To help the homeless population we will review what constitutes a vulnerable population along with looking at what barriers this population may have to prevent them from seeking help. Then I will briefly review my experience with vulnerable population. Vulnerable Population Vulnerable population is any group or community of people who are susceptible or at higher risk to contract disease, or illness physically or psychologically. They have little or no support system or service to provide them with help. Barriers to obtaining services The barriers that the homeless population may prevent them from seeking help or services are many.
Cities often find themselves unable to sustain the shelter needs of the homeless population, primarily due to financial constraints. City management tries to implement policies best for traditional and homeless residents, but it is difficult to achieve a mix that accommodates both. Cities usually offer some form of shelters. However, availabilities are temporary and not guaranteed. Often city policies are against loitering, panhandling, sleeping in public or in cars.
HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA Would there be more homeless people in the America if the human basic needs were no more than eating, sleeping and drinking? For some those three things are what make life worth fighting for. Then for other eating, drinking and sleeping is not that important will take it where ever they can get it. The cause of homelessness began in the mindset of man and society. I read a quote by an unknown author that said “When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for.” That is the beginning of the end of any nation.
The two essays: “Homeless Man Interviews Himself” by Albert Bliss and “Untouchables” by Kozal discuss these two very different viewpoints on the subject of homelessness. The two men’s opinions cannot be compared in the traditional sense of “for or against homelessness”, but rather two astoundingly different types of homelessness. It is at times rather difficult to clearly decipher the difference between a person that is homeless by choice or by circumstances, especially from an outsider’s perspective without first speaking to the particular homeless person at hand and learning their personal story as to what brought them to their current position. These two essays offer the viewpoints from an “outsider’s” perspective as well as an actual homeless man’s perspective and therefore shed light on both sides. It is up to the reader to decide which type of homelessness should be considered more or less problematic to society.
What is homeless? There is no easy answer to this question, and in fact, the question itself is misleading. According to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary the word homeless means having no home or permanent place of residence. After conducting my observations and research I found that I was interested in taking a closer look into the lifestyle of the “homeless.” I have a few questions that I would like the reader to keep in mind while reading this essay regarding the homeless: What kind of people are homeless? Where do they live?
With the current recession, it is a very real possibility that more than 1.5 million will be forced into homelessness in the next two years alone (PBS: Public Broadcasting Services, 2011). Imagine, that number of people do not have a permanent and safe home in which to live. Why? Why do we have so many homeless in one of the wealthiest countries in the world? Clearly homelessness is a problem in America.
Larkin (2009) argues that no general acceptable definition of homelessness exists, due to the various ways people are made homeless, the way homelessness is constructed by policies, the diverse population that are homeless and the different description used to describe this group. However, English law illustrates that people are considered homeless when they have no accommodation or their accommodation is not suitable for them
Vulnerable Population University of Phoenix Health Assessment and Promotion for Vulnerable Population NUR 440 Abstract According to Fitzpatrick-Lewis, Ganann, and Krishnaratne (2011) “Being homeless negatively impacts health as people who are homeless or marginally housed have less access to healthcare and poorer health outcomes than those living in stable condition” (p. 2). In America, people are becoming homeless for a variety of reasons. Some homeless people have addiction problems, some are illiterate, mentally ill, and they are veterans as well. On the other hand, others have experienced a string of bad luck and joblessness. At the end of the day, having no roof over their head is a hard reality that homeless people faced.
In cities across America the Homeless populations have become a recurring political concern. With the no one wanting to seem like they are anti-homeless the debate has created a sensitive issue. One side argues strongly for the health concerns in and caused by the homeless populous. The other concern is the negative effects the homeless cause business versus the hugely detrimental hit the new banns impose on the charities trying to provide to the homeless. The registration and certification requirements that state and local government across the nation have begun implementing, namely Houston’s new permitting requirement, allows the cities to monitor activity centers, prevent the spread of food prone illness in and from the homeless, as well as economically ensure business in their jurisdiction are free from the detrimental effect of homeless presence nearby.
ARGUMENTATION-PERSUAISON ESSAY “HOMELESS IN AMERICA” CHRIS RIECH SOUTH UNIVERSITY ONLINE “HOMELESS IN AMERICA” The reason people are homeless in America today is due to the lack of support from out government. Economic problems such as being laid off work or the rise in the cost of housing have lead people to live on the streets. They have no family to help them and they are left with no other choice. People with mental illnesses and addictions also become homeless quite often. A lack of affordable housing has contributed to homelessness.