Homeless People : What are the reasons and solutions?
Most homeless in North America are addicts and the mentally ill, not simply poor people.
The solution is going back to the old mental health / incarceration guidelines so we can put away into mental institutions those who cannot or will not take their medications and addicts who would rather sleep outside than not be drunk or stoned.
I think that the term would be "many" homeless in North America. They are often the most visible. Again "many" are Veterans. And "many" are alcoholics. But probably most are not those things out of the 3 million possible.
Well said Tamara, I think there should be an element of societal responsibility too, so as to have a comprehensive combating system of addressing the issue.
As someone who is technically homeless in the United States I can say it's a combination of things, really, and it's different for each individual. For some of us it's mental illness that hinders good job growth and a lack of mental health/physical health care that keeps us down. For others it's addiction and the way that influences/changes the brain - placing the goal of getting 'a fix' higher than even eating or sleeping safely. And for a good number of homeless, it was the event of a tragedy they hadn't planned on - losing a job, serious illness and the mountains of medical bills that followed, abusive family members that kicked them out as a minor, a system that refuses to take care of or rehabilitate its veterans and convicts.
A solution would be better funding/quality of homeless shelters that aim to help people get back on their feet - providing job opportunities, decent clothing for interviews, help with applications and finding housing. Better access to mental health care, more rehab facilities that are affordable and effective. A lot of these things would go a long way towards ending poverty and homelessness, but society doesn't care about these people and would rather turn a blind eye.
by Sheepsquatch 6 years ago
What reasons do people give for not wanting society to help the homeless?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
How do you feel about the millionaire tax that's going to be proposed by Los Angeles Countysupervisors w/the intention of reducing, if not alleviating the homeless situation? Do you ethically believe that there SHOULD be millionaire taxes in order to alleviate homelessness &...
by auntypeanut 17 months ago
What do you think is a positive solution for homelessness?I try to do my part in aiding homeless people; as a writer I sometimes sit down and listen to stories from people off the street. The answers that I get most generally are along the same lines. Childhood abuse and then escape through drugs...
by Leaderofmany 14 months ago
How does society view homelessness as a fear or a disgrace?Does society look at the homeless as a disgrace, a fear that they may someday be homeless or how do you feel they view the homeless?
by dashingscorpio 3 years ago
Have you ever given a homeless person on the street any money?If the answer is yes: Is it something you frequently do or rarely ever do? If it's rarely can you remember what the circumstances were that caused you to make an "exception". If you have never given a homeless person a single...
by LaDena Campbell 5 years ago
I saw the police shooing the homeless away from a shopping center where they were asking for money..Driving through a shopping center parking lot today, I noticed three or four people holding signs begging for money. A few minutes later I saw the police shooing them away. How do you feel about this?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|