themselves as being homeless, residing in the streets. In the meantime, the number of homeless people continues to rise. A homeless person is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets; stay in a shelter, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation. According to Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, a count conducted in 2016 for the state of Connecticut counted, 3,911 people were in a homeless shelter or transitional housing on the night of the count....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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The Homeless Are All Criminals

- Several misleading views have been created relating to homeless people; however, perhaps it has contributed to an inaccurate opinion or perception society has made concerning exactly who the homeless really are. The distorted opinion within our society can easily be influenced and apparently these views were created and held up by a collection of myths and assumptions. Society tends to generally believe that homeless people are made up of alcoholics and drug addicts and are generally dangerous to be around....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Homeless People Are On The Rise

- Statement of the Problem: The amount of homeless people are on the rise. One night in January each year the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness also known as the NCCEH preform what they call a point-in-time report. Since the statistic of homelessness is continually changing they use this one night count as the statistics for the year. According to the NCCEH around 12% of U.S. citizens are homeless in the state of North Carolina. While most of this percentage is single, white males the statistics includes many women with children and veterans....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Stereotypes of Homeless People

- The most influential person in an individual life happens to be the parents. Parents teach their children expected behavior, boundaries, and rules. Although, children are always more attentive to their parent’s behavior; something parents quite often do not realize. If the parents walk does not match their talk their; kids will not take in consideration what they have been taught. Kids always have that mentality of “if you did it, I will do it too because it is okay.” Children learn more from their parents character than their teachings; demonstrating that actions speak louder than words....   [tags: parents figure, alcoholic, homeless]

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Poverty Of The Chronically Homeless

- Homelessness in America has always been an issue. There have been plans to help solve this issue in San Antonio, Texas, but it does cost local taxpayers millions. It is a tricky situation to solve because some people are innocent and have no other solution to help solve their necessitous situation. Although many people who are impoverished may not be bad, we should eradicate the chronically homeless because many of them are without a roof for their decisions or blameful addictions they can not control and is costing San Antonio’s taxpayers millions....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Homeless shelter]

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Homeless Problem: Stop the Insanity

- Stop the Insanity “No vision haunts America’s conscience more then the sight of the street people….The irrationality and anguish that grip so many of these individuals leap out during any encounter, whether in Washington or Albuquerque.” - US Senator Pete Domenici, 1972-2009 People who live at poverty level and have mental disorders are more likely to become homeless. Unfortunately, police and emergency personnel are not always trained to evaluate mental illness. Hospitals do not treat homeless people for underlying conditions such as mental illness....   [tags: Homeless Shelter, Homelessness]

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We Need For Homeless Students

- On a single night in January of 2013, 610,042 people were on the streets with no place to sleep in the United States (Henry). These people struggle to find food every day and struggle to find somewhere to sleep every night. Within this group a lot of students in school are dealing with being homeless, which hugely affects how they learn and how their brain works. At their age, kids have no way to control whether they are homeless or not and most of the time struggle in the classroom. Society tells us that education is vital from kindergarten through high school and for one to succeed they need it....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Why Are People Homeless?

- If I was to study one aspect of social life, I would study homelessness. I would ask the question, “Why are people homeless?” Homelessness is a huge problem in the United States and especially in California. I would use the Qualitative methods for they are more opened ended. I would use field research, both ethnography and participant observation. Field research would be the best choice, for I would be hands on and personally involved with the problem in order to find out my solution. Ethnography is to discover patterns of thoughts or behaviors or to discover the culture of a group....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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Emergency Shelters: Friends of the Homeless

- Identification of Community Resource The community resource chosen to report on is the Friends of the Homeless. They are located at 755 Worthington Street Springfield, MA. The main phone number for the Friends of the Homeless is (413) 732-3069 or they can be reached through their website, www.fohspringfield.org. Depending on what services are needed the service hours vary. The resource center was the main focus of the interview which is in operation from 8am to 5:30pm. The dining services are open for an hour during breakfast, lunch and dinner....   [tags: homeless population, housing, medical care]

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The Runaway And Homeless Youth Act

- Youth become homeless for a number of reasons including: family violence and neglect, rejection due to sexual orientation or gender identity, the overwhelmed child welfare system and extreme poverty. These youth almost always have experienced unimaginable abuse and trauma, in their homes, their communities, and on the street. It is the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA)-funded services and programs that help to rectify the deep injustices that homeless youth experience on a daily basis. RHYA specifically funds three different programs for homeless youth: street outreach, which aims to transition youth off the streets; basic centers, which provides youth temporary shelter and services; and...   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Youth, Homeless shelter]

