But is it really so? Even after you give them “a shelter from the elements, or three square meals a day, or a mailing address” too, it doesn’t make them have a home. They still stay homeless, because the definition of the word is taken wrong by people like us. Anna Quindlen goes into the depth of definition of the phrase “being homeless”. A “home is where your heart is”, and giving one a place to live doesn’t give him a place which is only his and his everything.
Vulnerable Populations Anamarie Donegan BSHS/302 March 21, 2011 Monique Foster Vulnerable Populations There are many different populations in society today. Many of these populations face more challenges than others. One such population is the homeless population. “There are 671,859 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States” (National Alliance to End Homelessness). In this paper, the topic of discussion will be the vulnerable state of homeless people and how critical thinking is used to identify the causes of problems or issues for this population.
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.
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).
Haryo Bhawiko English 1 Professor Phillips L K Draft 2 09/27/07 Homeless Today Today, homelessness is a big problem that happens everywhere in the world. It can have some different meanings depending from the views. In the book, both authors, Barbara Lazear Ascher and Anna Quindlen, both explored the world of homeless. They have different opinions about homeless people. In fact, both authors also have some the same opinion.
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.
Jessica Petty 12/02/14 English 1/Carmichael Homelessness: Adolescents to Mid-Twenties Homelessness is one of the leading causes of death and mental illness in the United States. The age old concept of young people “aging out” of the foster care system is still relevant, however, not the only issue regarding the subject. Of those who study homelessness amongst teens, many would say that it comes down to the personal circumstances following the individual. Fifty-eight percent of adolescents (sixteen to eighteen years of age) in the United States are homeless (www.nationalhomeless.org). Legislation aimed to “prevent” homelessness and aid those affected by it effect adult homelessness, those from the ages of eighteen to twenty-five
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 . However through living in shelters and living in poverty neighborhoods homeless people still are still neglected by services and labeled, and families and their children are limited to access the
Housing assistance can make the difference between stable housing, precarious housing, or no housing at all. However, the demand for assisted housing clearly exceeds the supply; only about one third of poor renter households receive a housing subsidy from the federal, state, or a local government. Another cause, is domestic violence, battered women who live in poverty are often forced to choose between abusive relationships and homelessness. Approximately 63% of homeless women have experienced domestic violence in their adult lives. The most apparent cause is addiction, alcohol and drug abuse statistics are disproportionately high among the homeless population.