Maria Hartung Block B November 10, 2010
Homelessness <ul><li>Homelessness is when people don’t have enough income to afford rent or purchase housing, and they liv...
Why are so many Americans homeless? <ul><ul><li>Primary causes include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of affordable ...
How can we help citizens get back on their feet? <ul><ul><li>Respond with emergency shelters meant as havens. </li></ul></...
Where can they go to get  medicine or help? <ul><ul><li>Usually more people with psychiatric problems have more support th...
What are the current rates of homelessness? <ul><li>45% single men </li></ul><ul><li>38% family with children </li></ul><u...
What is responsible for putting them on the streets? And facts? <ul><ul><li>Lacking of living wage has a huge impact. </li...
Social Worker <ul><li>A Social Worker helps young kids find a home and a family.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yearly Median Sala...
High School Career Academies <ul><li>Attending River Hill High School, 2011-2015 </li></ul><ul><li>I researched the Social...
College: UMBC <ul><li>Located on the Baltimore campus, 15 min away from Baltimore Inner Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly tu...
Community Service <ul><li>Volunteered at a Homeless Shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>I decided to volunteer to work here because...
Prior Job Experience <ul><li>Jobs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Babysitting~2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waited at Ledos~2011 ...
Citations <ul><li>Carpenter, John. “Battles Didn’t End For Them.” Chicago Tribune (Chicago. IL).” 09 Jun 2010: 1. </li></u...
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  1. 1. Maria Hartung Block B November 10, 2010
  2. 2. Homelessness <ul><li>Homelessness is when people don’t have enough income to afford rent or purchase housing, and they live on the streets or in their cars. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 3 million people are homeless yearly in the United States. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why are so many Americans homeless? <ul><ul><li>Primary causes include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of affordable housing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of income </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic violence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Poor health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Substance abuse or addiction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mental and physical disabilities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly all long term homelessness is because of disabilities. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How can we help citizens get back on their feet? <ul><ul><li>Respond with emergency shelters meant as havens. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The government funded around 20,000 houses since 2001. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating job opportunities and extending unemployment benefits. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Obama plan wanted to end homelessness, but instead may make it worse. The Obama health care law extends health care to cover more children and preexisting conditions, but the higher costs will be passed onto other families and may cause cutbacks in employer-provided medical insurance. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Where can they go to get medicine or help? <ul><ul><li>Usually more people with psychiatric problems have more support than others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter types: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overnight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Winter shelters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Warming centers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transitional </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second stage housing </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What are the current rates of homelessness? <ul><li>45% single men </li></ul><ul><li>38% family with children </li></ul><ul><li>22% veterans </li></ul><ul><li>14% single women </li></ul><ul><li>3% unaccompanied </li></ul><ul><li>49% African </li></ul><ul><li>32% White </li></ul><ul><li>12% Latinos </li></ul><ul><li>4% Native </li></ul><ul><li>3% Asian </li></ul><ul><li>Today over 600,000 families are homeless in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics of the percent of homelessness by category: </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is responsible for putting them on the streets? And facts? <ul><ul><li>Lacking of living wage has a huge impact. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Affordable housing shortage lead to nationwide request for more housing. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor health and lack of supportive services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Random facts: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average age is 9 years old for a homeless person </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50 percent of all children in shelters show depression and anxiety </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Social Worker <ul><li>A Social Worker helps young kids find a home and a family. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yearly Median Salary: $49,400 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trends: 13% increase from 2008 to 2018 - 82,800 employed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Job openings in the United States: 2,780 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related careers- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Therapist </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Counselors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Therapist </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. High School Career Academies <ul><li>Attending River Hill High School, 2011-2015 </li></ul><ul><li>I researched the Social Working academy. </li></ul><ul><li>I chose to attend the academy because this focuses on working with others, and behavioral and biological science. This would help me achieve in my career. </li></ul>
  10. 10. College: UMBC <ul><li>Located on the Baltimore campus, 15 min away from Baltimore Inner Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly tuition: $8,780 </li></ul><ul><li>Program requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>GPA of 2.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Have an average of a C or higher </li></ul><ul><li>School’s mascot “True Grit”, is a Retriever for UMBC </li></ul>
  11. 11. Community Service <ul><li>Volunteered at a Homeless Shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>I decided to volunteer to work here because I love to talk to people, and it is good to know that I could make a difference in someone's life that day by giving them food, blankets, etc. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Prior Job Experience <ul><li>Jobs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Babysitting~2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waited at Ledos~2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked at a soup kitchen~2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honor roll through River Hill High School~2011-2015 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Citations <ul><li>Carpenter, John. “Battles Didn’t End For Them.” Chicago Tribune (Chicago. IL).” 09 Jun 2010: 1. </li></ul><ul><li>SIRS Researcher. Web 26 Sep 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Culhane, Dennis. “5 Myths About America’s Homeless.” Washington Post (Washington, DC). </li></ul><ul><li>11 July 2010: B.2. SIRS Researcher. Web 23 Sep 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee, Don. “U.S Poverty Rate Climbs.” McClatchy- Tribune News Service. </li></ul><ul><li>16 Sep 2010: n.p. SIRS Researcher. Web.29 Sep 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Nunez, Ralph da Costa, and Luara M. Caruso. “Are Shelters the Answer to Family </li></ul><ul><li>Homelessness?.” USA Today (Farmingdale). </li></ul><ul><li>Jan.2003: 46-46. SIRS Researcher. Web. 23 Sep 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Unknown. &quot;Homlessness: Cause And Effect .&quot; cohhio . N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://cohhi.org/resources/factsheets/Chicagofactsheet.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Copyright © 2010 State of Minnesota , available at www.careeronestop.org . (Searched Social Worker) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images </li></ul>

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