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A New Shelter for the Homeless Population

- The Rural Appalachian region of southeastern Ohio is stricken with lack of jobs, transportation, resources, housing, and healthcare options. All of these factors affect the communities that are a part of the rural Appalachian area. A community is defined as a combination of social units that share common functions important to the locality (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2012, p.128). “For example, one may think of a community as having specific geographical boundaries, like a city, or as denoting a group with shared interests and beliefs, such as the social work community....   [tags: rural appalachian, mental health, homeless]

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The United States Homeless Population

- Introduction In the United States the homeless population continues to grow rapidly. Homelessness has been a public health issue for many decades. Often times these individuals feel as though society has turned a blind eye to them. This at risk population is seen by society as lazy or chose to live a life on the streets, but if one would examine this population closely would see that there is more to this at risk population than what society has labeled them as. The forces, which affect homelessness, are multifaceted....   [tags: literature, group intervention, homeless, veteran]

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The Runaway And Homeless Youth

- The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act 1 Youth become homeless for a number of reasons, including: family violence and neglect, rejection due to sexual orientation or gender identity, the overwhelmed child welfare system and extreme poverty. These youth almost always have experienced unimaginable abuse and trauma, in their homes, their communities, and on the street. It is the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA)-funded services and programs that help to rectify the deep injustices that homeless youth experience on a daily basis....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Youth, Homeless shelter]

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Homeless Families in America

- There is not anything quite as satisfying as a good night’s rest before a busy day of school and dance team practice. It is Monday morning, when I crawl out of a comfortable bed of soft-cotton sheets and fuzzy throw blankets. My iHome alarm clock sounds a dreamy melody of ocean tides to wake me from a peaceful slumber. I step into slippers, put together a matching outfit, and grab the New York Times on my way into an all-you-can-eat dining hall. When I relax to a full tray of breakfast, I come upon an ad that makes me feel guilty about my standard of living....   [tags: Homeless Families, 2015]

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What We Can Do For The Homeless

- What We Can Do for The Homeless Homelessness in America is an overwhelming number. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in 2015 over 550,000 people were spending nights on the streets, in cars, and shelters. Of that number, around 40 percent were families with children, and 8 percent being military veterans. Homeless individuals face many challenges everyday including lack of stability, employment, education, and self-esteem. Homelessness is not a new problem. It is not a problem that is biased to race, gender, age, or class....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Homeless Clients For Midnight Shelter Care

- What are the political, economic, social, and technological factors that would be most likely to affect the clients you will serve. (Make a brief list of these factors.) The homeless clients that Midnight Shelter Care will serve will be affected by all of the preceding factors. Homeless is usually not an acute state of being. Preferably homelessness outcome of compounded context and situations. According to (Lewis, Packard, Lewis, p.26, 2012) “Political trend at national and even international levels have major effects on human service programs”....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter, Poverty]

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Beggars, Homeless and the Professional Panhandling Plague

- Most people feel that they should help the needy in some way or another. The problem is how to help them. This problem generally arises when there is a person sitting on the side of the road in battered clothes with a cardboard sign asking for some form of help, almost always in the form of money. Yet something makes the giver uneasy. What will they do with this money. Do they need this money. Will it really help them. The truth of the matter is, it won't. However, there are things that can be done to help the needy....   [tags: Beggars, Homeless Essays]

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My Work Experience At A Homeless Shelter

- My work experience Introduction On the 25th of December 2014, in Taupo, I had volunteered to work at a homeless shelter. While I was there I had got told the procedures on what I was going to do on the job. My duties while working there was, cleaning, cooking, and serving. The idea of the homeless shelter is to meet, feed, and welcome other people that are less fortunate than us on Christmas. Background This event was set up by local people in the area which was held in the town hall every year ever since 2008....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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A Room At The Homeless Shelter

- After waiting in line for seven hours with a bag that weighs almost as much as her, 62 year old Abigail is the second to last person to receive a room at the homeless shelter. Her legs quiver in pain as she walks up two flights of stairs to a room she will be sharing with eight other people for the night. Tonight, Abigail will be able to wash her clothing, sleep in a heated room, and shower for the first time in a while. She sleeps for as long as she can, despite questionable odor and loud noises, but Abigail must leave the shelter by five AM....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Section 8, Homeless shelter]

