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
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.
Some will give them money and some will act as if they do not see or even hear them. The reason why people do that is physiological. They do not believe that these people are homeless and really need the money for food and such. They think that people who appear to be homeless or those on the street asking for handouts are just going to use the money for drugs and alcohol. In addition, some people do give them money because they think it’s the right thing to do.
I think that long test and other guidelines that are drawn out does interfere with the homeless want and need to seek help. If barriers were lower and the standards were lower more homeless people who seek help and want to get their alcohol problem under control. Not all the homeless want or need help but there r a lot of them that is a afraid of the outcomes that comes along with seeking help from housing agencies and government programs. If a person has a reason to do better they will at least try. The studies showed that if the barriers were lower more homeless would want to and will go to housing agencies for help instead of living on the streets.
When he does get help through human services it is only for a limited time because of low funding. The client will need assistance with basic needs such as food, water and shelter as stated in “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” (Woodside, 2011). Homeless is an issue as well in our society today due to the fact of unemployment, addiction abuse or just they do not care to have a job or a house or just the plain fact a life. As a helper in the field of Human Services, the professionals will need to have specific helping skills is a important and a major part in Human Services field. Helping skills are Communication, listening skills, problem solving skills, having attending behavior, and skills for challenging clients.
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.
Table of Contents Title Page Introduction What is Homelessness? Why does Homelessnes cause so much confusion and debate? What are the Causes of Homelessness? What Services are available for the Homeless? The Impact of not Having a place to call Home What is the Health Status of the Homeless?
The community complains that drugs and alcohol are prevalence in these homes. Homeless shelters have been argued to have a negative effect on businesses because pedestrians are stopped outside their stores by homeless people begging for money. Neighborhoods, as well as schools, argue that homeless shelters bring in bad elements to their surroundings. Drugs and alcohol also tend to surround homeless shelters. Shelters are just a temporary fix to an ongoing problem.
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.
It is up to the reader to decide which type of homelessness should be considered more or less problematic to society. Based on these readings, I feel that people that are homeless by choice are in some ways more problematic to society than those that are homeless due to circumstances. In the story “Homeless Man Interviews Himself”, Bliss writes an entire article in which he is literally interviewing himself. He is asking and answering questions about his own personal experience as a man who is homeless