Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Homelessness Part 2
Olivia, Rheya, Jaycee, Jaylah
· People who have no homes, maybe they don’t have money to pay for a home and they can’t pay bills.
· They don’t have a lot of money
· Spend money on things they don’t need
· Sometimes drugs
· They have a mouth(s) to feed (spending to much money, and not a lot of money for food)
· Cold weather
· Not a lot of food
· can’t pay for college so they can’t get jobs
· need money to spend on medication, clothes and food
· food banks
· money donations
· clothes donations
· Soup kitchen
· Salvation army
Abigail, Andrew, Mia, Aiden
It’s hard to imagine how someone can go from having a home one day to being out on the street the next. None of us have had an experience with that kind of thing. The definition of homelessness is a person without a home or someone living on the street.
A person without a home or someone living on a street
Causes of homelessness
- Complex and multiple
- No one chooses to be homeless
- It can happen to anyone
- Parents could lose their job then don’t have enough money to pay rent or tax
- Being homeless is not easy
Problems with homeless people
-all over the world thousands of people living on streets
What is homelessness?
-a man on the street begging for money or a woman on the side of the rode holding up a piece ofd cardboard saying “homeless will work for food” a family sleeping in their car on or a tiny tent underneath a bridge all these images represent homelessness.
- over half of the people that are homeless have mental health issues
Only 20 percent of homeless people are in the age of 16-24 years.
- Shelter houses provide short term relief to those in need of shelter , food, clothing, and much more
How do the homeless people survive winter
-they sleep in doorways to buildings
- Public washrooms
- Coffee shops
- basically anywhere they can find shelter and stay so what warm for the night