Family homelessness is a growing social problem affecting families in every state. Nationwide, 85% of providers have seen family homelessness increasing in recent years(“The Facts About Family Homelessness”). Homelessness is often looked over, when someone sees a homeless person on the street they only see what they want to see it is unlikely that a person actually thinks about how the person became homeless. Women and children affected by homelessness is usually seen as abstract and would not be as conventional as a homeless man. This injustice to the women and children is unacceptable and using civil disobedience will help diminish the fire of ignorance.
Youth Homelessness in America Every year, millions of people are experiencing some form of homelessness in the United States alone. Of those people who are experiencing homelessness, a large proportion of them is under the age of 24. Data has found that there are over 550,000 youth have experienced homelessness for more than a week over the course of a year (“Youth and Young Adults,” 2018). In many cases, youth homelessness can be prevented, but the lack of resources and services available to youth is limited. As a result, the issue continues to grow and affect more and more youth have to experience homelessness.
Just think of how hard it is for them with no one to help them or guide them to survive and live. About 80% of those homeless children (12-21) use drugs or alcohol. The use of these things leads to kids going down the wrong path in life. According to estimates by the Urban Institute, nearly 1 in 5 youth under the age of 18 will run away at least once. Over 50% of young people in shelters and on the streets report that their parents told them to leave or knew they were leaving and didn’t care.
According to Daily Chart, “Over 5.8 million people die under the age of 18 every year in the whole world; 25% of those deaths are suicide, 30% are traffic accidents, 10% of them are violence, and 35% of them are other accidents” (Patton 1). The five stages of grief can be very hard to go through, that is why there are so many “under aged” deaths throughout the world. These relate to The Outsiders because greasers go through the stages of grief throughout the book. The five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The first stage of grief is denial.
Title More than 800,000 children are reported missing in a year, and 203,000 of those are kidnapped by family members. On March 1, 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr. was reported missing. Many heard about the tragedy and offered to help look for the baby and comfort the family. Who would kidnap and murder an innocent baby? No one knows for sure who did it.
For starters, “A 'Band-Aid ' for 800 Children" uses data and statistics. “A quarter of people deported from the United States now say they are parents of U.S.-citizen minors, which means more than 100,000 American children lose a parent to deportation each year. A few thousand of those children lose both parents.” The statistics show us how many people are affected by deportation. Their point of views are also different. The Red Umbrella is in Lucy’s point of view, who is a character in the story, while in “A 'Band-Aid ' for 800 Children", it is in third person, so it is not told by someone in the excerpt.
A devastating tragedy happened on december 14-16 of 1999 an estimated around 150,000 to 200,000 became homeless and are now forced to make makeshift homes made out of wood tin and cinder block at the foot of Mt. Avila with a staggering 80 percent of the population living below the poverty level. The government has collected more than 1,ooo bodies and thousands are still missing.
The Great Depression was catastrophic. It was a critical time period in our history when our economy crashed. People lost their jobs, and families became homeless. Back then, two million people were homeless(Timeline). Today, 564,708 people are homeless(Social Solutions).
Families are constantly depressed after witnessing headlines in the news that contain keywords such as “Young”, “Teen”, and “Suicide.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or commonly referred to as the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people, with an approximate of 4,600 people dying every year. Studies in Britain have shown that half of these are related to behavior called bullying or what the author of Lord of the Flies, William Golding calls it, “The Darkness of Man’s Heart.” Thousands of people bully, however do these behaviours, or “The Darkness of Man’s Heart,” belong naturally in human nature? I suppose that behaviors such as bullying and maybe even war, are an intrinsic part of human