The Government Should Provide More Adequate Shelter Because Child Homelessness

1606 Words Nov 20th, 2015 7 Pages
How would you feel if every night you had nowhere to go, no food, no shelter, and no help? Maxwell and Erin were living a middle class lifestyle after marriage. After a year of marriage taxes and bills began to catch up to them. Maxwell lost his job and Erin became pregnant. By the time the child was one years old their house was foreclosed, Cars and valuable possessions were sold for money just to be able to eat for the next month. Living on the streets moving from shelter to shelter they were barely getting the nutrition that is needed to survive. At this very moment someone is going through this and the government is not doing as much as they can to help . The government should provide more adequate shelter because child homelessness is at an all time high in the united states, mental health issues are more common among homeless people, and people have become tolerant to the amount of homeless people in the community. One of every 50 American children experiences homelessness, according to a new report that says most states have inadequate plans to address the worsening and often-overlooked problem (“1 and 50 children experience homelessness” 1). When a child is homeless this gives then easier acess to many street drugs, becoming involved with gangs, and or other illegal things. Among young people living in shelters or on the streets, drug abuse is even more widespread than was thought--sometimes with tragic consequences. In a study of 432 homeless youths in Los…

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