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Homeless clinic and treatment center resources are also provided , and work together to place people with the best care and plan of action. The Shelters in Carlsbad, provide services such as alcohol and drug rehab treatment along with clinics. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO HOMELESSNESS When a woman decides to leave an abusive relationship, she often has nowhere to go. This is particularly true of women with few resources. Lack of affordable housing and long waiting lists for assisted housing means that women and their children are forced to choose between abuse at home and life on the streets.
Today, they are called homeless. B. Reason to Listen: Chronic homelessness is societal issue that may have a partial solution, by helping the homeless get the help they need through government/community programs. C. Thesis Statement: Chronic homelessness is a serious problem for the taxpayers in the U.S. There are government programs that can greatly diminish the costs incurred by chronic homelessness and, sometimes, even help the hopeless find hope.
After shuffling through the attempted solutions to the main problem of homelessness, I have found that the biggest issue of all is getting bills passed and finding funds to assist these organizations. The government would be mostly affected because they are required to produced the funds when they create such organizations. I believe that most issues have been thought about and many solutions have been made to prevent poverty. It seems that whenever there is a issue it concerns the lack of funds. It would be helpful if the there was fund raising and campaigns to get people to donate money for the prevention of homelessness and hopefully this would spark social policy and public opinion to solving the problem of
Homelessness has been dealt with by the development of social institutions and set of social practices like allocation of resources, and the allocation of status. Homelessness is not the governments fault entirely. Although the government appears to alienate the homeless population by cutting its investment in affordable housing nationally, they do provide city shelters with tools to help the homeless. In reality, the causes of homelessness are without a doubt, a matter of bad luck, personal problems, addiction, and choice. Life is rough and sometimes things do not work out, but as an individual, everyone is responsible for their life outcomes and focusing all causes of homelessness on the government is completely unrealistic.
I have chosen the ecological perspective to obtain a comprehensive analysis of the complexities, interaction and interdependent relations of individual and contextual systems affecting homeless people. Homelessness amid affluence: a disturbing contradiction “Homelessness is a universal journey, and is not necessarily by definition just about shelter, it is an intrinsic state of unrest”. (I. Archibald 2004) Homelessness is characterized by the deprivation of an “essential human experience – the possession and maintenance of home space” (LaGory, Fitzpatrick, Ritchey 2001:633). Homelessness raises unwelcome questions. The persistent presence of homeless people in affluent Western societies lays bare inherent discrepancies and contradictions pertaining to the economic rationalist model that forms the hub of and drives most of these nations.
However, after doing a little research about what causes homelessness in America, my opinion has somewhat changed. I still believe that anyone can work hard enough and if have the right priorities in their life they can become successful, for example in the movie starring Will Smith- “The Pursuit of Happiness.” However my opinion has changed somewhat because of the fact that some homeless people can not control living with no home. Causes of being homeless could be because of a natural disaster (hurricane, floods, earthquakes, etc.) that has destroyed a persons home or workplace. Another big cause of homelessness is people not having health care.
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.
I found that it could be possible that the media is trying to enforce the idea that the everyday person should be viewed as having little or no similarities to a homeless person, and that the reason they are homeless is because of individual issues that make them different from everyone else. As well, I found evidence that the media may be trying to create an image of the homeless problem as an epidemic, and they use advertisements with images of the homeless as miserable and hopeless to get people to feel empathetic towards the
HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA "Hobo," "tramp," "vagrant," and "transient" are names for people who find themselves having to cope with the very serious problem of being homeless. What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless. Homelessness is a problem affecting many areas of the U.S. and abroad. I am sure that many of you have seen a homeless person on the street before. They sat their begging you for your spare change, or some food to keep them from starving that night.