Homeless Essays

  • Homeless

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    “The weather seems to be getting a bit chillier around here lately” Charlie Houser proclaims. “ Living homeless is not so bad as long as you understand that you are homeless and make it your every day life.” implies Charlie. Charlie is a man that goes around thinking of things to do from day to day. On Vine Street in Coryville, a thin, short, black man stands between two buildings fighting off another Cincinnati winter. He is unshaven with a scraggly beard. His skin is rugged looking and tough.

  • The Homeless in America

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    The Homeless in America " I never imagined that I would be homeless." Although I have read this statement made over and over again, the facts behind it remain astonishing. The facts are that there are millions of homeless in America today. Many of these people had no choice but to become homeless. Economic problems such as being laid off work, or the rise in the cost of housing had lead people to live on the streets. Many of the homeless are women that have become divorced or have left

  • Homeless Americans

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    to be low, and wages high. Yet there is still an extraordinary amount of homeless people living in the United States. In an article entitled “The Criminalization of Homelessness” Celine-Marie Pascale tries to convey how the homeless are being treated unfairly by society. Criminalization might be a little too strong a word to apply to the punishment of homeless people, but Pascale is trying to make a statement about the homeless situation in the United States today. I would like to take a closer look

  • Homeless in America

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    Homeless in America Homelessness affects millions of Americans each year, with approximately one third of this population suffering from severe mental disorders. In Las Cruces we have a number of homeless people that have a mental disorder. Las Cruces does not provide the homeless mentally ill with sufficient services. it is necessary to provide them with support, protection, treatment, and rehabilitation. Although surveys have been conducted defending that mental illness does cause homelessness

  • Homeless Cafes

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    Homeless Cafes There seems to be a welcome trend unfolding in social services for the homeless. In place of large, impersonal soup kitchens, small cafes are springing up with a philosophy that is all too rare-treat the homeless with respect and dignity, and maybe they'll respond to available services. It began with Cafe 458 in Atlanta in 1988, which since has served as a model for similar cafes across the country. Cafe 458 was founded to serve good meals to small groups of homeless individuals

  • Homeless In The Homeless

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    Houston’s Homeless can stop being a problem. The City of Houston and its residents can come together to help find ways to help those in need. By learning and understanding why a person may become homeless can provide information that can help us resolve this problem. Driving around downtown Houston you may notice many people living in the streets. Many people complain about the homeless in the Houston area. This has been a problem that has been going on for quite some time. Homeless people in many

  • Homeless In Homeless

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    Homelessness in Orange County As the number of homeless people in America continues to rise, homelessness has become a central issue in the County of Orange. A homeless person can be defined as an individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and has a primary nighttime residence that is a supervised, publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations. (“U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development”) Whether homelessness is a result

  • Homeless People Are Homeless

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    There are over 500,000 homeless individuals that roam through streets without knowing where their next meal is. To many it doesn 't make a difference whether they see homeless people on the streets. Some even have hatred towards them, furthermore hurt them greatly. People view them as disgusting individuals that need to learn the way of life, however they are just like every other human being they are, citizens, they live in the residency, they just don 't have a place to live at or food to eat

  • Effects Of Homeless People In The Homeless

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    are literally homeless. They have no shelter: they sleep in doorways, in parks or under bridges. Or they sleep in public buildings like railway or bus stations, or in night shelters set up to provide homeless people with a bed. (Leach, Monte. "A Roof Is Not Enough - a Look at Homelessness Worldwide, by Monte Leach, Share International Archives." N.p., 12 Jan. 2016). New York is the second place where there are more homeless people. In New York there is a street where a lot of homeless people stay during

  • Homeless Citizens?

