Homelessness is affecting many people today, and on the other hand it 's considered as a trauma too. It can make people commit suicide thinking that they are alone in this world, people that don 't have a family, nobody to turn to in this world, and that very dangerous and most of in children. This are the things that people face when they are homeless: puberty, transportation issues, limited social support, limited education, and emotional factors. There are many resources for people that are homeless. But, imagine you feel lost and don 't know where to go or what to do.
Also many homeless people have a mental illness or disability making them unable to have a job. Even those with a job are unable to make a sustainable living off it. Wages are so low that one must work at least two jobs but with housing prices being so high, it makes find a place to live extremely hard. Washington and California have some of the highest minimum wage standards but even that is not a livable wage. We as a society have simplified a solution because many of us do not understand the complex issues that these circumstances
Social impacts on the homeless person tend to be issues such as a lack of friends and family support, isolation from the local community due to the stigma attached to homelessness and a deterioration in morals, as they are more likely to be exploited by criminals. A report into youth homelessness (Crisis, 2012) states that 34% of youth homeless, ages 18-25, have committed a minor crime such as shop lifting in the hope of spending a night in police custody. A further 17% had skipped bail or committed a serious crime to receive a prison sentence to get them off the streets for a while. It also reported that 11% of females had engaged in an unwanted sexual encounter to spend a night inside in a bed. This is worrying as it is showing that homeless people are not just resorting to crime to maintain basic needs such as shoplifting food, but they are also engaging in crime and risky behaviour to have a night in a bed.
Homelessness is not a new issue as it has already existed for many years ago and the existence of homeless people is often being ignored. The reasons why they end up sleeping on the streets is largely because of individual factors (Main, 1998), which is contributed by structural factors (Cyndy Baskina, 2007). It is unsure whether homeless people choose to end their lives in this way or are among the victims of situations? Many researchers contribute homelessness to structural factors but advocates of human rights debunk this and highlights that the main reason for homelessness is due to mostly individual
These barriers include not having quality education, limited job experience, or experience in a job not needed in a wealthy country, no access to and lack of money to provide transportation. An article from popular media outlet ‘The Huffington Post’ states that, “many homeless people are employed... to get a job, people must be clean, and they must wear clean clothing... 35% of homeless people have problems with mental illness.” This is a difficult situation for someone who is unable to obtain access to washing facilities, such as a bathroom like the one in your house. The article also talks about how numerous homeless already have jobs, sometimes two. Having a job does
Homeless Children One of the biggest problems that affect the world every day is Homeless children. "Homelessness influences every facet of a child’s life, from conception to young adulthood. The experience of homelessness inhibits the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioral development of children" (Hart-Shegos, 1999). "The education law defines homeless children and youth as those who do not have a stable, consistent place to stay at night" (Aratani, 2009). Every day the number of homeless children increases.
Homelessness is a complex social issue with a variety of economic and social factors such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, physical and mental health, addictions, and community/family breakdowns. Homelessness has increased its number by at least a 1% since last year, reached nearly 554,000 people who are living in harsh conditions. The government and its policies/bans only harm the homeless instead of being beneficial to them. With the “City wide bans on camping in public have increased [along with the]… city wide bans on sleeping in public…, sitting or lying down in particular places…[and,] bands on sleeping in vehicles have [all] increased”(Wiltz). Instead of
Death in a family can also be a cause of homelessness as the person may not be able to afford accommodation on one income. Personal Causes: This can include mental illness, learning difficulties, problematic alcohol or/and drug use. If a person has one or more of these problems, they may find it difficult to manage the home they are in or it may lead to other problems such as losing job and inability to pay mortgage/rent or relationship breakdown and have to leave the home. Generally it is a combination of these factors that result in a person becoming homeless. For example, if someone lost their job and their relationship broke down, they may have to leave the family home but not be able to afford to rent alternative
The notion that homelessness can be unrooted, rather than controlled, embodies a fundamental shift in expectations that has taken place over the past century. Cleveland and many large cities in the US have plans to uproot homelessness, but housing instability is an accentuated reality. Also, the diversity of the homeless groups, such as veterans, youth, and families, makes tackling the problem difficult. Although ending homelessness is a big challenge, it is not impossible. Meeting the solvable social ill involves interdisciplinary, focused response, and innovation.
However, more men are refusing to even try and access the services of shelters because of the vast amount of barriers that exists. Employees of such institutions should view their job as a means of helping to maintain the greater good of the country, never-the-less the barriers seem to but a “dark cloud” over this service. Although Jamaica has made her land mark in many areas globally, there is still a great limitation on published articles looking into the lives of homeless facilities, their clients and their staff. As it relates to more modern country it has been observed that not much attention is focused on staff as much as the service users and the facilities. This research will try to fill the gap by providing more information into the views of employees and homeless men on the barriers they perceived that has an impact on services of shelters are