Consequences Of Homelessness In America

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Homelessness in America By Michelle A. Levels Instructor Cecil Clifton Course SOCI 111 September 11, 2012 Homelessness in America Approximately 1.5 million children in America are homeless. My opinion is there is little excuse for this because we as Americans have many opportunities to succeed in life. I have been in this situation myself and I fought my way back with the help of many city and government programs. One of the programs in Evansville In is Aurora. They assist in getting families off the streets and into affordable housing. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines a homeless person for the…show more content…
The belief that working to end child homelessness will have far-reaching and lasting effects on the future of our society. Homeless families are increasing at an alarming rate in the United States, with profound effects on millions of American children. One in fifty children experiences homelessness in America each year, according to a recent study by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Nearly half of those children are under the age of six – the most vulnerable group of all. ( Horizons
for Homeless Children, November 23, 2011 ). The consequences of homelessness on young children will affect them and society not only in the short term, but throughout their lives. ( Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Harvard University, n.d.) 2008 and 2009 should have been the most difficult years with respect
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