Since 1960s, some U.S. states have maintained old rules or tightened them, while others have granted more rights. Today, people actually sitting in prison lose the right to vote in 48 of the 50 states (all except Maine and Vermont). Denying the right to vote to an entire class of citizens is deeply problematic to a democratic society and counterproductive to effective reentry into being a human with ‘civic duties’. But current prisoners only represent about one-fourth of the 6.1 million disenfranchised. The rest are either probationers under supervision in their communities, or people on parole after serving their prison sentences from soup to nuts.
An example of this is the youth living in Hawaii. It is stated that “The study by Waikiki Health, Hale Kipa and the University of Hawaii's Center of the Family surveyed 151 people ages 12-24. All the people surveyed were homeless or runaways living in Waikiki, downtown Honolulu or the Waianae Boat Harbor”(Associated Press). In other words, a large amount of young people in Hawaii is homeless. This is a problem because we can’t shelter them due to certain laws.
But that is not always true it could be because of job loss, death of a life partner, child, close relative, or even because of severe disability. “A survey of families that have a member in jail or prison has found that nearly two-thirds struggle to meet their basic needs, including 50 percent that are unable to afford sufficient food and adequate housing”(Williams 10). In Order to help the homeless people should first understand why they are homeless and get rid of the stereotypes that are behind the meaning of homelessness. Individuals should all live by the saying “Treat others the way you want to be treated”. Again, connecting these individuals with the right resources and services, we can help end
By adapting social roles that do not demand high levels of personal functioning, they have adjusted to periodic homelessness. For them trust is difficult to establish and maintain. Those working with the homeless need to understand this behavior is an adaption to endemic stress4. Finally, “chronically homeless”, those homeless for more than year, are least likely to be found in shelters, most likely to be assessed as mentally ill and do not use private or public charity4. Their support network tends to be limited to 1-2 other street people who have developed a routine for living on the street.
Foster care is unfavorable to American society, because “according to national statistic 40 to 50 percent of those children will never complete high school. Sixty-six percent of them will be homeless, go to jail or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at 18.” “80 percent of the prison population once was in foster care, and that girls in foster care are 600 percent more likely than the general population to become pregnant before the age of 21.” BRITTANY NUNN (2012), author of Statistics Suggest Bleak Futures for Children Who Grow up in the Foster Care
Without having a home, you have very little privacy, if any at all, which is why a home is everything. More people suffer from homelessness than we realize. We often take for granted having a home to go to. I completely agree with Anna about her feelings on homelessness. I often see the homeless on the side of the road and I normally refer to them as homeless people but what I fail to realize is, that “homeless person” has a name, that “homeless guy” is a human being just like the rest of us longing for certainty, stability and privacy.
Winkleby, in the article, “Physical, addictive, and psychiatric disorders among homeless veterans and non veterans” suggests that out of a survey taken in three shelters in California, 423 out of 1,431 homeless were veterans. In her article, Winkleby says that that combat and non combat veterans were at a higher chance of excessive alcohol consumption. However, combat veterans were at risk twice as higher of psychiatric hospitalization and physical injuries. Marilyn A. Winkleby states that these disorders could have been delayed before complications became major. This relates to my topic because a lot of veterans are exposed to serious mental issues and aren’t receiving any help from the government instead many are going homeless along with mental
Why do people say homeless people are an issue? What do you think happened or cause them to be homeless? what could we do about ?, In matter of facts there are over hundreds of homeless people in Oahu,Hawaii especially in Waikiki. People thought we should remote them into another island. My claim is that we should do something about homelessness in Oahu because they don’t make the community look very nice and Hawaii is called paradise not a dump yard or something so we need to do everything we can to lower the rate.
Chapter Two: Literature Review Prime candidates for permanent supportive housing are those considered to be chronically homeless. This group of homeless individuals are those who according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) meet the following definition: a single adult with a disability that has been homeless, unsheltered for over one year or more, they have been homeless four times within the last three years with a combined time totaling twelve months. This subgroup of homeless individuals is more subject to limited, available, and suitable housing when they suffer long-term disabilities, have mental health disorders, and are not employed with sustainable income (Parker, 2010). In researching the approaches
Having a supportive adult for one homeless youth means a lot. This lady bring him to her house and gives him a place to stay with her and her family. I feel like he did not even get such kind of love from his own family. It is very hard to bring stranger to home and let that person to
When homelessness occurs, it takes a toll on both the homeless individuals and the community in which they reside in. According to the City of Colorado Springs (2013), it costs $57,760 to serve a single chronically homeless individual within our community. This cost includes medical treatment, incarceration, police intervention, and emergency response. Further research by the city suggests that price can drop as much as $30,000 annually when a homeless individual is placed in a permanent supportive housing unit (City of Colorado Springs, 2013). Looking away from the monetary value this problem brings, those who live within the homeless community are in need of support.
Older children are more likely not to get adopted because they are young teens and people would rather adopt a baby because they want to raise them young and believe they wouldn 't be able to handle a older kid. About 40,000 infants are placed in foster care every year and about 126,000 children are currently available for adoption. More than 20,000 children each year never leave the system and remain in foster care until they "age out.” The percentage rate of the foster care system would go down if it was legal for homosexuals to adopt in all states. The children would be in a safe home with a family that loves