3. Do you know that according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there are over 138,000 homeless children under the age of 18 in the United States of America? Many of them are unaccompanied as well. 4. As per the National Centre for Homeless Education, in public schools itself, there are over one million homeless children in America who have been forced to share accommodation with
Elderly offenders are a number of men and women ages 55 years and older that face life sentence or waiting for parole. There are more male than female prisoners there's about 42% white prisoners, 33% are black and around 15% hispanic. Elderly prison have grown from 32,600 in 1995 to 124,400 in 2010. They say that about the year 2030 will approach one third of the total prison population. Elderly prisons are two to three times more expensive than younger offenders, they could be up $72,000 per year for medical care and housing.
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.)
Haiti is a third world country in the Caribbean that shares a border with the Dominican Republic. In Haiti young girls are often poorly. By 15, a third of girls have been a victim of sexual assault, and after the earthquake in 2010 the teen birth rate grew from 4% to 12%, the child marriage rate in Haiti is above 30%, and most of the rape victims in Haiti are under the age of 18. In 2015 UN peacekeepers, who were sent to Haiti to prevent violence, raped 225 Haitian people about 1/3 of whom were young girls. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, and they have a poor education system.
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
“Overall, researchers were able to document a ‘poverty-related effect’ on children’s mental health and behavior” (Bassuk 499). In the state of Michigan there were more than 38,000 homeless children attending public schools in the year 2013 (Seidel A2). Homeless children are at increased risk of dropping out of school because their parents are not aware of the federal law that was passed in 1987 specifically to prevent homeless children from dropping out of school. The law is called the McKinney-Vento law. Prior to 1987 homeless children were unable to meet enrollment requirements in schools because they could not show proof of residency, and did not have school and health records.
Homelessness and Functionalism The social problem that I chose was homelessness. Homelessness has increased by 8% since 2011-2012 to more than 225,000 people in 2014-15 and in 2011 censers 105,237 people where homeless. As also the unemployment rate and the domestic violence rate which both are increasing as well as these are some of the big factors . The biggest reason homelessness is domestic violence. We look are homelessness and functionalism and how on a macro leave how it affects homeless.
Over twenty thousand people come to live in Hackney every year and a similar number leave; one third of the population was born outside the UK. Although deprived, the borough has enormous assets in both its physical and community resources. The rate of mental health problems and depression in Hackney is amongst the highest in London. In 2010/11, Hackney Council provided social care services to adults with mental health issues a third of whom were aged over 65. Four out of five of these received community-based services, others were supported in nursing or residential care.
Many lgbtqa+ receive most of their discrimination from their family members. For example, 40 percent of homeless is lgbt, and the cause for this is family rejection. Other types of discrimination lgbtqa+ face are from their peers and the general population. A study showed that kids in grades 7-12 who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual were twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual peers. By the same token, one study with 55 transgender youth found that around 25% reported suicide
There are “More than 26 million children at ages 6 to 17 played team sports in 2014, down nearly 4 percent since 2009 [...] ” (Rosenwald 1) These direct numbers stated that show how many kids have dropped out of sports since 2009. That number playing in 2015 was 24,960,000 kids compared to the 26 million. That is a huge number difference. 1,040,000 kids didn 't play in that 5-year span of time. Roughly 1 million kids who dropped out because of parental influence.
The National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes for Research (NCFH) released a report exposing that 2.5 million children are homeless in America. (Mclean, 2015) California is the wealthiest state in the country but ranked third worst in the extent of homelessness, the second worst in policy, and in the lower half of the US in terms of risk and wellbeing, making it the third worst US state for child homelessness overall. (Mclean, 2015) Rent is increasing as income is decreasing or staying the same. Families are having to spend half or more on just rent leaving little money for other necessities. This makes families vulnerable to fall into homelessness.
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Transsexual) youth homelessness makes up only 5 to 7 percent of the general youth population, yet up to 40 percent of youth experiencing homelessness. Many LGBTQ youth face harassment, victimization, violence, social stigma, rejection, and discrimination in their families, schools, employment, and social settings. LGBTQ identified youth ages 13 to 17, provides important information regarding how LGBTQ young people experience life in their communities. Nearly half of LGBTQ youth (47 percent) surveyed they do not “fit in” in their community, while only 16 percent of non LGBTQ youth reported feeling that way. 63 percent stated that they will need to move to another part of the country in order to feel accepted.
“ We are not moving nearly fast enough to reduce incarceration… Over 2 million Americans live caged… a 550 percent increase in the last 40 years. ” Most of the people in the world are in jail. Therefore , incarceration is not lowering due to people being imprisoned on a daily basis. Half of the people in the world commit very bad crimes , which lead them to be imprisoned. “ Rape and sexual abuse are rampant , and tens of thousands of people
According to Homeaid America, as many as 3.5 Americans are homeless. Of these, more than 1 million children and on any given night, more 300,000 children are homeless. Theres many causes of homelessness: lost of family member, domestic violence, splits between spouses. “Other impairments, such as depression, untreated mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical disabilities are responsible for a large portion of the homeless” (HomeAid).
In 2014 there were 650,000 kids in foster care, that’s almost twice as much as Kansas City’s population of 467,007. Roughly 58,000 of these children were placed in an institution or group home instead of a traditional foster home. While these children will age out of the system 40% of them will find themselves homeless, 50% will have substance addiction, 25% will have not received a diploma or GED, only 3% will have received any college degrees and 17% of the young women will be pregnant. Even before they are blessed with their so called “independence” the average child in foster care will have an IQ 20 points lower than a child not in foster care and 33% of them will have moved elementary schools more than 5 times. The foster care system in