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Homeless People Of Americ An Emergency Shelter Or Transitional Housing Program

- “On a single night in January 2015, 564,708 people were experiencing homelessness- meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program.” (NATEH) This statistic on homeless people in America is alarming, and absolutely terrible and in our current society, instead of assisting them, our society has learned to set them to the side and ignore the problem, as I used to. Up until recently I had really bad experiences with the homeless. As a child I felt bad when I saw a homeless person and wanted to help with anything I could, but growing up and being exposed to them through work, I seen a negative side of homeless people....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Homeless

- The homeless stand down was an eye-opener experience for me. I had the opportunity to interact with several individuals, and one family. Initially I conducted some interviews with them to help complete the questionnaire; and the remainder of the time, I escorted the individuals and helped them choose items that were necessary for them. As I talked to each of them, I realized that the present state of these individuals were a product of the current economic situations. According to the National Homeless Coalition (2009), work factors are one of the many reasons why individuals are homeless....   [tags: Social Issues, Economy, Informative]

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Homeless : Homeless And The United States

- Homeless in Hawai’i As you drive through popular areas of ‘Oahu such as Kaka’ako, you will notice the vast amount of homeless communities set up in parks and along the sidewalks. There are many areas on this island that have a homeless issue, causing many to agree that “Hawaii has the highest homeless per capita rate in the nation” (Ako, Loraine.) As small as the Hawaiian islands are, this statement reigns true. Even with all of the islands combined, it still would be considered the smallest state....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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The Homeless Population Becoming Homeless

- Introduction Homelessness….. Many assume those who are homeless took part in some type of drug or alcohol abuse which lead them to become homeless. It is an ongoing situation that has not been fully resolved in order to lower the risk of individuals of the youth population becoming homeless. The age group for homeless individuals who qualify as youth is nineteen years of age and under. In the United States, dysfunctional families are occurring more frequent, which is a vital reason adolescents are running away from their homes....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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Homeless : A Homeless Problem

- Most people find it hard to believe that there is a homeless problem in a town as small as ours, but unfortunately it is a fact. Some people think that if they can’t see the problem, that it doesn’t exist. Some of our citizens willfully turn a blind eye on the subject of local homelessness, claiming that it couldn’t happen here. But as a Dewitt citizen and a former homeless teenager, I mean it when I say we have a homeless problem. The rising amount of homeless persons in Dewitt, Iowa, and surrounding counties is rapidly increasing, and our resources are rapidly depleting, but there are steps that we can take to try and stop these tragedies....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Mental illness, Finance]

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The Problem Of The Homeless

- Walking down the streets of large cities it is common to see men, women, and sometimes even whole families laying beside buildings. Some people may ignore them and keep walking, some feel frightened, and some see the homeless as a human being and treat them like one. These people tend to be dirty, smelly, or they have a sad look that has overtaken their faces because of their struggle to survive. The people sleeping outside of buildings are homeless. Being homeless means not having anywhere to call home, although it also can mean living in a place that was never intended to house humans, such as a bus stop or a highway underpass....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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The Victims Of The Homeless

- The police face many different issues while out on patrol every day. One issue is that of the homeless. In many cities, homelessness has been criminalized, but we, as a society, have to question if this is the right thing to do. Should people who have the misfortune of being homeless be punished further. While everyone has some preconceived notions about the homeless, there have been studies to determine certain characteristics. Some of the more common myths about the homeless are that they are lazy, uneducated, criminals, and that they chose their life....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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The Rights Of The Homeless

- Laws that make the lives of the homeless more difficult are meant to decrease the amount of homeless people however they are counterproductive. Many of the cities enforcing these laws don’t have enough affordable housing available for the homeless. Also fines and criminal charges only make the lives of the homeless more challenging when applying for housing. Not to mention one night in jail costs on average three times as much as one night in a shelter. “The US Interagency Council on Homelessness has strongly advised local governments not to enact laws criminalizing homelessness as it fails to increase access to services and tends to create additional barriers for homeless people while also...   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Supportive housing]

