"The Antelope Valley has some of the tougher temperature extremes in L.A. County, with hot summer days and winter nights that can dip into freezing temperatures. It also saw one of the biggest increases in its homeless population this past year, up 50 percent to 4,559 people (Palta). These city council members have decided to extend the shelter in the winters in looking to open a secondary shelter. The goal is to open about 14,000 beds throughout the LA area. More cities, like New York and Atlanta, need to be following this lead to provide the homeless a more safe and warm place to sleep at night, a better chance at surviving the harsh winter
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.
The issue of homelessness in America has been evident since the early 1600’s. Across the country men, women and children spend their nights on the streets not knowing when or if they will ever find a permanent home. States and federal officials or city councils have tried to alleviate or at least reduce the number of homeless over the last several decades at a city, state or national level but it continues to be an ongoing problem. There is a multitude of factors that account for the growing homeless population that affects each state in the country differently. Though there are many contributing factors that contribute to the amount of people living on the street at any given night in the U.S. An effective way to address the problem of homelessness in America is to continue creating affordable housing, maintaining assistance programs, and continue creating workforce
After being sent to Tulsa, Willows wrote, “it seemed clear that the trouble did not have any providential causes, and, as the Red Cross had never taken a hand in man-made disasters, I called Washington with the report that: there was an unknown number of homeless refugees, all negroes; there was no adequate relief organization in town; on account of the divisions between the whites and negroes…”. The American Red Cross responded within the first 24 hours of the riot and found over 8000 homeless African Americans. The Red Cross also found that African Americans were denied adequate treatment and set up a makeshift hospital in a local school, and manned two first aid and infant welfare stations. While working in Tulsa, a Red Cross nurse stated, “I can never erase the sights of my first visit to the hospital. There were men wounded in every conceivable way, like soldiers after a big battle.
I was another member of the family! My sisters says that when I was little it was annoying for me to be the troublemaker. My family accepted me and I am thankful for that. My family never betrayed, nor left me. They have always been by my side and no matter how bad and annoying I am they have always loved me.
Homelessness in New York City has undoubtedly changed tremendously since the 1990’s. In 2015 today it is no secret that there is a huge homelessness crisis in New York City. We see them on most if not every train ride either asking for money, food or in a corner using the rain as a form of shelter. Often time’s people look down upon homeless people and think they all have mental or drug issues or didn't work hard enough to make it on this place where people come to so called have a better life. Although it might be true that these homeless people might acquire these issues it is imperative for us to understand how to go to the positions they are in today.
This kind of economical situation has been going on for quite a while and in my opinion its time for us to join together. The unemployment rate in 1990 was 28%. Crowded households consists in more than 8 members in one room. The birth rate increments each year giving more problems in the economy of the country. Their might be lots of solutions to homelessness but their is not an economical aid in the country that helps the construction of projects to end homelessness.
Not only were there hundreds of people walking everywhere, but there were more homeless people living on the streets. In Kentucky and even more specifically the town where I live, there are in fact homeless people. However, there are lot more homeless people living on the streets of New York City and they looked a lot worse off. It seems like when there is a homeless person in a small town, they are more likely to receive some sort of assistance. In New York City, no one really paid much attention to the people living on the streets.
“ It does not even matter if I moved I always had someone with me. Both twins might have differences and similarities dislikes and likes about being twins such as always having a friend and names getting mixed’ but one thing they both can agree on and probably every twin in the world can agree on is that life could be unthinkable without a
Now most people would be nervous of moving to a new school, but all we had to do was move through new hallways since our middle and high school are connected. Freshman year was probably the hardest year I've had looking back at it now and shaped me to be who I am today. Back in 2013 my grandpa had passed away from a rare form of lung cancer and my Mina (grandma) was suffering on and off from it, having no one to take care of her my mom would stay at her house 5 to 6 days out of the week and she would go there right after work. I would hardly see my mom except in the mornings before school and by than she would be sleeping after driving home from Danbury at 5am. My dad was hardly around from work and just not wanting to be home.
Intervention Strategy Since the very first emergency shelters for survivors of domestic and sexual violence opened in the United States in 1967, survivors have continued to have problems finding available and affordable housing options (History of the battered women 's movement, 2009). In the state of Virginia alone, 3,639 families were turned away due to full shelters in 2013 (Herring, 2014). Of the homeless population surveyed in January 2015 in the city of Richmond, Virginia, 43% reported experiencing domestic violence in the last year (Ackermann, 2015). These statistics speak to not only the prevalence of domestic violence, but also the widespread homelessness that can result when survivors cannot find safe, affordable housing. If