But that is not always true it could be because of job loss, death of a life partner, child, close relative, or even because of severe disability. “A survey of families that have a member in jail or prison has found that nearly two-thirds struggle to meet their basic needs, including 50 percent that are unable to afford sufficient food and adequate housing”(Williams 10). In Order to help the homeless people should first understand why they are homeless and get rid of the stereotypes that are behind the meaning of homelessness. Individuals should all live by the saying “Treat others the way you want to be treated”. Again, connecting these individuals with the right resources and services, we can help end
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.
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
In the homeless literature, individual explanations of homeless include those characteristics that exist within people and household such as physical and mental health, substance abuse and obsession, domestic violence, single-motherhood, welfare receiving, and educational achievement among others. In particular, the reason of people become homeless is found to be closely related with family problems. It has been found that closely associated with female-headed households, unwed childrearing, and the economic hardships of six single-mothers (Weitzman, 1989; Bassuk et al 1996). According to Homeless Network (2015), divorce and sudden breakup issue often leaves one of the spouses homeless. Among homeless itself, it can be father but sometimes it is the mother and children or everyone involved based on their different experiences of life that force them to be homeless.
Foster care is unfavorable to American society, because “according to national statistic 40 to 50 percent of those children will never complete high school. Sixty-six percent of them will be homeless, go to jail or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at 18.” “80 percent of the prison population once was in foster care, and that girls in foster care are 600 percent more likely than the general population to become pregnant before the age of 21.” BRITTANY NUNN (2012), author of Statistics Suggest Bleak Futures for Children Who Grow up in the Foster Care
Chapter Two: Literature Review Prime candidates for permanent supportive housing are those considered to be chronically homeless. This group of homeless individuals are those who according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) meet the following definition: a single adult with a disability that has been homeless, unsheltered for over one year or more, they have been homeless four times within the last three years with a combined time totaling twelve months. This subgroup of homeless individuals is more subject to limited, available, and suitable housing when they suffer long-term disabilities, have mental health disorders, and are not employed with sustainable income (Parker, 2010). In researching the approaches
It has been estimated that 38% of the homeless population suffers from alcoholism and 26% abuse drugs (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2009). This compares to 15% and 8% in the general population (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2006). Alcohol and drugs are used in the homeless community in order to be able to cope with their situations as well as utilized to sleep, especially when the weather is cold. The priorities of these individuals are on survival, finding adequate food or shelter for the night.
ARGUS for Young People is a shelter that provides housing for youths who are at risk of becoming homeless. This agency has a female and male residence housing ten beds per shelter for homeless youth between sixteen and twenty-four years old. Many of the clients are arriving from different environments who are referred by Family & Children’s Services, Probation, Police, Guidance Counsellors, community members, parents, past resident and friends. Some of situations included but are not limited to unsafe homes due to conflict, physical, verbal and sexual abuse, family breakdown, a fall through in independent living without any other supports and the streets. As many of ARGUS clients are evading abusive or conflicted familial home, returning to
Homelessness is an unsolved issue occurring day to day, worldwide. What the main focus of this essay will be are the homeless youth in Canada dealing with drug addiction and substance use. Homelessness is a rising problem here in Canada, there are 10,000 homeless youth on the street, a guaranteed 2000 on any given night. There are so many different aspects you have to deal with along being homeless, not only are they living life on the streets without a shelter, food or money, but the challenges they face daily just adds to it. They face physical abuse, verbal abuse, police brutality, weather changes, starvation, stress, addictions, mental illness, and other various problems.
Background Approximately, 1.4 million veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to lack of support, mental/physical illness, shortage of affordable housing, livable income, etc. An organization known as Vetshouse Incorporated has worked diligently since 1992 to house over 800 homeless veterans in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Vetshouse Incorporated consists of two duplexes that commune homeless veterans for a twelve month span in order to increase job placement and encourage professional development. Majority of the money used to fund Vetshouse comes from donations and fundraising events. The purpose of Helping Our Patriots (H.O.P.)