Homeless youth are always dealing with poor nutrition, victimization, substance use, and abuse. Unfortunately the services provided are very limited and cannot help a huge chunk of the homeless youth. Homeless youth experience more substance abuse and drug addiction than non-homeless youth, this causes them to be mentally unstable and unable to be a functioning member of society. There are many temporary services provided such as shelters, drop-ins, meal programs, literacy improvements, and counselling programs; although these are available and there to help the youth, they are all flawed in their own ways. What the government does not take into consideration is the long term solutions to put youth in poverty to an end.
They do not get to come home and grab their favorite food right after school or work everyday like some of us do. They fight to survive everyday and no human being should have to live like an animal everybody should be able to have that feeling of love and happiness that we have when we come home. The homeless have it worse than we want to see but if we as human beings start seeing this and realizing that nobody should have to live like that I believe that we could give homeless people the life they deserve and give them a place they can go to and call home and finally feel that love and happiness again like all human beings
What makes it worse is that this problem was only considered recently as stated by Kent Anderson, Waikiki Health's chief high-risk services officer. The cause of their homelessness can be traced back to their relationships with families and abuse which causes them to end up living on the streets. Furthermore, it is reported that they engage in sexual acts in exchange for drugs, food, and other necessities which can affect their mental health and can prevent help and aid because they learned a way to survive without any help from people or families. Despite the efforts we can take, without the topic being well known and without the consent of the teen or the guardians, there isn’t a effective way to move the youth in transitional
The United States is a successful, marvelous, wealthy, and powerful country. However, one major issue that our country has, is homelessness. It is a sorrow for those who walk down this phenomenal country to witness the homeless lined up on the streets begging every traveler for a dollar. About 565,000 people are homeless a year. Furthermore, about forty six percent of this population live with a mental illness or disorder, therefore causing drained health care and shelter resources because they cannot compensate for what they receive.
There are more than 500,000 homeless people in America (Johnson). There are many reasons and causes for people to end up living this way, but the biggest cause is tragic life events, for like loss of loved ones, job loss, domestic violence, divorce, and family disputes. Other reasons for homelessness are depression, untreated mental illness, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and physical disabilities ("Top Causes of Homelessness in America."). Many people see homelessness as a bad thing and an issue, but it does serve a purpose in society. Homelessness can be seen in many different ways.
Homeless veterans and how they live on the streets and how they got homeless. Also how our government is trying to get rid of so many homeless Veterans. Society needs to invest in homeless veterans problem. Homelessness “Is not having a place to live.”
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. Those “homeless people” are human beings without a home.
Homeless people don’t have the choice that normal people have. They must live a life of poverty and try to rise from the ruins, but it seems so impossible. The story, “What Do Fish Have To Do With Anything?,” by Avi and the problem solution essay “Homeless,” by Anna Quindlen, show how stereotypes affect homeless people. People develop stereotypes by assumptions on homeless people acting differently, causing society to treat homeless people as a group not individuals. Both texts show stereotypes, but in different ways.
Than why should they be tried as adults? The thing is drugs and alcohol can be taken care of at a rehab program. But hurting someone and or someone’s child scars them for life. The rate of murders by kids has indeed been skyrocketing across the country.
First of all, something that can be even worse for the kids is that they could have disabilities along with their parents such as ADHD and they can’t get proper treatment because of the lack of money. Also, their children still need food and water to survive and when their homeless with their parents because they got screwed up in the military, that can be a very hard thing for the kids to deal with. Lastly, the kids do not deserve the situation they’re in. They don’t deserve to be homeless just because their parents had to go to the military and after all the things the parents had to deal with, them and they’re kids need
You yourself would never think twice when looking at someone homeless that it would happen to you. The ignorance and luvious lifestyle didn 't prepare me for my first night being homeless. Sure it will provide you all the wordly possessions you desire but what about when you don 't have this lifestyle to hold you hand? When just like the alchol, it decides to leave you.
Homelessness amongst the youth is a serious issue in America. Homeless youth, sometimes are referred to as unaccompanied youth. Unaccompanied youth are children and youth who are homeless and on their own that is not living with their families. This group includes runaway youth, youth whose parents encouraged them to leave or locked them out of their home, and independent youth from families where irreconcilable conflicts or loss of contact have made it impossible for them to return home ("Homeless Children and Youth," 2015).
The problem of youth homelessness is especially severe for LGBT-identifying youth, who face homelessness at disproportionately high rates relative to their population percentage; LGBT youth make up 20-40% of youth homelessness in the US, while only about 5% of people in the US identify on the LGBT spectrum (Judge, 2015). The first step to understanding this problem is to understand the legal mechanisms that allow this broad discrimination to take place in the US. The fact that minors in the United States do not have all the rights adults have allows their parents to have total control over their lives; harm can occur if, in most cases of LGBT youth homelessness, the parents don’t have the best interests of their child in mind. Although the
The article “Fitting in and Fighting back: Homeless Kids’ Stigma management strategies,” discusses strategies adopted by homeless children to manage the stigmatization of their spoiled identities. The research was conducted in an organization situated in San Francisco named “A Home Away From Homelessness.” Erving Goffman defines stigma as negative labels used by the society to devalue members of a certain social group. Homelessness belongs to the second category of stigma; blemishes of individual character. In this category, a person is stigmatized due to perceived or alleged character flaws.
It is complicated to get a practical image of the everyday life of an unaccompanied and homeless youth. The statistics of homeless youth are rising, but this subgroup of the homeless population remains one of the least understood, most vulnerable, and most convoluted to attain. Once on the street, adolescents are victimized as they are exposed to dangers that equal or exceed the home situations they sought to escape.