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Homeless : How Prevent Homeless

- ... Another generalization would be “stereotype” (2). Gladwell argue should find the solution for the reduce the high cost of housing and social service available for the homeless in American had stereotyped of not able to have good education, better health care and there is no place for them to live in the shelter because they are poor. People in America should educate children and other people why people are homeless and the reason for being homeless in the first place. The first reason why peoples became homeless is that people lost their jobs, their homes are destroying from tornados, and mudslide and other young teenagers like to run away from home because of alcohols and addiction to d...   [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

- ... The number of men, woman and children who have fallen victim to homelessness in Phoenix is on the rise and the Phoenix government must takes action before it is too late and homeless people lose their life. With the rising number of homeless rising every night it is becoming harder for the shelters to house them since they do not have enough space or resources available to help. Since 2013 there has not been a new report done to count how many homeless people are living in Phoenix, but one thing that is known is that an “anticipated 250 families in Maricopa County are homeless every night”(Taylor )....   [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?

- ... down beside me in silence and the feeling I had sitting there beside her tugged at my heart. She wore clothes that were more rags than anything, her dull silver hair looked knotted up, and her eyes were sunken in from long sleepless night and swollen from crying. As I sat right there beside her I asked her if she was hungry ; of course her answer was yes. I went back inside and fixed up two hot dogs, chips, and a drink. When I walked out and she had seen what I had done she busted into tears.My heart went fully out to her as she finally opened up and told me her story....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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The Problem Of Homeless People

- ... A consequence of paying the homeless people more money is they might not know what to do with the money or how to responsibly use the money. The homeless people could spend the money on drugs or alcohol instead of helping themselves. An implicit value associated with this is responsibility, the homeless person has to be responsible enough to handle money they make. A consequence of 3 finding the homeless people a place to stay during the conference is what happens after the conference. After the conference they would be put back on the street and become homeless again....   [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

- ... They are given deadlines to get their lives together. Once those deadline are met they eventually get kicked out to the streets. The last group not taken into consideration is the homeless in prison or mental institutions. Many prisoners are homeless. Frequently homeless people deliberately break laws, so they could get arrested and have shelter and a warm meal. With overcrowded shelters this becomes their only alternative in finding protection from the rain or freezing temperatures. In addition, that they do not take into factor these cases that people experience, the homeless count is not conducted in all of Los Angeles County....   [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

- ... The man began waving the knife around in the two women’s faces and threatened to stab them both. Now I began to fear the worst, and it wasn 't until one of the women’s siblings ran to me in fear that I realized I had to get out of the hallway and protect this young child from possibly seeing his older sister get stabbed by some crazy man. I ran into my room with the child and locked the door until the adults on the floor told me it was okay to come out. They had arrested the man and the two women were unharmed....   [tags: Homelessness, 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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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

- ... Fagan followed Dick around and learned his story. In his article, Homeless, Mike Dick was 51, Looked 66, He worsens the situation by mentioning after Dick was “scooped off the streets by city homelessness counselors and given a roof” (Fagan 335), he passed away from being sick after only being there for 15 months. Admittedly, impoverished people are not getting the help they need right away and by the time they do receive help it is too late because they die of a disease they contacted while they were out on the street for years....   [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

- ... (2015). Retrieved December 10, 2015, from http://www.congress.gov). The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act 3 On April 22, 2015 The U.S. Senate failed to pass S.A.290/S.262, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, despite the majority of the Senate voting in favor of this legislation in a 56 to 43 vote against (“Legislation to Protect Homeless and Vulnerable Youth Failed to Pass the Senate Today” n.d., para1). This legislation would have comprehensively reauthorized the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), but was 4 votes short of the required 60 vote threshold....   [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

- ... Another way these homeless shelters could provide support for the homeless community is by ensuring the individual is educated in the assistance programs available to them. Many homeless do not take advantage of the programs available to them simply from the lack of knowledge or resources to start and maintain them. Government assistance programs provide low- or no-income persons or families access to food benefits like the Food Stamp Program, Medicaid or Medicare for healthcare benefits, a free cellphone and cellphone minutes, clothing and shoes, and in some states like North Carolina, programs like the Work First Program....   [tags: Homelessness, Homeless shelter]

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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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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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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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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

- ... Sometimes stereotypes are true, but not in this situation. People who suffer in extreme poverty look like the rest of us. They don’t look dirty, and they don’t go barefoot. The person sitting across from you might be living in poverty. They might be worrying about where their next meal will come from, or how they can pay the already over due rent this month. How can we fix this problem. How can we prevent poverty. There are a couple of different solutions, one of the most important being education....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Mental illness, Finance]

