After the great depression and the crash of 2008, the number of homeless people has risen. Luckily, during recent times, the rate of homelessness has decreased. However, the economy is still deeply affected by homelessness through housing and sheltering projects and medical issues. These costs a lot of money and negatively affects the economy. Homelessness has existed since the beginning of civilization, usually because a lot of people at the time are too poor to buy a house.
These assumptions often give people a negative outlook on the homeless people, to which many people treat them as second class citizens. The homeless are also abused physically and verbally, by people who assume that their asking of assistance is an affront to the person at hand. This has created a bad stigma against the homeless population, who are often feared and even seen as and treated like
A good question to ask about homeless people therefore is how do preconceived notions and stereotypes about homeless people cause city governments and it’s citizenry to treat them as inferiors who need to be hidden? Sometimes in our society, the homeless are stereotyped as homeless because they are to lazy to get a job and work hard. It seems a common belief in America that the benefits that life comes with almost always come after hard work.
Institutional Causes: People who have lived in foster care and young people leaving care are at high risk of becoming homeless. Also people leaving prison or mental health institutions with nowhere to go to on their release/discharge can end up homeless. Services need to ensure that when people are leaving institutional
Homeless veterans and how they live on the streets and how they got homeless. Also how our government is trying to get rid of so many homeless Veterans. Society needs to invest in homeless veterans problem. Homelessness “Is not having a place to live.”
Homeless youth are always dealing with poor nutrition, victimization, substance use, and abuse. Unfortunately the services provided are very limited and cannot help a huge chunk of the homeless youth. Homeless youth experience more substance abuse and drug addiction than non-homeless youth, this causes them to be mentally unstable and unable to be a functioning member of society. There are many temporary services provided such as shelters, drop-ins, meal programs, literacy improvements, and counselling programs; although these are available and there to help the youth, they are all flawed in their own ways. What the government does not take into consideration is the long term solutions to put youth in poverty to an end.
As humans, those needs are essential to life itself. Unlike the needs previously mentioned, lack of shelter does not mean imminent death. Many people have been homeless for prolonged periods of time. In “America’s Tent Cities for the Homeless”, Alan Taylor states, “although the overall number of homeless individuals has decreased over the years, it is rising in larger cities. He goes on to say that in 2015 the Department of Homeland security reported over 500,000 people were without homes at the year’s end.”
Things like fallowing have help lead to less jobs for these workers. Valley residents have seen many obstacles these past few years and things can only bend so much until they finally break. That is the big question, how much longer can residents in the valley continue to bend in these conditions. People all around the world depend on the central valley as well as the valley residents. Likewise, the valley depends on its residents to keep it producing crops the way it does.
Kirmayer et al (2011) in camps refugees are treated as victims or vulnerable groups that require help within the refugee centre while the refugees themselves know they are survivors who are seeking safety. This confusion has led to the lack of proper strategies that can address the mental illness of refugees. The ability of the refugees to cope with trauma from the experiences they had becomes difficult and not an easy task. To be able to address the issues of mental health of the refugees they need t be given protection that will make them feel comfortable and safe.
The lack of education is causing more and more people to become homeless every day. Not having an education can put many people out in the streets. Instead of ignoring the fact that homeless people are struggling, someone should help the need instead of helping the people who do not need the
“1 out of every 100 persons in Europe- or approximately 3 million people [are] homeless,” (Blair 21) states Cornelia Blair, the author of Homeless in America. Not only is this number extremely high, it only accounts to one country; Imagine the number across all 136 countries scattered across the Earth. And the homeless population is constantly on the rise, creating a fear for many who live dangerously close to losing everything. Homelessness is a predicament that affects all people, old and young, and can last from as little as a few days to as long as the rest of their lives. It is a serious problem caused by low income, domestic violence and abuse, and lack of Veteran care, but can be amended by child sponsorships, help from the government,
The social issue that I picked is homelessness. Homelessness is a real issue, even if we don’t always see it. Homelessness doesn’t just mean you don’t have a roof over your head, it means you don’t have food, a good education, a healthy lifestyle, or a warm place to sleep every night. Some people don’t think very highly about homeless people, they think that it's their fault that they are where they are in life. Homelessness is going to end up becoming a bigger problem.