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Homelessness

Homelessness in the United States permeates social culture across small towns and urban cities alike. Although the scope of its impact is staggering, homelessness remains a largely invisible phenomenon. Individuals experiencing homelessness often encounter subsequent isolation, deprivation, and peril in regards to their ability to accomplish daily tasks and achieve basic fundamental needs, such as food, shelter, and safety. Individuals are unable to focus on broader goals and needs to challenge the perpetuation of the nature of homelessness in families, because daily fear and instability prevent future perspective. Interestingly, homelessness appears to affect individuals across genders, ethnicities, and spiritual beliefs, yet social culture instills pervasive bias against those who experience the traumatic occurrence. In examining the prevalence, evidence-based interventions, and advocacy needs related to homelessness, ...

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