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

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