In Anna Quindlen’s “Homeless,” The author attempts to show the reader what it is like for people to lose their homes and truly explain what it is like to be homeless. The essay wants the reader to dive into the life of a homeless person and see how it truly affects them. Therefore, it makes a connection to the reader by talking about what home really is and showing home is more than just a house. A home is a place people call their own and feel safe and even have a pride of ownership when the person steps inside. Therefore showing the views of actual homeless people, the essay shows what it is like to not have that home and to live off nothing and just hope to find a place to sleep.
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
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.
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
Once I came across the issue of homelessness, I immediately knew who would be my “other” side. My older brother’s views on homelessness are completely different than mine. As Lesser (2010) stated, his views “made smoke come out of my ears”. On this issue, I believe we should help the homeless whereas my brother thinks they can help themselves.
For example, some homeless are not to blame in that their parents were homeless and they were born into it. If all homeless people were to be criminalized, a large portion of them would be innocent and suffer an even greater deal than they were already suffering. We all give rise to mistakes, and unfortunately, the mistakes of the homeless have much more troubling consequences. In her book, The Homeless Opposing Viewpoints, Tamara Roleff maintains that “homelessness is not a condition; it is an outcome of mental illness, drug abuse, alcoholism, disability, chronic illness and just plain hard times”(31). In other words, Roleff believes that often times, he circumstances homeless people face is out of their control.
The sardonic solution was used to show that those who are homeless truly struggle with hunger, mental illness, and ignorance. One real solution to end homelessness is to provide federal housing assistance in which helps make housing more affordable for the homeless by ensuring a flexible subsidy that adjusts with the income over time. Another possible solution is to reunify families that are in the youth or to put them in foster
In the United States of America there are about 1.56 million people who are homeless. Only a few privileged minds can effectively explain the hardships and emotional standpoints of those without a home. However even though they can explain these points, some still may never understand how troubling it is to live with no home. Two essays that outstandingly provide an accurate standpoint of the homeless community are “Homeless” by Anna Quindlen and “Why Beggars are Despised” by George Orwell.
Audience: People ignorant about the struggles of homelessness and would rather make homeless people “disappear” than help them Message/Goal of this piece: Addressing the issue of homelessness and raising awareness to this program as an alternative to making it a crime to be living in poverty. It shows that chromic homelessness can be solved Behaviors/ Aspects of society being satirized: The treatment and attitude towards homelessness and homeless people e.g. banning, arresting, and giving them fines. This piece shows the ridiculousness of the anti-homeless argument and that they are lazy moochers undeserving of help. People who would rather spend to criminalize homelessness than use the same time/money/resources to help fix this problem Background
Then once you have a house and car then there’s taxes and you have to pay for your children’s school and clothes and food for them. Pretty much the debt never stops. If you start out in the hole it’s pretty hard to dig your way back out. Education after high school will lead to better job finds and just all around smartness and maybe even learning things a school can’t teach you.
What happened that they ended living on the streets? ... When I decided to major in Social Work I had a passion to learn, help and work with the homeless. But, then I realize that is not only “helping” it’s providing them with the proper resources that they need assistance with and also making sure they want the assistance. Many of the homeless who live in the street suffer from addictions and mental disorders which can probably be one of the reasons why is somewhat difficult to help them.
In the article Are the Homeless to Blame? Lee and Lewis feel that excuse is very important on how people see homeless people but they did see that other demographic like party affiliation played a part on how people say the homeless (536). Other articles say that ideology was influencing how people viewed the homeless. People that conservative or in the republican party are more likely to think that homelessness is caused by individuals.
Doug, I am very interested in applying to be an Astin Scholar, and I wanted to get your thoughts on an idea I had for the application 's research proposal. As you probably already know, getting the homeless housed is one of the top goals of activists and non-profits today. Their argument is that a housing-first approach gives a homeless individual the dignity and motivation they need to begin the hard work of turning their life around and integrating back into society. I thought I could do an analysis of the mental health of homeless individuals who aren 't housed, versus the mental health of those who are. I am unsure of what sort of a methodology I would use to collect my data, but I feel my concept would make for profound research.
Struggling to get by is a common thing and it’s very hard to get back on your feet. This is how a lot of people become homeless. Some people need assistance so they settle on the side of Walmart, Maverik, or any place they pondered about being a good spot to clinch a sign up summarizing their life story in a few words. A lot of people are willing to give them some aid by handing them some left over change they possessed.
Thesis: These homeless issues for America the motivation people ended up homeless from claiming consciousness also bring associations for the system with assistance them a shelter, house, and an occupation. First, the situation that influence to homelessness, second, the way in which homelessness has the ability to touch all races or ethnicity, and third, people could work help to end the homelessness in America by a volunteer themselves.