homelessness through out the globe
Homelessness in the united states of america is an area of concern for social service providers,government officials, policy professionals , and society at large. In January 2012 annual point in time count found that 633,782 people across the united states were homeless,other counts very widely. There were an estimated 57,849 homeless veterans estimated in the united states during January 2013; or 12 percent of all homeless adults.
Homelessness in Canada has grown in size and complexity by 1997. The demographic profile of Canada homelessness population is also changing. by the end of the 20th century it was reported that while previously , men comprised the vast majority of homeless persons , now men and children represent the fastest growing subgroup of the homeless population. In action plan 2011, federal government of Canada proposed $120 million in new funding to renew its homelessness partnering strategy.
Almost 25% of homeless people suffer from mental illnesses including schizophrenia , bipolar disorder , and depression . 17% are considered chronically homeless . 13% are feeling domestic violence and 12% are veterans . Homeless family are roughly 34% of the total U.S homeless population . approximately 1.6 million children will experience homelessness over the course of a year.in any given day, researchers estimate that more than 20,000 children have no place to live .
The typical sheltered homeless family is compromised of a mother in her late twenties with two children . 84% of families experiencing homelessness are female-headed. This is due to an number of factors:
- most single parent families are female headed (71%).Single parent families are among the poorest in the nation and as such and extremely vulnerable to homeless .
- many family shelters do not except men into their programs , causing families to separate when they become homeless
That was only some of the facts about homeless people . The homeless need help. Its is not fair for children and adults to suffer because of homelessness . There are homeless people in all of the country and continents . they need our help. They need to be loved. They need to live a nice life. Help the homeless… today.