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    Homeless citizens are often considered a burden, more over, society’s burden. The down-and-out seem, to the average citizen, to be habitually on drugs, or prone to violent behaviour. Should it not be our responsibility to help those who can not help themselves? That is just it, some of the impoverished are living under such appalling conditions that they can not pick themselves up onto their own strength. I have a few questions that I would like the average person to think about regarding the homeless:

  • Homeless People Homeless Essay

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    governing question of this research is: Why are homeless people homeless? In addition to the governing question: What were the events leading up to being homeless? Why haven’t they done anything to change their current status? What are the struggles with being homeless?     What made me interested in this topic is because majority of the homeless are not getting the supplies they need due to scammers. I personally have not experienced being homeless, so I am interested to hear their stories and observe

  • Homeless People

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    to end a growing epidemic of homeless people. Statistics show people living in poverty are most at risk of becoming homeless. Economically they are at a higher risk of losing what little they already have. The number of homeless families with children has increased significantly over the past decade. They are among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. They are approximently 40% of people who are homeless. In rural areas the largest group of homeless people are families, single

  • Homeless People

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    There are over 100 million homeless people worldwide who are ordinary human beings. They often are stripped of their natural human rights and are segregated from their community. Many are looked upon as criminals that do not deserve to be treated properly. They often camp in public parks, and are brutally awakened in the middle of the night; “rousted out of bed, and told to move all of their possessions out of whatever space they are in within a given period of time, often an hour” (Anawim Christian

  • Homeless Children In America

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    Homeless Children in America To be homeless is to not have a home or a permanent place of residence. Nationwide, there is estimated to be 3.5 million people that are homeless, and roughly 1.35 million of them are children. It is shown that homeless rates, which are the number of sheltered beds in a city divided by the cities population, have tripled since the 1980’s (National Coalition for Homeless, 2014). Worldwide, it is estimated that 100 million children live and work on the streets. Homeless

  • Learning from the Homeless

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    consequently I had no trouble spotting him: a tall, dark, gray-haired man. He caught my gaze, and started walking towards me. As I took in his gaunt frame, his tattered red t-shirt, and the holes in his great sweats, it dawned on me that before me stood a homeless man. Reaching my table, he asked if he could sit down with me but I declined. I wasn't in the mood to talk to him, and so mumbling a poor excuse and an apology that was probably a few octaves below any decipherable level, and not particularly caring

  • Homeless Families in America

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    Thesis Statement This paper will examine a subgroup of the homeless population, homeless families. It will explore the multiple causes of family homelessness and the consequences homelessness has on family life. The three main reasons for the abundance of dispossessed families within America are the following: 1) the lack of affordable housing, 2) low wages in the job-market, and 3) insufficient federal aid. In today’s society, these causes are the main contributors towards the heartbreaking

  • Homeless - The Ignored Community

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    Homeless - The Ignored Community As my friends and I were driving home from the mall the other afternoon, an older, disheveled-looking man was standing on the street corner holding a "I will work for food" sign. "He's just looking for easy money," commented one friend. While this is a possible reason, a more complicated one came to my mind. Perhaps this was a homeless man who had used up his time at the local shelter. Many people do not think homelessness is a problem, but the homeless

  • What Is Homeless Population On The Homeless Population

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    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

  • Project Hope For The Homeless

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    Project Hope for the Homeless "I work off and on. Mostly day work is all there is. Used to be a teacher. I'd like to find a good job, but how? When you're on the street, you've got one set of clothes, two if you're lucky, and they're always dirty. No place to shave, shower, clean up. And any job that's decent will ask for an address, phone number, a driver's license. It's hard to break out of the cycle and into focus. " --Mark (a homeless person) Mark is just one of the estimated 1.2 -2 million

  • homeless in new york city winter

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    you ever asked yourself why don’t this homeless person just go and                stay in a shelter and eat and sleep in a warm place an d leave me alone? S/P          Today I will inform my audience about the decisions homeless people have                to make. C/I          Many homeless people opt to stay on the streets rather than in a shelter. V/S          After today you will understand why homeless people who live on the street. Transition Our homeless society is now growing very quickly and