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
I choose homelessness for my topic because it is something that even I had to experience at one point in my life. The federal government defines homelessness as an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (Martin M, 2007). This definition is for the most part excluding the numerous homeless individual that refuse to live in the shelter systems and take their refuge on the streets. In the 16 and 1700’s many families suffered homelessness due to the war. Children were left without responsible parents and society seemed to disregard what they passed by in the streets.
In a lot of the homeless people this connection has been lost, which results to losing both their dignity and their moral sense because of their homeless condition (Neal, 2004). Losing this interaction with others can take away their living, and worsen the way they live their lives. Newly homeless individuals are likely to feel unsure of what to do because they are unable to function in their new environment. Social
Recidivism is a big problem I this country, too many inmates return back to prison after being released. Many citizens are affected by this as well as the x-convicts and their families. Many children of convicts grow up without their father and could end up in prison themselves. It seems that these x-inmates have no chance to be reformed. This problem exists because there are not enough programs to help inmates be reformed and the little programs that are available they are implemented only after the inmate is released and not in the prison itself.
Either they have no insurance or have no financial capability to follow up with health maintenance and treatment regimen. Some may have cognitive deficiency or addiction problem and cannot articulate the need for psychiatric attention. Socially vulnerable individuals are those members of a group or population that are undervalue and underserved, such as the homeless and drug addicts. (Gwyn & Colin, 2010). The purpose of this paper is to discuss vulnerable populations in current events from a recent newspaper article.
A substantial percentage of the U.S. homeless population are individuals who are chronically unemployed or have difficulty managing their lives effectively due to prolonged and severe drug and/or alcohol abuse. Substance abuse can cause homelessness from behavioral patterns associated with addiction that alienate an addicted individual's family and friends who could otherwise provide support during difficult economic times.Major reasons and causes for homelessness as documented by many reports and studies include: Poverty, caused by many factors including unemployment/underemployment. Lack of accessible health care. People who have some kind of chronic and weakening disease but cannot get health care either because they don't have money to afford it or because they are simply too weak to go and work every day.The basic problem of homelessness is the need for personal shelter, warmth and safety. Other difficulties include: personal security, quiet, and privacy, especially for
Running head: UNION MISSION, INC. Union Mission, Inc. Brenda Eason Columbia College UNION MISSION, INC. Abstract Homelessness seems to happen to people for a variety of reasons. They include unemployment, eviction, family problems, the lack of affordable housing, mental and health illnesses, post traumatic stress. As we see, many factors play a role in homelessness. Because of various failures in life, many have given up on life. Homeless shelters offer services aimed at helping people to break out of the homeless life.
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.
How to Fix the Epidemic of the Homeless There is an epidemic of social and moral values in the United States. One that goes unnoticed mostly until it affects someone close to us or directly impacts us when we least expect it. There are many causes to this epidemic, there is no one root cause, which makes this difficult to address and fight. What I am referring to is the plight of those that are homeless. To be homeless is difficult to measure because so many different people have different opinions on what it means to be homeless.
Difficult choices must be made when limited resources cover only some of these necessities. Often it is housing, which absorbs a high proportion of income that must be dropped. If you are poor, you are essentially an illness, an accident, or a paycheck away from living on the streets. First, A lack of affordable housing and the limited scale of housing assistance programs have contributed to the current housing crisis and to the homelessness. Housing assistance can make the difference between stable housing, precarious housing, or no housing at all.