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    Julie Adkin 's “The View from the Front Desk: Addressing Homelessness and the Homeless in Dallas” explores upon the prevalent homelessness issue by studying one of the meanest cities; Dallas. She explores the misconceptions of homelessness and the homeless by expanding in depth about the reality of their situation. Adkin also discusses the reactions and actions taken by governmental agencies and nongovernmental agencies to alleviate the extremity of the persistent problem. Two important points…

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    Introduction. A grave lack of temporary and permanent housing is a significant example of structural injustice faced by the homeless in Australia. Moreover, this injustice is exacerbated considerably for individuals and families that are homeless due to domestic or family violence. The incidence of domestic or family violence as a cause of homelessness is an example of structural injustice. However, for the purpose of specificity, this essay will examine the impact a lack of housing has…

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    Although the nature of homelessness is uncommon for the American population in modern society, the reality of the homeless is depicted clearly in On Dumpster Diving. In Lars Eighner’s text, he is effectively able to describe some of her personal experiences and opinions on the types of scavengers present in his community. Towards the end of the text, Eighner also begins to describe his motivation to make the middle-class of the population aware of their materialistic attachments. Moreover, he…

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    Homelessness: A Case Study

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    Introduction Being homeless is a problem that our society is facing, yet fails to address. Within communities, people see homelessness occurring on a frequent basis, but instead of recognizing the problem, they turn their head and act as though it does not exist. Currently, within the United States, an estimated 2.3 to 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year (Baggette, O 'Connell, Singer, and Rigotti, 2010, pg.1362). Even with this outstanding number of people placed within…

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    In Seattle there has been an increasing population of homeless people. I see them in almost every neighborhood. Many time there are more than one person to a street corner. As the population of the homeless increase, the more I don’t know how to help. I want to give them money but giving them money leaves me unsure about what they are going to do with it. Money could be helpful or harmful. I know that there are government funded programs like homeless shelters or food banks that are supposed to…

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    Preventing Homelessness

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    000 homeless people exist in the United States and one third of them happen to be children (Facts). Homelessness remains a problem in the United States for everyday the number of homeless people increases. Whether they don’t have a job to afford a house or they were kicked to the curb by a spouse, homelessness stays a vast problem in the United States. I believe homelessness exists when an individual has no home and lives on the street. Although numerous homeless people exist, I believe we, as a…

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    One of the best moments of my life was during a mission trip I was on with Matt and Trish, as well as the remaining youth group. For one week we traveled down to Knoxville, Tennessee where we helped various organizations and groups with building offices, volunteering at homeless shelters, and the moment that transformed me as a person. This was called “Under the Bridge.” What happens is, multiple homeless shelter organizations from around the city and state come together for one night and, under…

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    all. Homeless people without jobs did not lose their jobs by choice. Some of them lost their jobs because of a company shut down or some other thing that they have no control over. Once they lost their job they can no longer pay the money for their house and they eventually lose it. This causes…

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    Culture Of Poverty Analysis

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    Introduction: Homelessness and poverty are two fundamental traits of the human life and almost everyone have either witnessed or experienced them. The homeless and the poor live among us; however, most people do not feel comfortable to acknowledge or recognize their plight. Ordinary citizens of all ages, politicians, and leaders in the faith community struggle to frame and compartmentalize emotions when they address the issue of homelessness and poverty. We all share discontent towards having…

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    of accurate mental healthcare. Furthermore, not so long ago homeless youth were erroneously perceived as criminals and outcasts that did not deserve to obtain help due to the hopelessness of their arbitrariness. This approach along with an inability to access much needed institutions ensured that large numbers of young people were at a higher risk to become homeless. Therefore, by 1980 a determined number of homeless youth amounted to two millions. This revelation emerged as a confirmation of…

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