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
Introduction This article is about people with long-term, often repeated episodes of homelessness who also has alcohol problems. The author identifies the reason for this study is the barriers set by housing agencies are to in depth. The agencies have a long list of test and medical guidelines to follows. A Brief Summary The author chose this reason because it is believed that if barriers need to be lowered to obtain a spot in the housing units. Homeless people would attempt or even be entered into the house faster.
The community needs to build a more regional, client-focused, coordinated network of homeless services. The strategies call for maintain but not increasing the existing shelter capacity at this time, even though the shelters regularly turn away people due to lack of space. This will allow additional resources to flow to other needed services and housing. It is vital that the community place attention on those housing and services that help people regain long-term stability and address the underlying causes of homelessness, such as transitional housing and related services, employment services, and assistance in making a successful transition to permanent housing. Be more proactive in preventing homelessness…emphasize approaches that follow clients as they progress throughout the continuum of care, including assistance to people once they enter permanent housing.
Homelessness in the United State has been a radical issue that has been affecting our society in general. It has been a complicating situation that has been dramatically rising among us. Stuart D. Bykofsky, in “No Heart for the Homeless,” Anna Quindlen, in “Rooms of Their Own,” and Steven VanderStaay, in “Solutions Homeless People Seek,” has distinguished solutions that the government can accomplish to assist the homeless. The three essays have similar views on solutions that can be accomplished to solve the homelessness issue. In the essays, Bykofsky and Quindlen discusses the problems that individuals seek when the homeless surrounds the streets and deprive them from having a clean environment.
Creating a solution. In order to treat and identify the true nature of the issue, society must be truthful in recognizing the contributing factors as it relates to the problem. Many write the homeless off as outcasts, drunks and substance abusers. People who are homeless somehow created the problem for themselves. It becomes easier to ignore and place the homeless in this category then to recognize a larger social problem and work to correct the issues.
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).
According to ( Diana Kendall) (108), “Being poor or rich is a master status that influences many other areas such as, health, education, and life opportunities". She goes on to state “ The circumstances under which becomes homeless determine the extent of which that persons is stigmatized.” (109) “There is three ways that the media represents the homeless and the poor says” (Diana
They would say that capitalists and their ulterior motives would be the problem. A conflict theorist would claim that the reason the homeless problem persists is not because of a homeless individual's supposed inability, or reluctance, to improve their situation. Rather, the conflict theorist would say that the cause of homelessness is caused by the capitalistic social classes that oppress those who cannot find a place to work or a physical address to call home. Therefore, when business owners deny employment to those who need employment, the economically challenged underclass victims will either rise up against the situation or consider taking a more silent route. Some would even venture to say that the homeless have chosen to live their lives this
The main argument of this source is that being homelessness is almost like a prison you can’t escape from, It talks about how your freedom as a citizen is almost lost because you are seen as a social outcast and not welcome in certain areas of many different cities. A few of the topics that are covered are the constitution, freedom of citizens and personal issues that lead onto poverty in homelessness. If I was asked about this article I would respond calling it aggressive very different to all my other sources. This source is by far the most relevant and useful source that I have
Although there is limited accurate data to the demographics of the homeless population, the federal, state and local governments must take immediate steps to come up with a solution to this growing problem. The 2008 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress states that the federal government is currently promoting a 10-year plan to ending homelessness with pacific targets to those who are constantly homeless, meaning an individual that is unaccompanied with a disabling condition, been homeless for more than a year and has a history of homelessness, although this is a step in the right direction it is still not enough. Job creation and jobs that pay decent wages, permanent affordable housing, tackling the health care problem for people that are diagnosed with any form of mental illness and taking care of our children should be at the top of the list because our children are the future of our great