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The Problem Of The Homeless

- ... Homeless people are discriminated against because of their living circumstances by law enforcement, businesses, and social and medical services. To begin with, law enforcement plays a huge role in the discrimination of homeless people. In a recent survey, 66.6% of the homeless said that they have felt discriminated against by law enforcement. Law enforcement officers have verbally and physically abused the homeless because of their living situation. In the article “Virtually All Homeless People Experience Discrimination” reported that a homeless woman’s testimony stated ”she was told by a DC police officer not to lie down on the bench to sleep, she could only sit up to sleep”(Keyes 1)....   [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 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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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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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

- ... Many homeless youth “score poorly on standardized reading and mathematics test and often required to repeat a grade” (Rafferty, Y., & Shinn, M., 1991). The article explains that some possible reasons why homeless youth struggle more than other students due to “poor school attendance, lack of adequate educational services, inadequate shelter conditions, and shelter instability.” Growing up homeless, I missed a lot of school mostly due to the fact that most hotels have a limit on how long you can stay for an extended period of time most of which is 24 days....   [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

- ... The fact about this large number of homeless is that about only 18% of the homeless population suffers from chronic homelessness, this means that these individuals or families have been living unsheltered for a longer period than a year. As previously mentioned, the larger group of approximately 82% has been displaced for a year or less, creating the fluxuation in numbers (Lã¶Fstrand). Actions of our country could be to blame for the large amount of the homeless. With our unstable economy and bad job market people lose everything they own including their home....   [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

- ... The percentage of people in Hong Kong that are homeless and have a mental illness is 62.7%. In this essay they also provide data charts that show the statistics of mental illnesses, what they are and who has what. The attempts of suicide that homeless people try, history of the illnesses throughout the homeless, the demographics of the homeless and many more things of how and why people are homeless are more reasons given to back up these facts. In Larina Chi-Lap Yim et al, there are some examples of pathos that are used....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Homeless Veterans : The United States

- ... (Homeless Veteran Employment Assistance Guide for Service Providers, n.d.) Some employers didn’t want to hire the veterans because they believe that veterans are most likely to have negative stereotypes including post-traumatic stress . Furthermore, cost of rent and utilities have been increased lately which causes people lack of affordable housing. Since 2000, the incomes of low-income households have declined as rents continue to rise (National Low Income Housing Coalition, 2005). In 2009, a worker would need to earn $14.97 to afford a one-bedroom apartment and $17.84 to afford a two-bedroom apartment....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, World War II, Vietnam War]

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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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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

- ... It 's reducing a complex person with complex problems into something flat, unreal, and other. This allows for that horribly simple statement “Why don 't they just get a job?” which actually, on the surface, literally, is just the question to ask; Why. Why are they in this terrible situation; why have they been rendered dependent on unsupportive systems; why does this happen in one of the wealthiest places on the planet. But this question is generally not asked with the bigger question in mind; it is always a rhetorical; a kind of willingly ignorant statement of disgust, or non-understanding, or maybe just an unwillingness to understand....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty]

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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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The Homeless: Discarded Like Garbage

- Homelessness affects millions each year within the United States with poverty-stricken children roaming the streets, prostitutes on every street corner, and Vietnam veterans sick with mental illnesses. With today’s failing economy, homelessness is a common thing to see in massive cities such as Los Angeles where Central City East, more commonly known as Skid Row, contains the largest amount of homeless persons within our country. Inside this area, camping tents are frequently seen on the streets and cardboard boxes litter the sidewalk for use as makeshift beds for those without a roof....   [tags: homelessness, poverty]

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The Homeless At Fort Smith

- ... These statistics indicate that we are not doing enough to shelter those that need it in our community and are lagging far behind other states and communities. Health and Safety and are two characteristics in which homeless differ dramatically from Americans that have shelter. Homeless are more likely to be malnourished or have food insecurity along with a significantly higher rate of nearly all chronic conditions such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, cardiovascular conditions and seizures....   [tags: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States]

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Our Obligation to Help the Homeless

- The sun was already dipping behind the horizon, but the daylight still lingered in the sky. People watched with an unwavering gaze, as a fiery red orb of light slowly sank beneath the horizon, and threads of light pierced the sky, until all that was left of the sunset was darkness. Then, suddenly the clouds lingered together, becoming darker as time passed. Heavy rain flooded the streets. Fortunately, so many of us can be in the comfort of our homes avoiding getting drenched, but much more of us have to suffer with the agony of not having a real place to call their home....   [tags: social issues, poverty]

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The Problem Of A Homeless Population

