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  • 1. Homelessness In America Emily Allen and Emily Mitchell January 11, 2011 Mr. McDonald Poverty in America
  • 2. What makes YOU cry?
  • 3. Is it the fact that 3.5 million Americans are homeless?
  • 4. Or that 1 in 50 American children are homeless?
  • 5. Maybe the fact that some people live in their cars?
  • 6. Maybe it’s that our heroes, American veterans make up one of the largest populations of homeless people.
  • 7. Or is it that 1 out of every 7 Americans live in poverty?
  • 8. Or that the 5 main causes of homelessness in America are…
  • 9. 1. Mental Illness People are unable to care for themselves or hold a position in society.
  • 10. 2. Substance Abuse People become homeless after spending all of their income on their bad habits.
  • 11. 3. Extended Unemployment Primarily in service-based jobs
  • 12. 4. Culture of Poverty
  • 13. 5. Natural Disasters and Accidents
  • 14. Or that 3,500,000 people, or 1% of the American population, do not have a home.
  • 15. What can YOU do to take away the tears of the homeless people of America?