There are an estimated 1.6 to 2.8 million homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 24 in the United States. Most youth homelessness is caused by abuse, neglect, and family conflict, deficient school systems that perpetuate illiteracy, joblessness, and addiction, lack of government housing and lack of affordable housing. These are not the only reasons why people are homeless, but they are the most obvious ones. Homelessness is viewed as a sociological problem, meaning that it is an issue that the society has to deal with by developing some kind of social institution and set of social practices like allocation of resources, and the allocation of status. It is understood that life is rough and sometimes things do not work out, but this country
Persuasive Outline My problem will be chronic homelessness Purpose: To persuade my audience regarding the existence of the ongoing problem of chronic homelessness as well as possible programs to solve the problem. Thesis: 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. I. Introduction A.
Youth homelessness is one of the most neglected social issues in our country. Sadly, due to the apathy and indifference of the nation, 22,000 teenagers are homeless. That’s 22,000 kids living on the streets, in parks and drains. Even more chilling is the fact that most of these abandoned kids are abused and most will become drug users. How is it possible you may ask, that in the “Lucky Country” so many thousands of teenagers are without a home?
This information can be found on the Child Welfare Information Gateway at their website www.childwelfare.gov. In the year 2009 it was estimated that more than 800,000 children had been confirmed as abuse or neglect victims in the United States (The State Library of Kansas, 2009). It is also estimated that one in every four girls and one in every seven boys are subject to sexual abuse before they see their 18th birthday (The State Library of Kansas, 2009). The most common form of child abuse is neglect. Children under the age of 7 made up 56% of these cases (Beddoe, 2011).
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.
Running Head: Homelessness Homelessness Porsha Taylor GE265 Wed Mornings Homelessness Homelessness is extreme poverty in U.S society. My opinion is that our society sees it from a Moral Relativism point, which I believe it shouldn’t be seen from. I identify myself as Moral Pluralism. On any given night in America, anywhere from 700,000 to 2 million people are homeless, according to estimates of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. A count in January, 2007, found 745 homeless people in Lucas County, with 200 of those classified as "chronically" homeless, according to HUD data.
(That's more than the population of Philadelphia.) The National Coalition for the Homeless defines homeless youth as individuals under the age of 18 who lack parental, foster, or institutional care. One out of every 3 homeless people is under the age of 18. Approximately half of all runaways were physically abused before fleeing home. The majority of homeless and runaway youth are between the ages of 15 and 17, however three out of 100 runaways are under the age of 10, and 11 out of 100 are between the ages of 11 and 13.
This year snap shot shows an increase in homeless veterans, domestic violence victims, and homeless children, with a 55% increase in the number of Veterans living on the street or in emergency shelters, a 31% increase in the number of domestic violence victims who are experiencing homelessness (with 40% of those victims being male), and an 8% rise in the number of homeless children. It is not easy to determine the exact number of homeless since estimates differ according to the
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.
Assaults committed by young people ages 10-24 were responsible for more than 656,000 injuries treated in an emergency room (CDC2010). It is also stated that in 2008, 1280 juveniles were arrested for murder, 3340 for forcible rape and 56,000 for aggravated assault (CDC2010). Authority figures such as educators, law enforcement and politicians are concerned with the youth violence epidemic. To try and help solve the