The Homeless Essay: Transitional Housing For The Homelessness

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Transitional Housing for The Homeless “My life was a wandering; I never had a homeland. It was a matter of being constantly tossed about, without rest; nowhere and never did I find a home” (Jan Amos Komenský). Imagine being in Waikiki, there are shops, beaches, and tourists everywhere, but there are groups of homeless roaming the streets. Why are they here and not in shelters? Do they have a place to stay? Transitional housing for the homeless is the process in which homeless is transferred into housing for certain periods of time. Hawaii is in need for solution for homeless, especially when there are too much living out on the streets. Although some people may argue that the homeless should stay out in the street, the homeless should be able…show more content…
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. What makes it worse is that this problem was only considered recently as stated by Kent Anderson, Waikiki Health's chief high-risk services officer. The cause of their homelessness can be traced back to their relationships with families and abuse which causes them to end up living on the streets. Furthermore, it is reported that they engage in sexual acts in exchange for drugs, food, and other necessities which can affect their mental health and can prevent help and aid because they learned a way to survive without any help from people or families. Despite the efforts we can take, without the topic being well known and without the consent of the teen or the guardians, there isn’t a effective way to move the youth in transitional
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