- ... Students may experience family conflict, poverty as well as stigma, making staying in school difficult. In 2009 the annual income for someone who completed high school or had his or her GED could have an annual income of $27,380 compared to a high school drop out whose income would fall below $20,000 to $19,540 annually, well below the poverty level and are more likely to loose their job during a recession or economic downturn (http://cahomelessyouth.library.ca.gov/docs/pdf/CaliforniasHomelessStudents_AGrowingPopulation.pdf)....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Socioeconomics]

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The Problem Of Homeless Children

- When most people think about what kind of people are homeless, they often think of a shabbily dressed, elder male sitting in the front of a random doorway, with a wine bottle in a brown paper bag. However, homelessness for the past years has begun to be more visible. Homeless children are portrayed in welfare and academic literature as a category of "children at risk." Whatever happens in early childhood can affect a child 's lifetime. In young children, the results are harsh. Stress can result from major trauma, which can weaken the developing brain and lead to lifelong problems....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Begging]

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Poverty and Homeless Teens in the World

- Homeless teens are a very serious matter that’s going on in this world, teens aren’t Eating right or don’t have anywhere to live and are just completely alone. I believe that homelessness is a problem that can be solved. With up to 300,000 people across United States without a safe place to call home and an annual price tag that exceeds $2 billion, governments can no longer afford not to invest in a lasting solution to this country's housing crisis. Poverty and homelessness are a worldwide problem mostly found in teens....   [tags: sexual orientation, eating habits]

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The Problem Of Homeless People

- ... Then we have to incorporate travel costs to these sweatshops which is just inconvenience. We need to lift this veil of ignorance and see that homeless people are just bring the economy down and we need to make a decision which will not rip more pockets open and bring other down that can be very rich. For example, if the government had some sort of brain they could stop cutting rich peoples taxes for homeless people so the rich can be rich beyond their capability. The rich should not be afraid to earn more money then be worried they have to pay more than half that to the homeless people like Justin Trudeau wants....   [tags: Poverty, Homelessness, Angelina Jolie]

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A Rhetorical Examination of The Homeless and Their Children

- In “The Homeless and Their Children”, author Jonathon Kozol explains how poverty and homelessness can go hand in hand, but he also shows his readers that the government in New York City during the 1980’s did not really attempt to assist those in need. The author shows us how the homeless and illiterate struggled by sharing with us an interview with a young woman called Laura who resided in a massive welfare hotel. Kozol did not find it necessary to write this piece in a persuasive tone, or a compassionate tone, or even an angry tone to get his message across....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Social Services and Homeless Families

- Social Services and Homeless Families Working in the homeless service field I have witnessed many families that are trying to make a living for themselves, but do not have the resources or the skills to live independently. As a housing specialist I have assisted many families by encouraging them and teaching them skills to maintain permanent housing. Although my profession consists of obtaining permanent housing many families have different factors or hurdles they have to overcome. Most of these families have experienced traumatic events such as domestic violence or drug use within the household....   [tags: Poverty, Skills, Permanent Housing, Independence]

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Help for Homeless Incarcerated Women

- ... The message was not previously researched properly in the sociology of America. It has changed in the current sociology because the increasing of women population had their freedom since the women movement in 1970s to the 21st century. There has been undone researching the updated sociology of women largely and unnoticed. The current problem was a cluster of women population ended up homeless from prisons due to addictions and their behaviors ended up out of control. The metholody of Prevention approaches has been transformative successfully from Susan Burton’s ideas....   [tags: Susan Burton's unscripted documentary]

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The Problem Of Homeless People

- Homeless people who do not have regular places to live and they always change the live place all the time. Homeless people mostly are the lowest class and low-income group of people. This issue exists for a long time and becomes social phenomena. People who live under the bridge, subway station, fast food store and stay these places for a whole day. They mostly like lying on the bench and covering with a newspaper. Poverty is the main reason that lead to homeless. Someone might think that why those people are lazy, giving up themselves, not find a job and depending on other people for helping....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Begging]

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Health Care For The Homeless

- Described as a significant determinant of poor health, homeless people face many medical challenges due to long term exposure to weather, infections, drugs, limited access to ongoing health care and is associated with a high incidence of acute and chronic health problems. (Henwood, 2013) According to the National Health Care for the Homeless, a person is labeled homeless that does not have primary residence, they may reside with family or friends, stay in shelters, live under bridges, in automobiles, in parks, and rely on emergency shelters, for shelter at night....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Homelessness]

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Abandoned Homes Outnumber The Homeless

- ... “Affordable Housing” states that, “a shortage of low-cost housing is partly blamed for the scarcity of home health care workers. At $7 to $9 an hour, they don 't earn enough to qualify for the affordable housing being built by local nonprofits” (Tanner par 7). It is difficult to remain settled in a setting of poverty from previously being homeless because poverty perpetuates. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is defined as, “an executive department of the United States government....   [tags: Homelessness, Unemployment]

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