Homelessness in America is the most shameful problem we try to ignore! It is a very large epidemic all around the world. One of the major cities to have this issue is none other than Los Angles located in Southern California. “Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti and seven out of 15 city council members announced they would declare a state of emergency and try to find 100 million dollars to cure what he’s been a municipal cures” People all around the country, including children, veterans and the mentally ill live day after day without food, water or a roof over their heads. People usually view the homeless as criminals, drug addicts, alcoholics and lazy when encounter.
In addition to analyzing the factors that can cause homelessness, the article explores the impact that homelessness can have on youth. For example, homelessness can often lead to food insecurity since food supplies can be scarce, which can then have a negative impact on the child/youth’s overall health. Also, it can lead to juvenile delinquency, troubles with school, and “a greater risk of experiencing mental health problems” (Aratani, 2009, p. 7). When determining what programs and other resources are best fit to help end youth homelessness, it is important to understand the causes and impact of homelessness among youths in the United
Confidentiality is an important matter across various different professional fields, including in medicine, finance, business, law, education, government, counseling and technology. In some cases, people may be fined, sued or even subject to legal punishments such as incarceration if confidentiality is breached. However, the social workers are required to disclose confidential information about their client without his/her consent if the individual threatens to harm himself/herself, or others. Basically, this action limits a client’s right to self-determination against his/her wishes. Yet, the social worker would be ask to breach confidentiality agreements when one is pursuing involuntary psychiatric hospitalization of a troubled client; or social contact with a former client (Company, 2016).
The current government is creating a situation where more families along with their children are experiencing homelessness. An individual may be considered homeless when they lack permanent housing and have to stay in shelters, abandoned buildings or vehicles, on the streets, or in other forms of unstable situations. Many homeless people start out with jobs and stable residences, but then social and economic factors intervene, causing a rapid change in their living situation causing them to leave, and live on the street. Even with the population of homeless keeps increasing, the government does not aid nor benefit the homeless because they only worsen the homeless problem by having laws that go against homelessness, not helping mentally ill homeless population, and having the lack of subsidized housing. 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.
Fines for Homeless Did you know that over 100 cities in the U.S. have made homeless everyday things illegal? For example, homeless have been being fined for sleeping and living on the streets. In addition homeless are expected to pay these fines in a certain amount of time or they can get into serious trouble and possibly even go to jail. Also when the police start fining the homeless it causes a negative relationship to form and homeless start not trusting the police. Lastly, shelters can be either too full or too dangerous for people, and if living in cars and streets is illegal there is no place for homeless to live.
I hope you are having a pleasant afternoon ladies and gentlemen! Did you know that every year, per every population of 100,000 people about 1,400 black males and 900 white males commit suicide due to racism and discrimination? Did you know that only In Aurora, Colorado almost 400 black males committed suicide while roughly 200 white males died by the hand of racism? Did you know that due to discrimination amongst certain groups of people approximately 1,600 people commit suicide every single year? Getting discriminated for who you are is not a pretty walk in the park.
The poverty rate in Detroit is 35.7 percent and is one of the highest in the US. This allows people to commit a crime to gain access to necessities for survival. Someone may have to assault another to get their wallet to buy food for the family. Also, the poor don’t have access to doctors to get healthy and better themselves. Detroit neighborhoods are filled with broken, abandoned homes with most of them having a dumpster on the front lawn.
However, estimates by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development indicate that there are 49,933 homeless veterans at any given night. Apart from those who are already homeless, around 1.4 million more veterans are at risk of homelessness because of lacking support networks, poverty and miserable living conditions in substandard or overcrowded housing. The situation is compounded by the difficulty to transfer some of the military training and occupations to civilian workforce (NCHV, 2015). This places some of the veterans at a disadvantage in the search of employment in the competitive job
Introduction Attitudes and opinions towards the homeless in America vary greatly from person to person, but most Americans can agree on one thing: the homeless need help. Despite the huge influx of tax money meant to help the homeless, hundreds of thousands of Americans find themselves with nowhere to sleep every night. Many homeless are forced to sleep on benches, and when they do, they can be arrested for loitering. Homeless shelters are known for falling short in the rehabilitation of the homeless, and the ban on drinking in shelters discourages many homeless from taking refuge there. The homeless population in America is still over 500,000, which begs us to ask the question, are the policies created to help and relieve homelessness, like
“More than 17 million children are suffering from hunger in the U.S” (“Ending Childhood Hunger in America”). It was shocking to see the number this high. “More than 20 percent of the children live in households without consistent access to food” (“15 Percent of All Children in Illinois”). This is a massive number and shows how much poverty there is in the U.S. When they suffer like this then the results don’t turn out as well.