A Comprehensive National Strategy For End Homelessness Among Youth

804 Words Sep 21st, 2015 4 Pages
District 6 in San Francisco needs to develop a comprehensive national strategy to end homelessness among youth. Homelessness is a serious social problem - with a rising of 10% increase between 2013 and 2015, number of persons concerned. The youth homelessness recorded a particularly striking increase during the term of the homeless strategy. Based on the 2015 General Count, 57% of the unsheltered homeless population was identified in District 6. In 2013, 2576 people aged 18 to 24 were registered as homeless in survey week; by 2015 the number climbed to 3487 (at a consistently low rate among young people under 18). In addition to structural, institutional, interpersonal and individual factors, in particular the (mainly with the economic crisis) play deteriorated employment situation and increasing poverty a key role for the homelessness.
As in other countries, it is also in San Francisco, the term "street children" controversial, the proposed definitions are inconsistent and unsatisfactory. As for the age of the persons concerned, so one encounters on San Francisco roads on adolescents, but hardly to children less than 14 years.
Despite several social laws and systems that protect minors, many young people are currently homeless and living on the street. Some do not have families; others left their homes or were forced to do so and were not supported by a youth center. Although some of them may succeed in finding a temporary home, they are often unhealthy places, unsafe and…

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