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The Homeless Are NOT Bums

- Just because one homeless person has committed a crime or used the money he has collected on things such as alcohol or drugs does not mean that every homeless person is going to be like that. Many homeless people are Vietnam veterans, have a mental illness, or cannot survive in this economy which we are in. I have had a few experiences with homeless people but there is one which is unforgettable. It is much like when Nathaniel Ayres begins yelling at Mr. Lopez then proceeds to apologize later on (Lopez, 258)....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]

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The Perception of the Homeless

- There are over 3.5 million homeless people in the United States alone (National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness). Within this amount of people there are challenges beyond not having a home that most citizens with a home do not face that include thinking about appearance, quality and source of food, living space, and source of money. These are just a few things that non-homeless may overlook when thinking about the challenges of homelessness. The way that we as a nation perceive others around us comes into play here, because intentionally or not, homeless people are often judged based on their situation, rather than who they are....   [tags: Homelessness, United States, Epidemic]

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The Perception of the Homeless

- There are over 3.5 million homeless people in the United States alone (National Student Campaign against Hunger and Homelessness). Within this amount of people there are challenges beyond not having a home that the majority of citizens with a home do not face. These include: thinking about appearance, quality and source of food, living space, and source of money. Those mentioned are just a few things that non-homeless people may overlook when thinking about the challenges of homelessness. As a nation the way we perceive others around us comes into play here....   [tags: stereotypes, poverty]

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The Poverty Of The Homeless

- Bums. Addicts. Strays. Hobos. Homeless. In America, there is no optimism for the homeless. These people are a lost cause. They are just a waste- a blight to our beautiful cities. No one wants to acknowledge the man asleep in a deserted construction site. No one wants to imagine that he once had a purpose or that he once had hope for his future. Most of all, no one wants to recognize that he got to where he is today because our society as a system has failed him. For so many homeless people like this man, their problems begin as young adults....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Street children]

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The Rights Of The Homeless

- While viewing homeless individuals in the streets, Jeremy Bentham recognized that there is not only pain suffered by the homeless but also pain inflicted upon the non-homeless that view the homeless. To reach an economical solution, he proposed that society should pay to take the homeless off the streets, leading to less suffering by the homeless and the passerby. “Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do….” (Jeremy Bentham, Principles of Morals and Legislation, ch....   [tags: Utilitarianism, Ethics, Immanuel Kant, Morality]

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Homes for the Homeless

- Homelessness is a major health issue around the world that needs to be addressed. Many individuals in a community often misinterpret the cause of homelessness. Comments towards homeless people such as “get a job” or “go to school” often are used freely by members of soci-ety because they fail to look at the comprehensive of this oppressing issue. Homelessness has a strong link to the determinants of health (DOH), most notably income and social status (Fingfeld, 2010). The article, “No Funding for Homes for the Homeless” speaks on the issue of homeless-ness within the city of Prince Albert....   [tags: Sociology, Homelessness]

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The Homeless in Canada

- “Homeless is more than being without a home. It is tied into education needs, food, security; health issues both mental and physical, employment issues, etc. Don’t forget the whole picture.” (“Boxed In” 2005 pg. 108) Throughout my research I found there is a real cry out for action on providing more affordable house not just locally but throughout the country. There needs to be more funding available to build more gear to income or subsidized housing and all levels of government need to take action....   [tags: Homelessness Essays]

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Critique of Lars Eighner's Essay "Dumpster Diving"

- Yesterday, I threw out an old jar of peanut butter with only about an inch of it left. It had not expired yet, but we had gotten a new jar, and that one simply tasted better. I wasn't supporting the homeless community, or being wasteful, I was just trying to make room in the cabinet. If I would have kept that inch of peanut butter, it wouldn't have made the world's population of homeless people try to find work, nor want to get off the streets. Lars Eighner is suggesting that when we throw away things, homeless people can find a way to make use out of whatever it is....   [tags: homeless]

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The Homeless

- Many people become homeless because of family problems, where it is unable for them to stay or they can’t get help, so they move to the street life, hoping for better. In 2004 there is a lot more help available because people are becoming more aware of the homeless, there are more schemes that the homeless can run they can sell the ‘issue’ or get in a hostel, there is also support for young children and families. Children make up at least 20% of the homeless population....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Helping the Homeless

- 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....   [tags: asisting with healthcare, housing and childcare]

