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The 17 percent
Transcript of The 17 percent
those who need help are no longer hospitalized but criminalized Community What is Chronically Homeless? THE 17 PERCENT:
A closer Look at the Chronically Homeless Federal Government's definition of a chronically homeless person:
An unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past 3 years. What are the factors that contribute to becoming a chronically homeless individual? Environment Drugs DNA Internal Causes of
Chronic Homelessness Family Life
Inadequet or inappropriate love or affection
Death of a close family member
Changing places of residence/schools frequently Some genetic disorders cause a predisposition
major depression -Easily Accessible
-Cost Efficient example: crack in Dark Days (2001) In L.A. (Lost Angels: Skid Road is my Home) it is illegal to be the streets if you are homeless
the mentally ill..." MAIN IDEA Street Drugs- Medical Drugs -Expensive
-Hard to obtain Awareness + Cure Permanent Affordable Housing Less Criminalizaton Medical Attention