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
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
It may be there fault that there homeless but in this world we help the people that are unfortunate. In this world today, a person who is homeless may face violations of the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to education, the right to liberty and security of the person, the right to privacy, the right to social security, the right to freedom from discrimination, the right to vote, and many more. Another main problem that homeless people deal with is medical care, with poor medical care there is a better chance they can contain unknown disease that is not fightable. The society that we live in today has been known to disease that can not be cured. In order to reduce this problem we can give the homeless and the unfortunate a sanitary place to stay.
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.
A Sociological View of Homelessness SOCI-200 D01 Instructor: Professor J. Cole The homeless are looked at as the low of the low, the bane of society. Some Christian believers look at the homeless and simply feel that if they were to apply themselves, they would not be homeless. Other Christian believers feel sorry for the homeless and want to help. With the endless problems facing our economy these days, the nation is seeing a surge in the number of homeless people. In a recent approximation USA Today estimated 1.6 million people unduplicated persons used transitional housing or emergency shelters.
Surfing the web for answers will only give us the meaning of what is it like to be homeless, how the public views homelessness and how it affects these individuals, the economy and the society as a whole. What exactly does it mean to be homeless? This word means having no home or a permanent place to stay. For us to better our understanding on what homelessness really is, looking at in in various angles is necessary. To look at how different homeless people act in a society, looking at in a sociological perspective is necessary.
The causes of homelessness in America can be classified in to two broad categories, which are: (1) individual shortcomings and (2) societal issues. Individual shortcomings include mental illnesses, family breakdown, addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, lack of education, and amoral behavior. On the other hand, societal issues relate to interrelated social, political and economic factors which include joblessness, distribution of income and wealth and the profit structure of the housing market. People in America are vulnerable to getting homeless irrespective of their educational and ethnic backgrounds. Many studies have found that the homeless population has reached to the figure of 4 million in America that has altered the image of the homeless people as being beggars, hobos and winos.
The majority of the people who are homeless admit to not working, but about 20% of homeless people have at least a part time job. More than one third of homeless people are substance abusers, and one fourth are mentally ill. In Harlingen homelessness is a problem because of the lack of jobs available. The cost of living on a
Once the individual reaches eighteen, they are considered an adult and are almost immediately discharged from their family. Having no way to support themselves financially, they become homeless within the year. California, Texas, and Florida have the highest numbers of “discharged” homeless foster children. For the rest of the unaccompanied homeless youth population, there are far more and greater causes of their suffering. Escaping abuse, whether it be physical, emotional, or sexual,