Hope For Homelessness Research Paper

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Hope for Homelessness Throughout history in the US, homelessness needs to be addressed. Documentation as early as the 1700’s shows a concern with the homeless. The Panic of 1873 lead to a huge growth in homelessness. History takes place as the subject of homelessness was acknowledged as a national problem during that time. However, I believe the homeless have hope for a future though, because they do not let their circumstances dictate who they can become. Where they are at in life is not where they are going so to speak. Students of all ages, including those who earn scholarships to go to college end up sleeping in gymnasiums, on floors, offices, or wherever they can. Parents who have lost jobs sacrifice sleeping in cars, tents, RV’s and …show more content…
Conversely, homelessness is trying to deny their right. ‘During the 2011--2012 school year, school districts reported 1,166,436 homeless youth (Delisle n.p.).’ There is a number of them that live with family and friends but about a quarter of that number are in shelters or on the streets. Moreover, children who go to school and attend regularly will not know where their next meal will come from, if they will have clean clothes, a shower, or even a bed. However, they are showing motivation and being audacious bringing hope to the future. Their perseverance to overcome their situation is commendable and noble to say the least. Having a permanent home with some structure will help students be stable. For example, established students build better social behaviors and their academic achievements become more evident. Gaining confidence and restoring their self-esteem may break the cycle of destitution, rising them up to success. As the few students emerge who have overcome their hardships, they face their future being a beacon of light to those who choose to follow their example. …show more content…
Persistently taking time to make others aware of the battle of homelessness is key to healing the epidemic that plagues our great nation. However, the hope that shines the most comes from the elite few that proceed forward despite their circumstances. Choosing to get an education regardless of your home being a cardboard box or with a friend takes a steadfast mind and courage. Parents loving their children letting them stay with a substitute family while remaining homeless themselves shows how selfless they really are. The ultimate sacrifice of laying their life down for a whole country, to me is the greatest love of all. Our Veterans deserve more than we can give. Even if they choose to live in the desolation of the streets, they still are overcoming life one day at a time and their past gives us all hope for a

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