The Pros And Cons Of Homelessness

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As you stand in the center of the Main Street bridge with your legs pressed against the railing, your torso slightly bent over the edge, staring down at the I35 commuters below passing underneath you without even knowing you exist. Your stomach begins to rumble and you are forced back into reality. It has been days since your last real meal and with a sign folded up in your back pocket that reads “homeless and hungry” you head back to the stoplight to hopefully receive enough money to keep you off the ledge once again. We have all seen the individual with the sign at the stop light, but what we don't see is the one on the edge of the bridge just moments before. In a recent study it shows that in 2016: “550,000 unaccompanied, single youth and young adults under the age of 24 experience a homelessness episode of longer than one week. Approximately 380,000 of that total are under the age of 18.” (“2016's Shocking Homelessness Statistics.”) It has also been said that homeless teens are three times more likely to attempt suicide than housed teens.(Eleanor Goldburg) With over a half million homeless Americans needing assistance lets compare two different nonprofit organizations that use their resources to invest in the lives of the homeless and the community, to rehabilitate, and to help individuals become successful members of society. The two organizations being compared are Christian Community Action(CCA) and Journey to Dream, in order to determine who will be the recipient
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