Because of this attitude toward the homeless, it seems like the situation is just getting worse. This definitely changes my view of the homeless. It is especially sad that the children of these homeless people are not given a chance. The way Kozol describes how
Just think of how hard it is for them with no one to help them or guide them to survive and live. About 80% of those homeless children (12-21) use drugs or alcohol. The use of these things leads to kids going down the wrong path in life. According to estimates by the Urban Institute, nearly 1 in 5 youth under the age of 18 will run away at least once. Over 50% of young people in shelters and on the streets report that their parents told them to leave or knew they were leaving and didn’t care.
Vulnerable populations are those with a greater risk of developing health conditions. These groups may have difficulty accessing healthcare because of sociocultural status, limited economic resources, geographic, or characteristics such as age, gender (****). This separation puts members of these groups at risk for not obtaining necessary medical care and thus creates a possible threat to their health. Vulnerable populations include some group like chronically ill, people with HIV/AIDS, mentally ill and disabilities, substance abusers and homeless groups population. For example, disadvantaged and poor working individuals who are unable to obtain health care due to their immigrant status also ethnic minority groups, typically discriminated against even though they have successful careers, higher education and
Being evicted obviously is another reason behind why people in poverty can go homeless simply put one being removed from their housing and not having anywhere else to live is homelessness. One other reason is being in an argument or conflict with a family member or person one could live with. Finally for these reasons, job loss which ultimately prevents one from paying either rent or mortgage as well as any other bill directed toward their house and life. These reasons were recorded by Downtown Streets Team on their “Causes [of homeless]” article. There are a number of ways to go about solving the problems people have both before and after becoming homeless.
Homelessness has always occurred in society, it has always been a great deal of despair and helplessness. Homelessness is a very frightening and difficult way of living. Homeless have often come from bad neighborhoods, suffered from mental illnesses or were born into homelessness. Homeless shouldn’t be criminalized for not having a place to stay when they are suffering and need help. If the government wants to make a difference and put an end to homelessness they need to help, criminalize.
Having a mental illness, being in an abusive situation., and sometimes being a veteran can lead to becoming homeless. Homelessness is not a choice. “35-45% of homeless people have a mental illness altering their mental capacity and ability choosing
Poor people are faced with feelings of anxiety because they have to worry about money, putting them in economic distress. This is why they tend to live in disadvantaged neighborhood. In those neighborhood, crimes rates are usually higher and people tend to have weaker social bonds so when neighbors notice signs of domestic abuse, they are expected to mind their own business. Therefore, when poor people are confronted with domestic abuse, no one in their surrounding feels responsible to intervene and also it is harder for them to seek help because their close ones and their neighbors have been cut
The Negligence For Disabled Veterans Making a transition back from a war can be quite difficult for some veterans. Veterans, who are re-entering the civilian lifestyle, find it difficult to adjust back from their service, due to psychological and physical traumas. However, the negligence of veteran care also makes it difficult for veterans to adapt back into the society. The poem “Disabled”, written by Wilfred Owen in 1917, exemplifies how veterans do not always receive the care that they deserve. In the poem, Owen had demonstrated that disabled veterans are not properly being treated, because they are different from the normal standards of an individual.
Today in America, there exists a silent but growing struggle that requires attention and debate. Many people do not take notice or turn the cheek to the state of homelessness that many citizens suffer from. Information is key that raises awareness about a crucial topic. This material will answer the question: What causes homelessness and how can this plight be cured? First we need to define what makes a person fit the category of homeless.
Homeless can occur at any stage of life for multitude of factors. Disabled individuals, veterans and families are some of the demographic that is affected by homelessness. Physical ailments such as malnutrition, lack of hygiene, undiagnosed diseases and/or disorders can be detrimental. Mental disorders such as depression can develop due to the harsh circumstances of living on the streets. The lack of support, affordable housing and medical care that homeless individuals are receiving are prime examples of the need for compassionate and dedicated social workers to assist homeless individuals in regaining hope, purpose, and to evoke the strength within themselves.