Many of these homeless individuals may have had a pre existing substance abuse problem and became homeless because family members were no longer willing to enable self-destructive behavior. In a case like this, the individual essentially chooses to be homeless instead of obtaining assistance for his or her substance abuse issues. Another example of using critical thinking to understand the cause of an issue can be made by trying to understand mental illness among the homeless population. An inference can be made that mentally ill individuals become homeless as a result of his or her inability to provide a stable environment for his or herself. This is based on the assumption that mentally ill individuals
According surveys, I think high unemployment rate and low employment rate, mental illness and domestic violence can cause people becoming homeless in America. Poverty is closely linked to homeless. Poverty due to high employment rate and low employment rate can trap individuals and can lead to homelessness. Although the United States is recovering from the worst financial crisis in 2008 since the Great Depression, there are still many homeless people suffering from the crisis. Many homeless people who have jobs and can't avoid homelessness, escaping homelessness is virtually impossible for those without a job.
They help some of the UK's most disadvantaged people. For older people, reasons for being homeless vary enormously, 37% - Parents, family, or friends no longer willing or able to accommodate, 20% - Loss of private dwelling, including tied accommodation, 19% - Breakdown of relationship with partner, 4% - Mortgage arrears, 2% - Rent arrears and 18% - for other reasons. Homelessness is not just about the people that the public sees and thinks about – principally “rough sleepers” living on the streets – but the whole range of people who lack a home. Homeless young people face a range of complex problems. For example, in 2012 more than 40% were not in education, employment or training.
The most apparent cause is addiction, alcohol and drug abuse statistics are disproportionately high among the homeless population. Once a person has had enough drug abuse based consequences, and reached a point of surrender Homeless people often face insurmountable barriers to obtaining health care, including addictive disorder treatment services and recovery supports. In conclusion, Homelessness results from a complex set of
A substantial percentage of the U.S. homeless population are individuals who are chronically unemployed or have difficulty managing their lives effectively due to prolonged and severe drug and/or alcohol abuse. Substance abuse can cause homelessness from behavioral patterns associated with addiction that alienate an addicted individual's family and friends who could otherwise provide support during difficult economic times.Major reasons and causes for homelessness as documented by many reports and studies include: Poverty, caused by many factors including unemployment/underemployment. Lack of accessible health care. People who have some kind of chronic and weakening disease but cannot get health care either because they don't have money to afford it or because they are simply too weak to go and work every day.The basic problem of homelessness is the need for personal shelter, warmth and safety. Other difficulties include: personal security, quiet, and privacy, especially for
Homeless on Campus Homelessness is one of the social issues that have been a problem in America and other countries for many years. As years go on, it has gotten worse. Sometimes, people get the wrong definition of what homeless really means. The true definition of being homeless is not the lack of having a house and living on the streets. Homelessness is defined as what is known as a person or family who lacks housing or is forced to live on the streets or in a shelter.
There are many social problems that are associated with homelessness in Pinellas County. Financial problems such as: job loss, not making enough money and not being to afford rent/mortgage is related to the homelessness in Pinellas County (PIT, 2011). Criminal behavior is another social problem related to homelessness. According to Chamard (2010) persons who are homeless involves themselves in criminal activity for survival such as stealing, panhandling and peddling. The criminal activity stems from the homeless person basic needs not being met such as: shelter, food and clothes (Charmard, 2010).
Upon these thoughts I began to ask myself the question is it the community's fault and is the community around us responsible for helping these people get back on their feet and restoring their life? It is almost impossible to keep track of the homeless population, partly because they are difficult to find and because it isn’t something for a country to be proud, so it isn’t an issue that gets enough attention. Never the less, homeless people do exist and they are found all over the world. Even though India has the largest number, with 70 million homeless people, this is just 10 percent of its population. There are many contributing factors to becoming homeless.
The Causes Related to Homelessness; Draft The Causes Related to Homelessness Capella University Scope of human Services HS- 5318 Professor M. Martin By Sandra Wright 2 Abstract The geographical divide that separates the rich from the poor is that some people are privileged and some are not. Homelessness is not a privilege but it is an experience that many people stumble upon. furthermore many people have , since the beginning of time gone through one step after the other through some type of trajectory in their lives experiencing , evictions, financial difficulties , job loss, and mental illnesses before and after becoming homeless . in this report homelessness will be used through different levels of some people’s trajectory in their lives through events that may be the causes related to homelessness. Through recent research and examination of different areas in our nation researchers explored the domains of material , physical and mental health and safety wellbeing of homeless people life chances that has increased for many individuals young and old through different pathways .
Finally, personal issues may affect a person in such a way that they somehow end up homeless. There are many factors that can lead to a person becoming homeless and each person has a different story to tell. Whatever may be the reason for a person becoming homeless, it is the issues that arise from being homeless that are the crucial aspect. Homelessness can have many affects on a persons wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Being out of home can have many implications to a persons health.