Homelessness is No Longer an Issue

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Every night there is one child that gets tucked in a warm, comfortable bed at home by his mother and father and another child waiting for the church to be unlocked for the night because that is his only choice of shelter for the evening. The “Great Recession” isn’t over for so many of America’s youth, though many would disagree considering our President declared its end in 2009. Out of the millions of children living in the Unites States, 1.6 million are homeless. Who or what do we blame for some many children having to live without a home? Do we blame the recent hurricane for kids being on the street? Do we blame the stock market crashing or the young mother who ended up pregnant before she could graduate high school and was kicked…show more content…
Homelessness is a universal issue. A Homeless Person can come in any shape, size, age, gender, sexuality, and especially color. From someone to African descent all the way to something with ancestors from Asia, nobody is exempt from struggle and anyone can end up homeless whether they want to be or not. Not everyone is emotionally strong enough to handle a situation as serious as becoming homeless. The emotional turmoil that homeless mothers have to go through can be too much. A homeless mother’s mind always goes from worrying about your children’s safety, state-of-mind, and health all the way to worrying about how you’re going to get yourself out of the situation that you’re in. After having to think about all of the issues going on in your life, constantly because there’s nothing else that consumes your thoughts, there’s almost expectancy for that person to just give up. Studies show that mothers of homeless children and family experience higher levels of depression than the entire female population of America. Studies also show that one-third of homeless mothers (compared to only one-fourth of housed mothers) have had at least one suicide attempt. Suicide is the only answer to many women who are homeless with children because of the fact that they are no help to anyone. If someone’s main job was to protect and provide for someone everyday and life shows up to show them that they can’t do it, they don’t see a reason
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