The article utilizes logos in order to prove that when actions are taken to reduce homelessness, society can see improvements within many different aspects of functionality. The article evaluates how homelessness functions in the world of healthcare, moral and ethical situations, incarceration, local economies and tourism, and within shelters or supportive housing. Through this, the article gives the topic exigence and shows the audience what’s ‘in it for them’. (SHOW
Therefore, housing is yet another key component in solving this issue, not only does it give them the means to receive health care, but it also allows them the stability needed to engage in treatment fully without the additional stress of living on the streets. As mentioned before the permanent supportive housing program would provide housing stability and the supportive service needed for those who are chronically homeless, while also providing a cost-effective solution for those with severe physical and mental health
Winkleby, in the article, “Physical, addictive, and psychiatric disorders among homeless veterans and non veterans” suggests that out of a survey taken in three shelters in California, 423 out of 1,431 homeless were veterans. In her article, Winkleby says that that combat and non combat veterans were at a higher chance of excessive alcohol consumption. However, combat veterans were at risk twice as higher of psychiatric hospitalization and physical injuries. Marilyn A. Winkleby states that these disorders could have been delayed before complications became major. This relates to my topic because a lot of veterans are exposed to serious mental issues and aren’t receiving any help from the government instead many are going homeless along with mental
Homeless veterans need more help After all the things that homeless veterans have done for this country, they need more help. Many times, veterans will be seriously injured while in service. Whether it’s a physical or mental injury, they are serious. Secondly, sometimes in the military, women will be sexually assaulted which can lead to mental illnesses and cause them to be homeless when they come back home from the military. Lastly, many times veterans will have children that they have to come back to after their time in the military and if the parents get injured, that can affect the children significantly.
An example of this is the youth living in Hawaii. It is stated that “The study by Waikiki Health, Hale Kipa and the University of Hawaii's Center of the Family surveyed 151 people ages 12-24. All the people surveyed were homeless or runaways living in Waikiki, downtown Honolulu or the Waianae Boat Harbor”(Associated Press). In other words, a large amount of young people in Hawaii is homeless. This is a problem because we can’t shelter them due to certain laws.
Homelessness in America has become a traumatic way of life for so many over the past decade and has changed tremendously since the Great Depression. During those times, many of the homeless were either elderly or white and now you will find homelessness doesn’t discriminate and that it can consist of any race, age or gender. What is homelessness? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “a homeless person is defined as an individual who lacks housing (without regard to whether the individual is a member of a family). Including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility (e.g., shelters).
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.
The Veterans are the ones most affected by being homeless.Veterans deserve and should have the fist right over government benefits before illegal aliens. “On the whole, veteran homelessness has decreased 47% since 2010 and the number of unsheltered veterans has been slashed by more than half, according to a report released by the obama Administration”. These veterans deserve their rights to have government housing and welfare because they have served our country and these illegal have done nothing but still somehow get in line first. “Often the, housing was kind of earned”.Quigley, Aidan “what 's Behind the decline in homeless among us veterans.” These veterans are working hard to get their housing while these illegal immigrants are just coming coming here and getting all the welfare and help they need. But no one wants to help the veterans why?
As a citizen of these United States, it is time for we the people stand up for the warriors of the country we call home. One reason that the homeless rate in veterans is on a rise is because of a misunderstanding when it comes to being paid during the recruitment process. During this process the recruiters will sell you lie. They claim to tell you about how much they’re getting paid and what they started off with. Most recruiters have been in the military for years, and a lot of been to school and gotten a higher level of education, which also affects the amount you get paid.
Throughout the United States, the amount of homeless people is gradually increasing as the years go by. Roughly, a half million people are living on the streets, in cars, homeless shelters, or in transitional housing. Many people who are homeless lack one important thing: a job with a steady income. There are numerous arguments as to why these people do not obtain these jobs, reasons such as not having an address for applications or not being able to look presentable to the public on duty. For whatever the reason may be, these people need an immense amount of guidance and support available from their community that surrounds them.
There have been efforts to combat this problem but it is still a large problem all across America. Something needs to be done to really help these veterans and get them back on their feet. If I had one year to organize a volunteer project I would devote my time to really helping these veterans. The plan would be to organize a group of volunteers here in Charlotte, North Carolina (because it is a local problem) and open up a place to feed the homeless veterans specifically. If I could do this project how I wanted to I have a lot of great ideas.
Approximately 200,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have filed for disability claims, straining VA resources. The VA 's inability to handle the number of returning veterans has been publicized by investigations into the conditions at the military 's Walter Reed Hospital. The Washington Post newspaper published several investigative articles that revealed overcrowded hospital wards, deteriorating buildings, and significant administrative barriers for veterans seeking care. Veterans and soldiers were required to file twenty-two documents to eight different departments in order to receive care. Veterans who were attempting to receive continuing care after
The existence of homeless people in our society is evident everyday. By the turn of the twentieth century the percentage of Americans defined as homeless or as “an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets, stay in a shelter, or abandoned building” has increased (nhchc.org). In January 2014, there were 578,424 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States (endhomelessness.org). Homelessness is important because having a shelter is associated with a sense of safety. It represents the place in which work, friendship, family and all other activities can be preserved (Wilkinson, 1995).
Second, 47,725 veterans are homeless according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Why so many homeless? It wasn 't until the 80 's that they started to find mental changes some severe mental changes after seeing the horror of war. Each scene plays out in their head known as post traumatic stress disorder or also know as PTSD causing it hard to function at work or in public traumatic brain injury, know as TBI, ties in with with PTSD. How does this affect the homelessness rates of veterans, as statics show and according to VA General inspector mental trauma is the cause for over 50 percent of the homelessness among veterans.