The homeless have no true place to call their own and they just have to hope and pray they find a safe warm place to sleep and a meal for that day. Worst of all though is that the homeless do not have a place they can feel loved and be happy at like we do when we come home everyday. Quindlen said it best when she says”they are people who have no homes. No drawer that holds the spoons…”(Quindlen 216). Quindlen is trying to say that the homeless do not have small things to enjoy in life like we do.
By adapting social roles that do not demand high levels of personal functioning, they have adjusted to periodic homelessness. For them trust is difficult to establish and maintain. Those working with the homeless need to understand this behavior is an adaption to endemic stress4. Finally, “chronically homeless”, those homeless for more than year, are least likely to be found in shelters, most likely to be assessed as mentally ill and do not use private or public charity4. Their support network tends to be limited to 1-2 other street people who have developed a routine for living on the street.
However, those shelters are not guaranteed. When there are not enough beds in the shelters the streets is the only other option for the homeless. In Chicago, our homeless youth call it couch surfing. They are constantly going to different doors just to have somewhere to sleep. The other half is "explicit" homelessness, such as sleeping in cars, sheds, or under bridges (Kim, 2008, para.
Goodman 4 Richard Goodman English Comp II S. Cravens 14 March 2018 Ending Homelessness Homelessness is everywhere and it’s a growing problem in the United States. There are many reasons in which a person can become homeless, and many of us ask ourselves should we help the homeless. We fail to remember that they are people too, and that sometime or another in life we all need help, even the homeless. Fortunately, there is a way in which homelessness can be prevented and eventually to an extent ended, it starts with housing. When someone mentions the homeless we tend to picture the old man in dirty rags asleep on a bench or begging for change, but what we fail to realize is that there is a wide scope of people affected by homelessness.
One social concept that heavily affects the homeless population is that of dehumanization. Dehumanization is the deprivation of human rights from a person or group with the intention of undermining the individual being represented by a specific situation. In the case of the homeless population, they are often segregated from society and abused in various forms. The segregation of homeless people from society is often given two arguments as to why they are a “class apart”. These two arguments are that homeless people have done or are doing things that society sees as morally unacceptable and that homeless people have received help from their social community and have not made efforts to make connections.
I often see the homeless on the side of the road and I normally refer to them as homeless people but what I fail to realize is, that “homeless person” has a name, that “homeless guy” is a human being just like the rest of us longing for certainty, stability and privacy. Those “homeless people” are human beings without a home. Anna states, “Home is where the heart is. There’s no place like
This caused her to go on the streets. The stereotype that homeless want to live on the street, and there is no way anyone can get homeless, is wrong. After interviewing Ann, the author realized that most homeless people don’t want to be homeless, it is not their fault. We can be homeless at any moment live on the streets, begging for money. If we can get rid of the stereotypes, most of the homeless on the street would get a better life.
I could see that they all looked as if they have not had a bath in days. Their faces were dirty, clothes were stained, and too big, and their hair was mated on top of their heads. The smell in the room was mixed with the smell of food, and the smell of body odors. Because, they live on the streets they do not have anywhere to take a shower, or have anywhere to wash their clothes. Once they were done eating most of them lingered around, and didn’t want to go back to the streets.
For families itself, this situation makes them hard to pay bills, a serious illness or disabling accident may deplete their funds and push them out onto the street. They can be homeless because of several reasons such as loss of combined income, legal fee, extra payments, and others. Whereas they do not have places to survive with sufficient money and end up they decide to sleep at the road, bus stop, bridge and street. Changes in family structure, such as the increase in single-parent families and the decline of marriage rates, are thought to have made families weaker to changing economic conditions which can lead to homelessness. That is, more families are becoming dependent on a single-wage earner, making them increasingly liable to severe economic hardship as a result of a job loss due to economic conditions, poor health, or some other
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.
Not everyone has it easy- lots of people struggle to keep a job, pay rent or a mortgage, and buy food and clothes. In 2015, 564,708 people were homeless in the United States. 564,708 veterans, middle age, young adults,and child had to deal with rotting teeth, greasy hair, torn clothes, sunburns, frostbite, freezing rain, cold snow, hail, diseases, hunger, and so many other problems. With food being so expensive, they don’t have many options. That’s why I work at a food shelter.
because they are struggling to get the needs, they are starving for food and water, and mostly because they would need to know the consequences of not having a home or ANYTHING!!! Homeless people have many struggles. According to The “Do You Ignore The Homeless” article creators went to the streets and asked a homeless person questions about their life and they asked.“What’s the worst part about being homeless?” Sleepy asked a homeless man on the street. Then the homeless person answered “No one sees me,” was the reply. According to the article “ Do You Ignore The Homeless?” Lastly According to the Alliance’s Geography of Homelessness report, there are approximately 14 homeless people on average for every 10,000 people in rural areas, compared with 29 homeless people out of every 10,000 in urban area.