Homelessness Essays

Rachel and Her Children

We see them almost everywhere! We can hear them around the corner, and we see their shadow from far away. We try to avoid looking directly into their eyes, and we pretend we did not hear them when they talk to us. We walk around the block to avoid them, and walk faster to leave them behind. These people that we consider to be invisible are actually homeless human beings. Homelessness in America remains an issue of deep concern in…

Read >>

You Should not Give Money to Beggars

We can often see beggars At the corners of streets or roads with shabby clothes sitting on the ground, stretching out their hands And there would also be a bowl or something concave with some coins in it . Some of them seem to be disabled, some of them carry their children and beg money for them, others sing sadly in front of you. we would feel sorrow while we see such people and cannot help having compassion for these…

Read >>

On Being Sane in Insane Places

Have you ever been in a confrontation with someone where they ended with calling you a lunatic, crazy, or insane? It does not feel too great. But at least you know you are sane, and to everyone else around you, you seem “normal.” Can you walk down the street and visibly see a difference between a sane and insane person? There are some people however that are permanently labelled as “abnormal” or “insane.” These people are diagnosed as “mentally ill”…

Read >>

Homeless Veterans

Approximately 45% of the homeless served by missions all across America are interpolated of the United States (U.S.) are old soldiers of the United States military. Over 200,000 veterans squandered somewhat of an apportionment part of the year living in the streets. Why is there such an abundant amount? How multitudinously are consisted of the numbers of veterans that are out there on the thoroughfare? By what means did warhorses manage to end up homeless plus out on the boulevards?…

Read >>

Evaluation of the Effects of Poverty in Alexandra Informal Settlements

A vast majority of people in the World’s population live in extreme poverty. Poverty is multi-faceted. It can be linked with hunger, unemployment, exploitation, and lack of access to clean water, sanitation, health-care or schools. It can be about vulnerability to crisis and homelessness. While clearly many of these issues are related to not having enough money, it is simplistic to ignore the non-material aspects of the experience of poverty. The poor are not concerned exclusively with adequate incomes and…

Read >>

Vulnerable Population the Homeless Veterans

In this presentation, we will explore a vulnerable population with the focus on the homeless veterans. According to Mckinney Act”(1987) A homeless person is one who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. One who has a primary nighttime residence that is a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter, a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized, or a public or private place not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. Vulnerable populations are often…

Read >>

Descriptive Essay_ Chelsea Park Happiest Place on Earth

Last Christmas, I spent 5 fun-filled days and 4 magical nights in Disneyland. Daily weather in Anaheim was beautiful. The driveway leading to the park entrance was lined with tall palm trees as they stretched to the heavens in the blazing sunshine. Everyone’s face shone with joy and the children shook their parent’s hands from side to side screaming happily. The sweet smell of fluffy cotton-candy tickled my nose as I entered the park. “Ooooh!Ahhhhh!” The cries of joy and…

Read >>

Homeless Population

The homeless population dates back many centuries. Over time the homeless population has gone from single adults to single parent families, adolescents, and the elderly. As times change so do the circumstances behind the reasons for homelessness. Many believe this is a choice for those without shelter and this is not true. Many of the persons without a home is because of an under lying reason such as loss of job, recessions, runaways, mental illness and domestic violence. Most individuals…

Read >>

_helping the Homeless_ Critical Response

Homeless is a common feature in most developed countries. It has existed for a long time often we choose not to see the homeless, or bother with them, so we look the other way. Homeless is not prejudice toward race, creed or religion, it has no boundaries. Don’t look at the at them and judge them like they are all bad person, they are all lazy that’s why they become the homeless. Look at their past and listen to their…

Read >>

Homelessness & State

Homelessness is a state that people do not have to experience. It is the right of every human to live in a decent place and to have all the necessities in life. Homelessness is not merely being without a place to stay in. Homelessness reflects the lack of life’s basic essentials and the lack of decent means to secure it. Homeless people live under bridges, in parks, and in any other place that they can find temporary shelter. Shelter, that…

Read >>

Power of Volunteering

In the “Power of Volunteering” I enjoyed reading this article and reading how people volunteer on their free time. I have never volunteered on my personal time but I would love to do something for my community. Whether it would be working at a hospital or working in an elderly home. I personally love helping people with whatever they can not do because seeing someone struggling or just not able to physically do anything breaks my heart. Strong points in…

Read >>

Homeless in America Research Paper

We see them all the time. Homeless people sit at street corners, holding signs, and asking for money or food. We may look at them, choose to ignore, or choose to give, but for many of the homeless, this has become their way of life. The reason I chose this topic was because of my recent volunteer work with the Salvation Army and Thrift Store in Grand Forks. I have seen people in desperate situations and heard some stories while…

Read >>

The Impact That Homelessness Has on Women Who Are Diagnosed with Schizophrenia

Research Proposal  Women who are diagnosed with Schizophrenia are oftentimes faced with problems causing them to get out of their homes and look for an area that will give them comfort. This research study explores the impact that homelessness has on women who are diagnosed with Schizophrenia. In particular the research will try to look into the factors affecting their homelessness and how women respond on this problem and how their families respond to it.  This study is very important…

Read >>

Impacts of Homelessness in New York City

The exploration of the New York Harbor was first done by an Italian-born navigator Giovanni Di Verrazano in the year 1524. In the year 1609, an Englishman Henry Hudson who was employed by the Dutch sailed up the river Hudson named after him when he reached the New York Bay while in the same year, the exploration and claiming of the northern part of the New York was being done by Samuel de Champlain to the benefit of France (infoplease….

Read >>

planning a Time Capsule

As typical of these times I would include: a dirty needle and a rip-top can, pebbled glass from a windscreen, some spent cartridges, a singlet noose fresh from a prisoner’s neck, a pamphlet proving pornography is love, a flask of tears from battered women (laced with children’s blood), a cassette-tape of cries from bitter tenants faced with rent-hikes, a food-voucher for the many hidden hungry, a door key to signify the homeless, and a colour-shot of a billion-dollar Parliament House,…

Read >>