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The Homeless Youth

- Rationale According to the McKinney Act, A person is considered homeless who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2006). There are facts and myths the troubles our displaced citizens, as a result of these beliefs the homeless youth population as has been stereotyped and/or ostracized based on their circumstances. We will explore these myths to alleviate the misbelief or misunderstanding of this exclusive population of communal and societal members....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Homelessness Hidden in America

- Homelessness Hidden in America Homelessness in America has gone un-noticed for so long. For America to be the “land of opportunity” there is a large amount of people who have been deprived of what they were promised. There is so much this country offers, but at the same time there are so many qualifications. Not everyone can meet these standards that are sometimes required. This results in homelessness and poverty. Homelessness has become a hidden aspect in life. The government wants people to continue seeing America’s beauty....   [tags: Homeless]

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Homeless Is The Lack Of Characteristics Of Homelessness

- Homelessness issues Homeless is a convenient label for a variety of objective and subjective conditions of impoverish (Gory, M.l., Ritchey, F.J., & Mullis, J.,1990: Phelan, Link, Moore and Stueve, 1997). One serious obstacle to the study of homeless is the lack of characteristics of homelessness. National Heath Care for the Homeless (2016) shared there are groups of people who experience homelessness in different ways, but all homelessness is characterized by extreme poverty coupled with a lack of stable housing (Lee, Tyler & Wright, 2010)....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Effects Of Homelessness On The Homeless Population

- Homelessness can be defined as a person or family that does not have a fixed, acceptable place to reside or lives in a place that was not meant for human habitation, such as living on the streets or in a car (HUD, 2014). Homelessness does not discriminate due to age, sex or race. The homeless population consists of single adults, families with children, teenagers, and the elderly. While although each have specific needs one issue they have in common is the lack of a stable place to live. Characteristics of the homeless can be very diverse and differ from one community to the next....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Homeless Hotspot Is A Campaign

- Can you think of the last time you saw a homeless man or woman. Did you ever wonder what their story was and how they ended up living on the side of the street. There are so many reasons that could have led them into living the lives they are today. Within different parts of the world, no matter where you live, what your story is, who you are or what you do, everybody is still equal one way or another. Unfortunately for the most part, society either views and treats the less fortunate graciously or with disrespect....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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Homelessness And The Homeless Into Permanent Housing

- Homelessness. Every 1 in 100 San Francisco residents are struck with this disease, trying to survive on the streets with no aid, support, or charity. Many people walking downtown don’t even acknowledge the homeless, let alone treat them as a normal human being. To counter this, it is essential we put the homeless into permanent housing, get as many people to volunteer doing local projects such as helping at a food bank or work at a shelter, and contribute to helping the homeless by donating clothes, food, and books....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Humanitarian aid]

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Homeless Is Not A Right Of Any Child

- A cold, hungry child, emaciated, roaming the cold, dark streets looking for some dilapidated shelter to rest of the only terrifying, lonely world they know. Grime and dirt layer her face, every layer telling of one more day of uncertainty. Clothing tattered, and worn, paper thin, holes brazen as skin is exposed. The heartbreaking image of America 's homeless youth.Image Choosing to be homeless is not a right of any child. Childhood is a time for growth and wonder. No child should ever have to wonder what, where and when a meal comes from, or how they will keep warm from day to day....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Street children]

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Effects Of Being Homeless On Children

- Effects of Being Homeless on Children It is logical that there are numerous health, nutritional, developmental, and psychological problems that are associated with being homeless as a youth. Health problems start even before birth if a mother is homeless and pregnant then her baby is more likely to be born with a lower birth weight than compared to normal children (Rafferty, Y., & Shinn, M., 1991). Children who are born into homelessness have higher death rates (1991). This could be due to the lack of prenatal care for homeless pregnant women....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Social relation, Education]

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Health Care Accessibility for the Homeless

- According to a study conducted by the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, “Homelessness can be the cause as well as the result of poor health” (Wise, Emily, Debrody, Corey & Paniucki, Heather, 1999, p.445). This is a theme that has existed within the homeless population for decades. While progressive programs are being put in place all over the country to provide adequate medical services, many are still finding that health care needs of individuals as well as communities are not being met....   [tags: Health Care, Primary Care Giver]

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Mindset For The Homeless : The Problem Of Homelessness

