On today’s EJC Exploration we Interview a Struggling Homeless Man Tells WHY He’s Homeless *SAD*
There are 578,424 homeless people living in the U.S. This is a problem that we need to address.
As of 2014 this number includes people living in shelters, veterans, and families which have nowhere to go. This shows how bad the problem affecting the U.S. is as 67,513 of those individuals consist of entire families who were forced out onto the streets. We, as a country, need to do as much as we can to help these people in their time of need.
Many of the people who are homeless are there because of things that were out of their control such as the loss of loved ones, job loss, domestic violence, divorce, family disputes and other tragic life occurrences. Other impairments such as depression, untreated mental illness, post traumatic stress disorder, and physical disabilities are also responsible for a large portion of homelessness. Many factors push people into living on the street. Acknowledging them can help facilitate the end of homelessness in America.