Homeless Powerpoint

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By: kg222357 (47 month(s) ago)

What a great PowerPoint presentation. I also teach Sociology but also Peace and Justice and I'm currently doing an unit on Poverty in America.

By: cherubian1 (62 month(s) ago)

I teach sociology and this is a great Powerpoint to show in class.

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Homelessness : 

Homelessness America’s Struggle

Jesus’ Message : 

Jesus’ Message

Slide 3: 

Conflict with the Gospel

750,000 people experience homelessness in the United States every night. : 

750,000 people experience homelessness in the United States every night.

What have they done so terribly wrong to be left miserable and forgotten? : 

What have they done so terribly wrong to be left miserable and forgotten?

840,000, or 24%, of the homeless are children. : 

840,000, or 24%, of the homeless are children.

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About 16% of the homeless in the U.S. have severe chronic mental illness.

About 26% of the homeless population suffers from some form of drug or alcohol abuse. : 

About 26% of the homeless population suffers from some form of drug or alcohol abuse.

The homeless population is 49% African-American, 35% Caucasian, 13% Hispanic : 

The homeless population is 49% African-American, 35% Caucasian, 13% Hispanic

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Families are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population.

The majority are victims of violent crimes. : 

The majority are victims of violent crimes.

Less than 30% of individuals eligible for low-income housing receive it : 

Less than 30% of individuals eligible for low-income housing receive it

People remain homeless an average of 8 months : 

People remain homeless an average of 8 months

In 2004 nearly a third of persons living in poverty had no health insurance of any kind. : 

In 2004 nearly a third of persons living in poverty had no health insurance of any kind.

The homeless spend more time in the hospital and in jail than their poor counterparts. : 

The homeless spend more time in the hospital and in jail than their poor counterparts.

The ethnic makeup of homeless populations varies according to geographic location. Homeless in rural areas are more likely to be white. : 

The ethnic makeup of homeless populations varies according to geographic location. Homeless in rural areas are more likely to be white.

50% of cities surveyed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors identified domestic violence as a primary cause of homelessness : 

50% of cities surveyed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors identified domestic violence as a primary cause of homelessness

42% of children who are homeless are under the age of 5 : 

42% of children who are homeless are under the age of 5

About 40 percent of homeless men are veterans : 

About 40 percent of homeless men are veterans

17% of single homeless people are women. : 

17% of single homeless people are women.

Single homeless people make up 68% of the homeless population. : 

Single homeless people make up 68% of the homeless population.

Reach out a helping hand, anything is better than nothing. We have to start somewhere. : 

Reach out a helping hand, anything is better than nothing. We have to start somewhere.