Essays on Homelessness

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Causes and Solutions of Homelessness in America

Homelessness in America has always been an issue but it has become an even bigger issue over the past years. With a world filled with global conflict, disappearing jobs, higher education cost, and increasing poverty in America, the homeless need our help more than ever. Just last year, the national poverty rate rose to include […]

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Homelessness in The United State and Its Effect 

In the midst of the busy streets of America, somewhere in less crowded places. Many people with their tents can be found sleeping at the side of the streets. Unfortunate these people are not camping. No matter if the weather is cold, no matter if it raining, and no matter if the street is cover […]

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Solution to Homelessness Essay

Homelessness is big social problem arising from social factors as poverty, physical and mental health, addiction, family problems. Just like any other city or county, Los Angeles county is continuing to struggle with homelessness issue which is on the rise. According to Los Angeles Times report showed that annual funding for homeless program was short […]

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Poverty and Homelessness

It’s nearly impossible to live or visit a city and not be confronted with homelessness or impoverished people. Invisible factors such as mental illness, lack of education, abuse or neglect in the formative years of someone’s life all contribute to whether or not a person can hold down or even access a job. And yet, […]

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What Could Be The Cause of Poverty

Poverty has been proven to be one of the most feared situations by Americans, but poverty is also known to deprive all the hope and dignity a person may think they have (Kafka 40). Dignity and hope are often the last resort a person mentally can rely on before fully collapsing into the closing realm […]

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Lgbt Youth Experience Homelessness

LGBT youth who experience homelessness must deal with a wide range of different issues that affects them in many ways. They have to deal with poor mental health, substance abuse, suicide, violence, and sexual risk behaviors because of the fact they’re homelessness ( Keuroghlian & Shtasel, 2014). About 320,000 to 400,000 LGBT youth experience homelessness […]

Unemployment Is Homelessness

When we think about the challenges we face in recovery, the most obvious one is probably staying sober and resisting the temptation to use again. There are some additional, unseen challenges that we might not be aware of if we haven’t experienced them firsthand. These difficulties can be so overwhelming and disheartening that they deplete […]

Homelessness Without a Choice

Poverty is a problem that can be fixed for some Americans. They work, get paid, and spend their money wisely. Poverty can be viewed as a “choice” for some people based on their situations. But for those stuck in the limbo of poverty without assistance, stuck on the streets, there may be no other option. […]

Homelessness and Poverty

The main point of the documentary was about how homeless, and poverty has grown in Chicago, and how individuals in this society are forced to live by these deprived conditions. Not many were born fortunate, thus, the circles of poverty keep going. Chicago has a long history of segregation and classism that still decide where […]

A Group of Homeless Heroin Injectors

Unfortunately, where ever you go and where ever you live, there will always be a group of homeless heroin injectors and crack smokers social networks. In the article Intimate Apartheid, the author talks about ethnic dimensions of habitus among homeless heroin injectors in California and their interpersonal relations between African Americans, whites and Latinos, although […]

Homelessness Is a Major Issue in The Usa

We all have accidents, get sick, or even accidentally end up pregnant every once and a while. But, the real question is are we able to afford the costs that comes with these things? Providing free healthcare for lower class Americans would help make their lives much easier. Everyone should be entitled to free basic […]

The Specific Needs of Homeless People

For the majority of my service work, I did work for the Manna House. The Manna House is located in Florence, South Carolina, where I was born, raised and lived until I started attending the Citadel. It is located in a rather poor part of Florence. The Manna House is a place where the homeless, […]

Homeless People

Because of growing up in a small town in the Midwest, I didn’t have a lot of experience with the concept of poverty in my childhood years. I always knew my close-knit community of 400 people to be privileged because of the fact that every adult in town was financially stable, every person owned a […]

Help The Homeless!

