During the summer of 2016, a family friend, as well as a former resident of the beautiful city of Portland, became homeless and began the struggled life of a bum. The path he was taking in life was far from the correct one. He had no motivation or guidance, he was mentally unstable because of post- traumatic stress from his duty in the military, and obviously was not financially stable due to his felony ruining any job opportunity to create an income. The government did nothing. He was truly hopeless.
Homelessness in baltimore is extremely sad and pitiful. Many people are homeless due to the fact they might have lost their job or they don’t have enough funds to provide for their family and pay for an adequate home. Some people just refuse to pay for rent, this will cause eviction from the home. This is what lead to homelessness, and its sad. Everyday on my way to school I see homeless people begging for change or laying down on the sidewalk.
Seeing homeless people on the side of the streets sad, hungry, desperate for just a bite of a sandwich or even a couple dollars to get them by for the next few days, made me realize how much I want to help people who are in need. This is the reason I am becoming a nurse practitioner and become apart of The National Guard. Desperation strongly shows in oneself, especially those in
Imagine living in a home where there is no water what so ever and can 't even use the restroom or take a nice shower ? California is in a critical drought and need to help and find ways to help as much As possible .Women ,Men , and children in a small town in California are receiving the worst of the drought and are having their most used privileges throughout the day revoked. This small town is going through difficult times and may be obsolete and be a abandoned town due to living conditions. These Men and Women and small children are all receiving this horrible time and can 't even have a nice shower when they want . Source #2 says “when it first went dry , we used to drive 45 minutes away to my daughter 's house to have a shower .
There are over 600,000 homeless people in America today. This has become a big issue over time that needs attention. No one likes to see people in need, struggling to make a living. Homelessness in America is constantly being talked about, but no one makes a move to help all of those people who need it. There are a lot of problems that come with homelessness, such as finding a way to fund this project, how are the homeless going to be helped in the meantime, and how are they going to be assisted after they find decent homes.
I chose this topic because there seems to be a growing epidemic of homeless veterans in our country. This is very sad when you think of how those men and women voluntarily signed up to serve. There are so many Americans that live by the slogan “Land of the Free because of the Brave” yet, you have so many brave men and women eating out of garbage cans and sleeping under bridges. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans there are several factors that contributed to displacement of veterans such as shortage of affordable housing, low income, and inadequately healthcare. As well as the lack of family and social support not to mention the returning home wounded veterans suffering with the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression
Women and children are overwhelming affected by this, with one in two homeless women with children in homeless services are escaping domestic violence (Homelessness in Australia 2012). In addition to domestic violence the other frequent seen causes of homelessness are, lack of affordable housing, intergenerational poverty, unemployment, mental illnesses and young people exiting state care (Homelessnessaustralia.org.au, 2015). A common misconception is that mental health and drug addiction are the main circumstances for people being homeless(Roger, June 2015) .Although there is a link between the two circumstances most homeless individuals develop mental health issues and drug addiction after living on the streets for a long period of time (Homelessness in Australia 2012). Amongst these individuals teenagers living on the streets are at a higher risk of developing drug addictions and mental illnesses, mainly due to how young and impressionable they are (Homelessness in Australia 2012). According to Youth Of The Streets, a non-profit organisation that helps youths living in difficult substitutions find better living accommodation.
Other great problem is obesity. In the video they mention that most of the people blame the sick person for their own obesity and it is part of their fault, but sometimes they cannot help it. They do not have enough money to buy healthy food and in some places like Oakland there are not supermarkets that sell healthy food. These people were born poor and they want to overcome it, but instead of receiving help they are receiving
“Homelessness has complex causes, including a changing economy, joblessness, and the loss of low-rent housing in cities.” (Mechanic, David). Society takes no mind in addressing the issue and create a preconceived notion derived from substance abuse regarding homelessness as a matter of choice and not misfortune and unforeseen events. Society thinks of them as lacking the wherewithal, simply giving up on life and refuse to be a part of a functioning society. Consequently, many are forced to stay in free shelters; others live in their vehicles while the remainder is living in areas not meant for habitation such as downtown areas, under bridges and
Women who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless often lack control over their lives because they are dependent on others to provide accommodation (Australian Human Rights Commission, 2008). Over a third of women over the age of 15 have experienced physical, psychological and/or sexual violence at the hands of a current or former partner. Domestic violence is the number one reason why people present themselves to specialist homeless services, with 55% of female clients citing this reason (Homelessness Australia, 2012). These women are at risk of a shortage of affordable and available rental housing. If these women do leave the abuse it is harder for them to find and afford housing, this is due to them being the primary carer for the family and for this reason are more likely to be unemployed (Homelessness Australia, 2012).
Homelessness is a struggle that most people don’t know, or that people ignore because they frown on homeless people. These people frown on homeless people because the homeless are often unshaven ruff looking people that had a bad turn in life, this life changing event that turned them into what some people frown upon. These people are frowned upon by so many but the people that frown upon them have no idea what their going through. Being homeless, a struggle known by too many in the United States, in fact there are estimated numbers of 633,782 people being homeless in just the United States alone. These people have found their self’s homeless for many different reasons like bad decisions, not a high enough paying job, or no job could be found,
The story society is told about homelessness is often two-dimensional. Nameless faces down on their luck, carrying their lives in big overstuffed bags, sleeping on the street, holding cardboard signs asking for spare change or standing in line for a hot meal. When one types ‘images of homelessness’ into Google this is specifically what they will find. This limited view is frustrating when you know the story is far more complex. When you put names to faces and realize that, for many people experiencing homelessness, hardship is not where they intend for their story to end.
Many people don’t wish to be homeless, but some of their choices can result to homelessness. Many have ended up homeless, they don’t spend their money correctly. Some people have focused their life on drugs, and since they never paid for food or rent they ended up indigent and homeless. Others believe that many homeless people are just to slothful to help themselves. Many homeless people are not wanting to put the effort into a job even if that means they will become homeless and indigent.