- Mindset For The Homeless In the world we live in today, the normality of homelessness is worrying since a problem so serious should not be made common but into something fixable. Homelessness can be described as people who are living in a place that lacks safety and stability. We see this as a major issue in every country because no one nation has been able to completely eradicate homelessness. We can look at the stats about what countries contain the most homeless and the effect that has on the countries economy, but something we all choose to ignore is how homelessness is effecting those mentally....   [tags: Mental disorder, Schizophrenia, Disability]

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Homeless in The United States

- Homelessness is a problem that happens in many different countries around the world. Definitions of homelessness are defined in different meanings by different people. However, the Stewart B. McKinney Act defines a homeless person as “ one who lacks a fixed permanent nighttime residence or whose nighttime residence is a temporary shelter, welfare hotel, or any public or private place not designed as sleeping accommodations for human beings” (McNamara 1025). It is impossible to find out exactly the number of homeless; however, the researchers can do a study to estimate that number....   [tags: poverty, delinquency, juvenile justice]

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Mental Health and the Homeless Community

- Introduction The Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] used the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ definition of mental illness as “health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning” (2011). Our community is exposed to a large number of individuals with mental illness. Among those individuals are the widespread homeless populations. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development reported “twenty-five percent of the sheltered homeless report a severe mental illness (as cited in Allender, Rector and Warner 2014 p....   [tags: health, disease control]

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Homeless Is Not Just A Domestic Issue

- Homelessness in China Homeless is not just a domestic issue, there is more too it than just someone who cannot hold down a job and that means they cannot afford to live in a house. There could be multiple factors that come into play when someone is homeless. A person might have a drug or alcohol problem, they might not have the money to support their family if they live in a house, or it could be because of a natural disaster. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes and floods are reasons why people can become homeless....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Homeless Veterans : The United States

- Introduction Homelessness among veterans has become a major problem in the United States. According to The National Alliance to End Homelessness, states with the largest numbers of homeless Veterans included: California, Florida, New York, Texas, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, and Oregon. The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with just a little of them are female. Most of them are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, World War II, Vietnam War]

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Emergency Care For The Homeless

- First responders such as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) get a good look at the problems presented regarding health care for the homeless. Many emergency calls each day in any emergency system are devoted to dealing with a homeless person who has suffered from a chronic and untreated problem that has progressed unchecked and turned into an acute problem. And where are these patients taken. They are taken to the local emergency room to treat what likely would have been avoided if preventative measures had already been put into place....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Health care]

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The Homeless in Our Community

- Table of Contents Literature Review — 3 Methodology — 5 Findings — 6 Summary — 8 Works Cited/Works Used — 9 Appendix: Survey Form — 11 LITERATURE REVIEW In this information behavior study, our group examines the everyday information resources, needs, and behaviors of the homeless. Literature research has led us to many key resources. Important literature on our topic includes Everyday Information Needs and Information Sources of Homeless Parents, The Homeless and Information Needs and Services, and Are the economically poor information poor....   [tags: Homelessness In Our Community, 2015]

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The Problem Of Homeless Face

- All throughout America the homeless wander aimlessly looking for a way out, a way back to being treated as people, a way back to their old lives. These are people who have great potential, Many of which had jobs, family, and money. But then something caused that to disappear, and now they need our help. The problem the homeless face is not that they don 't have the incentive and motivation to go and retrieve themselves; it 's the lack of help from the communities they live in. Too often the homeless are left on the side of the freeway holding signs begging for money, with no answer....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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Homeless People in Charlotte and America

- The amount of homeless people in Charlotte and America is on the rise at an unbelievable rate. Our local government is under a lot of pressure to find a solution to this community issue, as it should. There are currently 2,400 people living permanently on the streets (Homeless Research Institute). Charlotte officials need to come up with innovative and creative plans to address this issue. It isn’t enough to just move people out of homelessness, we have to prevent them from falling into it in the first place....   [tags: prevention, re-entering society]

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People Who Are Poverty Or Homeless?

- There are numerous of things impossible to believe about people who are in poverty or homeless. Almost a quarter of all individuals do not have electricity. Not many people imagine living on less than ten dollars a day, but eighty percent of people actually do. (Eleven facts about global). Think that is bad. Actually, “one half of the worlds population—more than three billion people — live on less than 2 dollars and fifty cents a day. More than one billion and three hundred million live in extreme poverty— less than a dollar and twenty five cents a day” (Eleven facts about global)....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Unemployment]

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The Image Of Homeless People

- The Image of Homeless People in America “Hey, look it’s the Grouch!”, uttered from a child on the “Sesame Street” children’s program (The Grouch, “Sesame Street”). This character, the Grouch, is green and smelly that lives in a garbage can on the side of the road. Many viewers see the Grouch as a homeless individual on Sesame Street. On the show, this character has an ill nature and seems to be upset at everyone (The Grouch, “Sesame Street”). Many of the characters on the show criticize the Grouch for his rude behavior and some avoid him due to fear....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Homelessness: Who Are The Homeless?

