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Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
Peyton f., gisselle l., homelessness period 2
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  • 1. Homelessness By: Gisselle Lyon and Peyton Fronek
  • 2. Causes: -Family problems -Economic problems-Residential instability
  • 3. Consequences • Anxiety and depression • Poor health and nutrition • Low self-esteem • Obtaining education • Supporting themselves emotionally and financially.
  • 4. Did you know? The homeless population is: -42% African American -39% American -13% Hispanic -4% Native American -2% Asian
  • 5. Why are children homeless? • Poverty • Family disputes • Unemployment • Eviction • Violence• Lack of affordable housing
  • 6. Most Common Housing for Homeless:-Vehicles-Makeshift housing-Tents-Boxes-Caves-Boxcars
  • 7. Statistics:Of 23 cities surveyed…-94% of homeless people are single adults-4% are part of families-2% are unaccompanied minorsIn Emergency Shelters…-70% are single adults-29% are part of families-1% are unaccompanied minors
  • 8. What Emotions Can Homelessness Cause?• Much stress in your life• Makes you feel powerless• Makes you feel afraid if you don’t know what is going to happen
  • 9. Homelessness Over the Years:• In the 1800’s, homeless people went to almshouses• In 1987, 1.7 million had mental problems or couldn’t hold a job• From 1987-1992, household healthcare payments rose to 56%• In 1995, over 37,000,000 Americans lived below poverty level• Also in 1995, San Francisco issued over 27,000 arrests and citations
  • 10. WHO are Homeless? • Large proportion are teenagers• Runaway or “throwaway” kids whose parents want nothing to do with them • ½ of all homeless children in NYC are teens • 76% of homeless people in NYC are families with children • Teens are among the fastest growing homeless groups • 135,000-400,000 veterans are homeless today • Over 70,000 homeless children don’t attend school regularly • There are about 500 street kids in San Diego, CA • 750,000 Americans are homeless on any particular night
  • 11. What happens to their life:• More years on the street means they become less mobile • Drink more and worry less • They scavenge, beg, and panhandle • Majority of homeless people would not say they chose the lifestyle, but that it just happened to them
  • 12. Did you know? According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, young people are about 15-20% and almost 1/2experienced violence in their homes.
  • 13. City Laws Against homelessness:-5 out of 50 cities are named ‘meanest streets’ because of laws of homeless residents on public property.
  • 14. Here are some stories…
  • 15. In the U.S...
  • 16. And life in a private shelter? Not easy
  • 17. Here’s how YOU can help!
  • 18. You can help by simply CAREing:-Contribute (food drives, money, etc.)-Advocate-Reach out (volunteering)-Educate
  • 19. Needed items include:• Clothing• In-kind services and materials• Household goods and other items• Books• Homeless “survival kits”
  • 20. So don’t turn away! HELP OUT!
  • 21. Bibliography:• Criswell, Sara Dixon. Homelessness. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1998. Print.• "National Coalition for the Homeless - How You Can Help End Homelessness." National Coalition for the Homeless. National Coalition for the Homeless, 27 Mar. 2012. Web. 06 Apr. 2012. <http://www.nationalhomeless.org/want_to_help/index.html>.• OConnor, Karen. Homeless Children. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 1989. Print.• "How Many People Experience Homelessness?" National Coalition for the Homeless. National Coalition for the Homeless, 15 Dec. 2011. Web. 06 Apr. 2012. <http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/How_Many.html>.• "Why Are People Homeless?" National Coalition for the Homeless. National Coalition for the Homeless, 27 Mar. 2012. Web. 06 Apr. 2012. <http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/why.html>.

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