Youth Homelessness In Canada

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Assignment List C4 – Youth Homelessness in Canada
Homeless youths are teens that have no place to live. They live on the streets instead wandering around for food and money and in today’s society, shelter is considered to be a basic human right. Even today a very basic home can be unaffordable for people who don’t make enough money like elders and disabled people who are on a fixed pension or young people who lack the required education or experience to gain the desired income. This is problematic to society because these homeless youths have the right to live in a home and get education in schools, but instead they are on the road getting involved in the criminal activities, becoming violent, developing addictions, and suffering from mental
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It takes in youths that have been most marginalized like being kicked out of shelters and the most vulnerable youths who are dealing with stereotypical issues like trauma, abuse, and addiction in their lives. The myth around homeless youths is that teens are often neglected or abused by their parents. Those who are rejected by their families for who they are, they come to the city to be in a place where nobody knows their name nor their background history in order to have a sense of freedom. Alisha was a homeless girl and worked through the services Evergreen provided, now works at Toronto’s number one steak house restaurant and gives The Evergreen credit for helping her to achieve such high limits and now gives back to the Homeless Youth Community by going to other food shelters and providing them with help at the food banks. The consequences of the being a homeless youth can be fatal because we live in a country where it gets really cold in winter and our body needs to be kept warm, in addition if youths are homeless without the appropriate clothing they could die from unbearable weather or get caught in fatal crimes and end up in jail for the rest of their life. There are many action plans from many organizations like Evergreen, The Covenant House, and networks like Youth Shelter Interagency Network (YSIN) who have launched an action plan called “System in Crisis: An Action Plan for the Future of Toronto’s Homeless Youth”. It continuously acknowledges the need to address more than the basics needs like food, shelter, and safety. YSIN suggest using the networks of shelter to address the various types of marginalized, vulnerable, and homeless youths. Many other organizations like “Raising the Roof” has also recognized that all around support is required if homeless youths are to become financially

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