Coping With Being Homelessness In Georgia

Publié par chermoh mohamed on mardi 21 novembre 2017

By Ann Sullivan


May it be due to circumstances or being born into it, vagrancy is a situation nobody would wish to be in. Though there are many definitions of homelessness, being Homelessness in Georgia to most in the society is lacking a roof over your head and a place to call home.

The biggest contributor to vagrancy is poverty. The high standards of living and the ever-fluctuating economy drive many people to lose their homes due to mortgages or being unable to sustain themselves and their families. For others, they are born into homelessness, and to them, that is the life they live to know.

There are numerous impacts of vagrancy on an individual, a family and even the society in which they live in. Health problems, incapacity to maintain employment, separation in families and other reasons are the main course that leads to many being homeless. Not only does vagrancy affect those living in it but it also affects those around them and generations after them.

Many homeless people want to work. They dream of being self-sufficient again. But they cannot see how to attain their goal. Their hope has dissipated. After weeks and then months pass, each homeless person handles life in whatever way they can, trying to stave off despair. In their attempts to handle life, many of them become addicted to drugs, prostitution and other social vices just to escape from the world.

The community has provided homeless shelters, but they are not able to solve this considerable menace. To end or reduce at least bring down the number of homeless people in Georgia, the society should offer support. Shelters are just a roof over their heads. But offering medical care, enough resources, mental health care, and rehabilitation from drugs and crime would tear down this adversity of vagrancy. Otherwise, they would just be the last resort available for people with no roof over their heads.

But these shelters tend to be often overcrowded, and as results, the socials amenities becomes the issue to the people in this places. This is because, in the bid to help as many people as possible, the shelters accommodate more than the capacity. This will often lead to insufficient resources and a shortage in even the basic commodities such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies.

And as expected, overcrowding brings with it many problems. Diseases start to emerge among those living in these shelters. Insecurity becomes a threat mainly because most of the time there is rampage for the inadequate resources being provided leading to fights. Poor level of cleanliness also brings about pests like lice and bedbugs. Thus turning what was thought to be a haven for them to a risk and hazardous for their well-being.

At the heart of solving the vagrancy, the challenge is the society taking responsibility for the well-being and livelihood of its less fortunate members. Considering that a homeless shelter is a good enough solution to the problem is not enough to help to get people back on their feet and have a roof over their heads.




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