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    Vicic). These homeless people lack skills and an education to even afford the basic necessities. The minimum wage can barely support them. The unemployment and underemployment rates have been rising. Major cuts from public services and the increase on house rents have made it a struggling process to stay out of the streets. There are 750,000 Americans who are homeless, and 500,000 of them have some type of mental illness (sand castles). By the late 1970s, housing units with low rent and…

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    The Search for Solutions to end Homelessness Each day, the typical person goes through the same set routine of waking up early from an annoying alarm clock, getting ready, and commuting off to their destinations. On this commute, one most likely passes several people lingering on the side of the road with tarnished cardboard signs, pleading for money and a better chance at life. Some commuters even go as far as to give money to these individuals, however most just ignore them…

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    Marxism is all about money and different classes in society. To have a roof over your head and food in your belly you have to have money and to have a job you have to atleast have a house and a little bit of money. Homelessness is its own class just like poverty, middle class, and the wealthy. The song “A Team” is explaining how the homeless women Angel felt about being homeless and what she had to do to keep food in her belly and money…

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    Homelessness has been depicted as people living on the streets. When someone thinks of homeless people, they think of middle aged drunks on the streets. Homelessness isn’t just people on the streets; it's also people staying from one place to another because they don’t have a secure home. Homeless people are labeled as lazy drunks who do not want to better themselves. It isn’t always the case. Many do want to better themselves but struggle to do so. That is the case for some homeless youth. Many…

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    One of the options I had was working for St. Francis House which located on Boylston street, and it is very closed to the university. I decided right away that I would volunteer for the St. Francis House. At first, I have a very little expectation about the job which I would take. I thought that volunteer was the work depend on my generosity and there was no strong commitment…

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    The Mirror (A reflection of self): This paper explores the characteristics and causes of homeless individual and families with children and I will also like to reflect and share some of the remarkable things I learned during community assessment to a homeless shelter. I had the opportunity to visit Grassroots crisis intervention center. This center operates the only general emergency shelter in Howard County at 6700 Freetown Road in Columbia, MD. The program has 33 beds for families and single…

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    Research Paper - Homelessness Social Problems As a child, I was homeless when I was in the 5th grade. I lived in cars and shelters with my mother, who was an alcoholic and drug user. At that age, I knew things were not right and we should have a place to live. It wasn’t until I was older that I understood a little better. My mom would not give up drugs to keep a roof over our head. My passion for homeless people has always been very strong and I have always tried to volunteer and give back…

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    HNH - Helping Newark’s Homeless Proposal Why are people homeless? There are many reasons why people became homeless. Some due to their actions, some out of their control. Some have fallen victim to unaffordable health issues, poverty, domestic violence, addiction disorders, and mental illness. Some have had their homes foreclosed due to declining work opportunities and declining public assistance. Though the shamefulness should not be levied on the homeless themselves, it should be on us,…

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    What first needs to be done to answer the question, why do young people become homeless and what can be done about this, two things need to be defined; the words, young and homeless. These words need to be defined to have a clearer understanding on what the question is asking. Young, according to the Oxford Dictionary means, “having lived or existed for only a short time” (Oxford Dictionary). But in more sociologic terms, the term young is also known as youth. The Dictionary of Sociology defines…

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    Family Resiliency, Homelessness, and Mental Health Homeless families often present with complex health concerns and social situations that overwhelm the family unit and the ability to function. Homelessness is an over-arching term fraught with substance abuse, poverty, domestic abuse, and mental health issues. These issues reach across the biopsychosocial continuum of health and social issues and contribute to a greater rate of familial clientele with mental health issues. The homeless are…

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