A person can become homeless due to complicated circumstances that force one to choose between shelter, food and other basic needs, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless. There are numerous reasons that may cause someone to become homeless, such as poverty, family and relationship bre
Some of the ways to help the homeless include providing food, donating clothes, volunteering professional services, creating awareness, tutoring, providing employment, giving shelter and supporting help programs for the homeless. Doing one or more of these things is bound to make a difference to the
National organizations operating a variety of programs that help the homeless include Goodwill, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul and the National Coalition for the Homeless. Services offered vary by location and include shelters, kitchens and employment programs.
People become homeless when their ability to maintain housing fails. This can happen due to divorce, physical or mental illness, leaving a physically or emotionally abusive situation, inability to secure a job (often after being discharged from a prison, rehab facility or mental institution) or bein
There are an estimated 100 million people in the world who are homeless, according to a United Nations report from 2005. The division of this statistic varies between countries, ranging from a few thousand homeless citizens to over one million.
Since homeless people have no specific location to return to at night, they often set up their home bases in storage units, cars, motels and tent cities. Other places include parks, abandoned buildings and public streets.
The causes of homelessness are varied and complicated, however, some undeniable roots of homelessness are poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse. Other contributing factors are mental illness, discrimination and immigrant status, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
There are a number of organizations in the United States that aim to help homeless children, as of 2015. These organizations include Stand Up for Kids, Covenant House, the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (or NAEHCY), and the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Habitat for Humanity and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development both provide housing programs for the homeless. HUD is a government agency that offers several housing assistance programs to qualifying homeless individuals and families in the United States. Habitat for Humanity is a Chr
In January 2015, 564,708 people were homeless in the United States, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. This total represents about 0.17 percent of the total U.S. population of 322.7 million and included 83,170 chronically homeless people and 47,725 veterans.