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Homeless in America

" I never imagined that I would be homeless." Although I have

read this statement made over and over again, the facts behind it remain

astonishing. The facts are that there are millions of homeless in America

today. Many of these people had no choice but to become homeless.

Economic problems such as being laid off work, or the rise in the cost of

housing had lead people to live on the streets. Many of the homeless are

women that have become divorced or have left home because of physical

abuse. These women have no education because they have not been given the

chance to go and get the education that it takes nowadays to get the job,

so they are forced to live on the streets. They have no family to help

them and they are left with no other choice. People with mental illnesses

also become homeless quite often. These people are incapable of handling

the stress of living on their own. These people get kicked out of their

homes and are to ashamed to go to their families because of their illness,

so we see them on the streets struggling to stay warm. Teenage mothers

are also forced to live on the streets because their families will not

help them. The fathers are not there and that forces them to live on the

streets. So they must resort to prostitution to pay for the food that

their young ones need to stay alive. There are many other people that

become homeless for many different reasons. Some of these people can not

help becoming homeless. Some of these people are the illegal immigrants

that come here from other places to get a better life but end up not

having enough money to make it in this hard world that we live in.

Teenage runaways have different reasons for leaving home but all have the

same reason for becoming homeless. They simply just ...

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