- 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. 1). However, there is a new meaning to homeless today....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Challenge that Homeless People Face

- Thesis/Intro Homelessness is a growing epidemic across the country. Over 2 million people are homeless in America, and that number is increasing. 40% are families with kids, 30% are drug and/or alcohol addicts, 23% are mentally ill and 10% are veterans (Triplett, 2004, para. 1). This terrible misfortune has led to many unsuspecting people leading impoverished lifestyles, and facing the horrific and heart-wrenching tragedy of abandonment. The purpose of this essay is to not only persuade the readers to get involved in ending homelessness on local and national efforts, but to embrace new and creative ways of helping to end this rapidly growing problem, by taking action to end this catastrophic...   [tags: Poverty, America, Contrasts]

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The Health Condition Of Homeless People

- Introduction: The Health Condition of Homeless People Estimates from the Homelessness Partnering Secretariat of Canada in partnering with some Non-Governmental Organizations have in the past released some disturbing statistics concerning the number of Canadians who are homeless. They suggest that approximately 150,000 to 200,000 Canadians residents experience homelessness per annum without calculating the ones who prefer to seek refuge from their friends and families. Evidently, homelessness is a persistent problem which prevails around the entire Canada due to the escalating figures which illustrate massive numbers of people without shelters....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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The Chicago Coalition For The Homeless

- The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless estimates that between 2014 and 2015, 125,848 Chicagoans were homeless. 20,205 homeless students were identified by Chicago Public Schools. 98.1% of the students identified were 'children of color ', and 18.3% were diagnosed with disabilities or developmental delays. 54,638 students were identified throughout all of Illinois. People living in families comprise half of Chicago 's homeless population. 14% of Chicago 's homeless adults were employed. It seems to me that it 's really quite difficult to argue against helping the homeless, yet, somehow some people do, and legislation gets passed, and services get denied....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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Homeless Is A Long Standing Problem

- Ultimately, by exploring the reasons why homeless exist and increased, how they influence the society, and how to solve the homeless issue. Homelessness which is from the inequality social systems that people have many prejudice and biases between street sleepers, such as lack of proper education, imperfect plan of the welfare agencies and class privilege and discrimination. Due to the community do not have enough support with the homeless people, they try to escape difficulties and become gave up themselves....   [tags: Sociology, Poverty, Homelessness, Old age]

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Factors Affecting The Homeless Population

- What factors can be attributed to homelessness. The United States spends over a billion dollars each year to assist homeless persons to find permanent supportive housing. Federal programs provide funding for specific sub-groups with the idea that providing housing to these groups will end the national problem. Without continued analysis of the social construction that hinders the homeless population, funding will not reach the target destination resulting in misplaced effort. This paper provides an informational and critical analysis of homelessness in the United States and the relationship between the number of homeless persons and multiple other factors....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Supportive housing]

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The Psychological Problems Of The Homeless

- “The Psychological Problems of the Homeless” According to “The State of Homelessness In America”, there were about 600,000 homeless people in America in the year of 2014. These are the people that are sleeping outside, in emergency shelters, or in transitional housing programs. Who are these people some might wonder. Most of the homeless people in America are in fact veterans, poor people, and even those who are unemployed and can no longer afford living expenses. There are multiple causes that could lead to any American to become homeless....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Mental disorder, Mental illness]

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Healthcare For The Homeless ( Hch )

- Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) started in 1985 and was one of the first 19 Federal Funded projects. In the early 80’s, they recognized that homelessness was an issue. In 1987, it was operated out of bonds in Liberty Heights. In 1989, they moved to Park Ave and stayed there for 20 years. In 2010, they moved to Fallsway and still are there till this day and are expanding their building. HCH provides tons of services for the homeless population such as physical health care services, behavioral health care services, and supportive services such as finding housing, keeping housing, finding jobs and much more....   [tags: Health, Health care, Homelessness]

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