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    Homeless children are different because of the abuse they have to endure from their families and strangers, but homelessness is a difficult this to deal with as a child, however many of these children’s futures are ruined as a result of being homeless as a child. Abuse is a constant struggle with many homeless children. In her article "Street Life Is No Life for Children" the author, Jewel, mentions that "[m]ost homeless kids are on the streets because they believe that they are safer alone than in the home they knew - if that home even exists for them anymore" (57). Children will run away from their homes in search of a better life. Some children only get abused a few times, but for others it happens daily. They will beg for them to stop, but they never do.…

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    To advocate for children at risk means to have a voice and support children whom are in situation that involves exposure or danger. Children play crucial role in our future and ensuring that we protect them is important especially since they are not able to protect themselves. Stand Up for Kids is an organization that strives to end the cycle or youth and teen homelessness. According to StandUpforKids. Org the issues they face is the rapid and vast number of kids whom are homelessness. “1.7…

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    country or a first world country, unfortunately all countries are having to deal with homelessness. Both adult and children are having to live with this terrible way of life. When somebody is homeless they do not have a permanent residency, they unfortunately do not have a safe place or somewhere to call home. People have to turn to being homeless for an assortment of reasons, some can become homeless due to an unfortunate tragic event such as house fire, disease and death or they turn to…

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    Barriers To Homelessness

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    Having worked in the field of human services for over 20 years, I've encountered people having various barriers that are impact people’s lives due to developmental disability, mental illness and/or substance abuse. While many of the barriers presented are fairly concrete things to address, a significant one, and one that is a bit harder to manage is the lack of understanding and compassion regarding the experience of homelessness. Many of us take our daily activities for granted, like having…

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    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.…

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    Even though government funds are low, homelessness for children should not exist in our society today because of runaways, and homeless parents. Runaways, children, and adults in a homeless situation are finally receiving the help they need, thanks to new state laws and associations (Fermino 3). Undeveloped areas are increasing homelessness rates due to the increase of unsafe homes in war zones (Stearman 41). Additionally, natural disasters are destroying homes and leaving individuals and…

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    When someone walking down the street sees another person sitting on the street with nothing around them and dirt and dust all over them, they automatically assume that they are homeless because they look dirty. Although that person could just be working. If you put the two symbols (dirty, and tattered clothing) together, it would lead people to believe that the person on the street is homeless simply because the way they look (Snow and Anderson, 1987). With people judging the homeless, it…

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    Adolescent Homelessness As of today our adolescent homelessness is becoming a major problem in the United States. I am going to talk about the causes, the consequences, and the programs that may help them off the streets. So, why do these adolescents become homeless in the first place? Well the meaning of homelessness is a person or individual without a permanent home who may live on the streets, stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned house or a vehicle or…

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    people on the streets begging because they are unemployed and hungry. Since they are unemployed they are unable to provide for themselves. In most cases, they probably can’t even afford food. Although, the shelters and food pantries…

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    Homelessness is a huge problem in the United States, roughly about 2 million (Covenant House) teenagers that are facing homelessness. Everyday people pass by homeless teenagers in every state that are living on the streets, in abandoned places, or even by a river. Teenagers are homeless for many different reasons. There are too many young adults in troubled families around the United States that are homeless; reasons such as a lack of parental support and substance abuse; but there are certain…

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