Not Homeless by Choice: The Struggle for Employment

By Vatsalya Verma Jan | 2020 Those who are homeless are often faced with the misconception that they choose to be, or at least they choose not to work; that they could get a job if they wanted one. This could not be farther from the truth. The reality is that the homeless are faced with unique challenges when it comes to finding and maintaining employment. Mental health and physical health are both often significant barriers to employment. Research shows that a large segment of the homeless population suffers from undiagnosed and/or untreated mental illness. Those who have been diagnosed, typically do not have the financial means to fill prescriptions or attend therapy. Though there are now

Food Insecurity and World Hunger: The Widespread Effects of Homelessness

Jan 12, 2019 | Vatsalya Verma What defines hunger in our world? Is it a continual pattern of filling our bellies to the sound of a grumbling stomach? Or worse yet, for the millions of others worldwide, is it the physical and psychological distress that creates a sense of euphoria in their guts caused by the lack of nutritional and economic resources? Either way, we simple definition of hunger can be the scarcity of food in a country. Let's see how that has affected the United States: -"More than 38 million people are living in poverty in America. -In 2019, most families living in poverty earn less than $25,750 per year. -More than 37 million people struggle with hunger in the United States

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