Description of the social problem Homelessness is an epidemic social problem that faces several individuals and families across the United States, especially in Detroit, Michigan. You may have seen a person or family sleeping on a park bench, under bridges and other public areas. Perhaps you have seen them holding up a sign on a street corner asking for money because of the hunger pains. At some point, we all had taken a look at the person holding up their sign thinking it’s not my problem. Why should I help? They’re probably lying or scamming just to make money to buy drugs and alcohol. However, there is a small part of us who may want to give money, buy some food or we may to choose to ignore the problem. Who are we to decide who’s
Homelessness is one of the tragedies that one can face unexpectedly as well as where one can choose. Being homeless is often defined as “sleeping on streets” and most people in the society only regard homeless people to be uncouth, uneducated and drug addicts that are epidemic in the community, where many do not put into context any other reason as to why people become homeless. However, individuals who chose to live on streets have placed this kind of bad reputation to homeless community and thus the society cannot be fully blamed for the judgment they give a person that is regarded as homeless.
Over half of a million people within the United States are homeless, the largest part of that group belonging to the famed and familiar city: Los Angeles. But why is it that the majority of Americans seem so unaffected by the penniless, impoverished souls harboring the areas they often
Epidemiology of Homeless/Indigent People with Mental Illness Vulnerable populations are defined in many ways. Variables of the definition are dependent on the author, their current location and how they believe that they may assist this population. Vulnerability as defined in a healthcare setting are those with a greater than average risk of developing health problems by virtue of their marginalized sociocultural status, their limited access to economic resources, or personal characteristics such as age and gender (DeChesnay & Anderson, 2008). Vulnerable populations in Jacksonville, North Carolina, are the homeless and indigent veterans with mental illness. Jacksonville, North Carolina, is a military town with three military bases in the
When I see someone experiencing homelessness, I questioned what led them to be homelessness. I questioned how come the most of country in the world have people experiencing homelessness. I remembered walking around downtown last summer, I was admiring how beautiful the city of Chicago is with its giant buildings, but when I noticed homeless people sleeping outside those buildings just made me question why people are sleeping outside those buildings. I thought it was just unfair in that purpose.
In Stanislaus county the homeless population has grown from 1,156 in 2005 to 1,800 today and still growing. Modesto had the highest count of homelessness with 983 documented homeless individuals according to a 2015 Modesto Bee study and sadly, the amount increases as surrounding areas begin to enforce strict laws. These laws criminalize and relocate homeless folk to our county. There are no exceptions to the cold reality of homelessness: men, women, children, military veterans, individuals, and families are included in the rising numbers of homelessness in Stanislaus County. According to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, the leading cause of homelessness in the United States is the lack of affordable housing. Exposing the problems and cause will allow us to figure out how we can work towards a solution. The answer to diminishing homelessness is to invest in permanent housing. By working together as a community and devising a plan, we could reduce and possibly end homelessness in Stanislaus County.
One major community health issue that is prominent in society is homelessness. According to Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (2012), homelessness describes the situation of an individual or family who are unstable and cannot afford appropriate and permanent housing. They are unable to acquire suitable shelter due to possible reasons, such
There is no real definition for homelessness but a common definition in Melbourne is a person who doesn't have suitable accommodation which they can live in and turn to leaving areas that includes streets and other makeshift dwellings which are temporary. They keep moving so that they won't get reported or and receive more help from different areas and people.Elizabeth Street has become a hot spot for homeless people, attracting people who have large amount of gear for sleeping outside like mattresses, desks, milk crates and trolleys. Robert Kramer who is 68 years old has being sleeping in Enterprise Park.He said that he had nowhere to go."Work's gone, there's not enough places, some of us can't work, so we come here."The major number one cause of of homelessness is domestic violence.Other factors that are involved are structural factors,system failures and individual circumstances.
In America there is over half a million people that are homeless in the U.S.. Every night there is at least 600,000 people that are sleeping on the streets in the U.S. , according to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Homeless people are lacking shelter and we need a health beneficial , portable and with electricity. Homeless people need a home that’s portable.
Another factor contributing to the risk of homelessness is substance use. In the national survey completed by the Department of Veteran Affairs on homeless veterans, it was found that seventy-six percent of homeless veterans reported a substance abuse habit. Increasing the risk for substance use in veterans is if they have a co-morbid issues, such as PTSD. Veterans with co-morbid mental health issue are an extremely vulnerable population, placing them at a higher risk for homelessness.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (2015), in January 2015 approximately 564,708 people have spent one night outside. Also, 25 % out of all homeless people were kids aged 18 or younger. The data from this statistics demonstrate that homelessness is a huge problem that imposes serious issues to public health and leads to many and adverse health outcomes. Nies and McEwen (2015) maintain that there are two way to describe homelessness. The first one is by using the theoretical method and the second one is the legal approach. Regardless of the method used, a homeless person is a person who does not have a place to call his own. Homelessness challenges public health nurses because this complicated matter has been
Hidden in Plain Sight: My Investigation into Homelessness Everybody knows what it means for someone to be homeless, but most people do not really know what it means to actually be homeless. This is the basis of my project, conducting research over five weeks to learn as much as possible about
Jack Hazlerig Mrs. Young LA 2 10 May 2015 Factors Leading to Rise in Homelessness Homelessness is increasing because of the lack of government support, treatment from society, and inability to work. The lack of government support is affecting how people view the United States. If the citizens of a population have a negative outlook towards the homeless, this will not help the situation. The homeless population is often criticized for doing nothing and begging for change. Most homeless have become homeless by laziness, mental, or physical disorders.
We will explore another research barrier to employment for the homeless women, researchers continue to investigate the job barriers and with the programs that are facilitated in social service settings can provide the consumer with life coping skills in order to rebuild their lives for a better future.
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty” (Brainy Quote, 1997). In the past homelessness was known as a result of any war. Nowadays, the percentage of homeless people is around 60% worldwide. Also, the concept of homelessness is an expression that covers a huge number of countries which means it shifts from nation to nation. Individuals who are needy are regularly unfit to earn and keep up a standard, protected secure and sufficient stay. Being caused mainly by the individual’s conditions, homelessness can affect people’s health and personal life.