Growing up as a small child I always heard my teacher emphasize on the saying ‘East-west home is the best.’ However, this idiom meant little to me since I was born and bred in a family that embraced homeliness. Everyone was at home and helped make our home a memorable place day by day. This […]

A Homeless Population

Ironweed, a plant that holds its own, is used as a metaphor for the protagonist Francis Phelan who persists while others perish in the movie “Ironweed” that was based on the novel Ironweed by William Kennedy. The name of the plant derives from the thickness of the stem, or Francis’ resilience, in this case. Unfortunately, […]

Unemployment and Homelessness

  Autonomy is to act on your own without being controlled by any other influence. Autonomy is to have self-governance, and to have the liberty for free choice. One could classify it as a synonym for freedom. I have heard people use autonomy as an argument for why sex work shouldn’t be legal, because they […]

Study “Chronic Homeless”

This paper, although advocating for the responsibility of mentally ill patients to be transferred over to the states, recognizes that the current system that states use for treating the mentally ill is still broken. Not only should the feral government be reformed, but the states will need to reform their some of their current healthcare […]

Homelessness Issues in Albuquerque

Albuquerque was a distant outpost of the Spanish Empire, so its residents were mostly Hispanic or of mixed Hispanic-Native American Ancestry up until the late nineteenth century. Due to increased influences of Protestant settlers, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the predominantly Roman Catholic Hispanic population reduced to a minorities. During the twenty-first century, more […]

Solving The Problems of The Homeless and Other Strata of The Population

Pathways/Resources for human development (RHD) organization provides service to patients with severe and persistent mental disorders. Like every disease, mental illnesses are also shaped to a great extent by physical, social and economic environments: born, grow, live, work and age. Patients with severe mental illnesses generally live 25 years fewer than the general population. Thus, […]

State Bodies and Problems of The Homeless

A city within a city the US Department of Housing and Urban Development says more than 2 million people live in public housing throughout the United States. Homelessness and poverty have had a constant increase throughout the years. With the minimum wage remaining low and the cost of living increasing, rents escalating as well as […]

An Analysis of Homelessness in Within The Veterans Population

The issue of homelessness has over time formed a basis of national discussions. Infact, it has been regarded as highly controversial since the periods that the Napoleonic War took place (Literature review: UK veterans and homelessness. 2017). Currently, the media has been awash with reports of veterans that find themselves in dire situations of having […]

My Experience With Homelessness and Compassion for The Homeless

My experience with homelessness has never really been a topic that I’ve spoken about in any detail. It’s not because I am repressing some horrible memories, or that I am trying to hide my past. My tangled and twisted upbringing has made me a better person, and I let today’s actions and words speak for […]

The Major Reasons and Causes of Homelessness in America

Although there are many reasons why people become homeless, this paper will only include several reason and leading cause which happening in the United States. Homeless poverty is best known as the states of being poor. When people lack income to meet all of their needs they are forced to choose between housing, utilities, transportation, […]

The Contributing Factors of Homelessness in The United States

Imagine your younger days as a teenager around Christmas time. You are warm, gathered around a fire with your family, about to open that huge present you’ve been asking for. Now imagine being a teenager around Christmas time, cold, alone and with no place to stay. According to Jewel in her short story “Street Life […]

The Problem of Homelessness in Washington, D.C.

Homelessness affects every major city in the United States to some degree. As one of the most visible social issues facing urban areas today, there have been numerous studies on homelessness in the United States that help reveal the scope of the issue. As a part of the 2010 census, the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

The Issue of Homelessness and The Outreach Programs in Palm Beach County, Florida

Homelessness is a difficult issue to resolve and it requires involvement from a number of service providers working together to meet the needs of those individuals and families, creating success plans that will lead to the eventual goal of ending homelessness. The purpose of the homeless shelters and services program is to help those individuals […]

Understanding The Root Problem of Homelessness Globally

There cold and hungry and need a home, homelessness affects alot of people. Healthy and sick, men and women, young and old. It’s so sad that people have to go through life like that. It makes you start to realize how very lucky we are. Some of us cant bye alot of fancy clothing or […]

Solving Homelessness in America

It pains my heart reading, hearing, or talking about homelessness in America. In large cities and small towns there are a myriad of homeless people. How are we supposed to deal with the countless number of homeless people walking the streets with their hands open begging for change? This is an eerie dilemma, even though […]

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