Youth Homelessness in America Every year, millions of people are experiencing some form of homelessness in the United States alone. Of those people who are experiencing homelessness, a large proportion of them is under the age of 24. Data has found that there are over 550,000 youth have experienced homelessness for more than a week over the course of a year (“Youth and Young Adults,” 2018). In many cases, youth homelessness can be prevented, but the lack of resources and services available to youth is limited. As a result, the issue continues to grow and affect more and more youth have to experience homelessness.
The current government is creating a situation where more families along with their children are experiencing homelessness. An individual may be considered homeless when they lack permanent housing and have to stay in shelters, abandoned buildings or vehicles, on the streets, or in other forms of unstable situations. Many homeless people start out with jobs and stable residences, but then social and economic factors intervene, causing a rapid change in their living situation causing them to leave, and live on the street. Even with the population of homeless keeps increasing, the government does not aid nor benefit the homeless because they only worsen the homeless problem by having laws that go against homelessness, not helping mentally ill homeless population, and having the lack of subsidized housing.
The National Center on Family Homelessness at American Institutes for Research (NCFH) released a report exposing that 2.5 million children are homeless in America. (Mclean, 2015) California is the wealthiest state in the country but ranked third worst in the extent of homelessness, the second worst in policy, and in the lower half of the US in terms of risk and wellbeing, making it the third worst US state for child homelessness overall. (Mclean, 2015) Rent is increasing as income is decreasing or staying the same.
Identify the subpopulation you have chosen I have chosen the homeless population in which there are currently 105,237 people in Australia; 56% male and 44% female. ("Homelessness statistics", 2016) Identify and briefly outline the specific health and wellbeing issues faced by the subgroup. Exploring the relationship between homelessness and health shows different types of connections. Some health problems are experienced before an individual becomes homeless and may later contribute to the difficulty in finding appropriate housing whereas other health issues are a consequence of homelessness.
Introduction/ definition. The issue of homelessness people is a major problem within my community. Homelessness is a condition of people without a well, health houses to dwell in, most people with this condition are people leaving in streets, old buildings, under sewage pipes and townships to beg for food, clothes, money and also for help to get a better life to resemble like normal people with a well condition of life. People who are involved in this condition some of them are teenagers and adults who are being chased away from their homes. Some of them are kids with no parents or anybody to care of.
5. “ If they don’t want me, well I guess I am nothing” Barbara Haworth Attard has a negative perspective of teen issues in her novel Theories of Relativity. How I relate my thesis to my quotation is that I got quote from the story “ If they don’t want me, well I guess I am nothing”. It indicates that a teen is talking about his family and he thinks his family doesn’t want and decide to be homeless.
Currently, homelessness has become one of the major social problems in Australia. It is common to see homeless people sleep at street sides in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne. According to the latest statistics from the ABS Census of Housing and Population, there are 105,237 people in Australia who are homeless at present (Homelessness Australia, 2016). In other words, there is one person who is homeless in every 200 people in Australia. What is worse, the rate of homelessness has been growing in most states in Australia in the past few years.
1. Homeless in young Australians is a major issue within the homeless population. As statics shows that 18% of young Australians do not have money to survive on, 15% live jobless household, 5% deprived somewhere safe to live and survive on. This circumstance I young Australians occur young people in Australia occurs due to housing crisis, domestic violence, family violence and relationship/family breakdowns (brochure).
One of the foremost social issues in the United States has been homelessness. Homelessness often overlap between poverty and unemployment. Annually, an estimate of 2.3 and 3.5 million individuals experienced homelessness. “Although, difficult to measurement, it appears that more people- especially families- are becoming homeless, sleeping in shelter, living in their cars, and taking up residence in tent communities” (). Sanna () article address issues of homelessness along with it’s relations to unemployment and poverty.
Research Assignment for SCWK 201 The first article that I chose to discuss for the assignment was the “Effectiveness of Housing Interventions and Housing and Service Interventions on Ending Family Homelessness: A Systematic Review” article by Ellen Bassuk, Carmela DeCandia, Alexander Tsertsvadze, and Molly Richard. Bassuk, DeCandia, Tsertsvadze, and Richard start off the article by discussing how there has been a significant increase in the amount of homeless individuals in the last 30 years. They then discuss how there has been very few individuals who have actually done systematic reviews to determine whether or not current housing, housing interventions, and service interventions are effective ways of decreasing homelessness. The next thing