I was kicked out of my home when I was 16 by my step father in Utah. I had no
where to go so I called up my biological father and he was a terrible option
with his issues, and sexual addiction. I was a good, church going kid, and so
wish I had another option. Many of my issues come from that night when I was
kicked out for setting the table in an angry manner. Parents need to get help
and counseling. Kicking out a 16 year old out onto the street is never a
solution for anyone.
So when I provide… the date, author, source, quote… it is taken down on the Deseret news board and called 'made
up' numbers? But an OPINION is paraded around like a
street-walker? If this is conservative ideals… it
is no wonder they hide from reality.
Chris BSalt Lake City, UTIn nearly all situations, the homeless are
homeless because of their own poor choices. Lack of attention to school, drug
and alcohol abuse, and poor money management are the leading causes. The only
way a person can turn their life around is to stop blaming others and take
responsibility for their lives.... common knowledge and any quick
fact check show that SLC has one of the largest populations of homeless teens,
mostly Gay or unwanted for other reasons by their families.Please
tell us how a kid who is 15 in a small town mormon home and unwilling to lie
about who he wants to date or kiss deserves to be tossed out, for the reason of
not making the family look bad in the local stake.
that should read Nation coalition for the homeless
@chris BReally Chris care to provide any research to support such a harsh
judgement. I worked with the homeless for over 6 years and I can tell you with
great confidence that was not my antidotal experience. The majority of the
homeless I worked with were homeless because of finical concerns caused by
medical bills due to a catastrophic illness or accident, physical disabilities
or suffered from clinically significant metal health conditions that have been
left untreated due to a indifferent society. If you go to the national volition
for the homeless they have references to research to support this.
In nearly all situations, the homeless are homeless because of their own poor
choices. Lack of attention to school, drug and alcohol abuse, and poor money
management are the leading causes. The only way a person can turn their life
around is to stop blaming others and take responsibility for their lives.
@doctor So pagan gives reference to study support their their claim
of 40% where is your reference refuting it if it is indeed "a made up
statistic? Please do share "doctor"
I do not buy the made up statistic that 40% of homeless kids were kicked out
because of their sexual orientation. The number of kids who run away because of
abuse, rebellion, drug dependency etc. are much higher. I do believe that we
need to help homeless children. Churches and other private groups should get
together to provide shelters to house them with the goal of reunifying them with
their family if at all possible. If they are unable to go back home then the
process of preparing them to be productive members of society should begin. I
ride the train to the airport a lot and I see a lot of kids who look to be at
risk. The dangers associated with homelessness are astronomical and we need to
work together to mitigate those dangers.
I see the reason for to help the kids. The kids need their own reason to get off
"If a person has a felony record, many apartment complexes will not rent to
them and many employers will not hire them. I guess my point is if you want to
avoid homelessness, improve your chances by staying on the right side of the
law."While true, it doesn't address the plight of kids
escaping abusive homes. The provision of a better foster system could help.
We've had objections to any social help because of the issue of taxes and
socialism, but this illustrates the problems of not addressing these human
conditions -- increased crime (including destroying the lives of many who
objected to taxation), reduced potential of human lives, and more personal
destruction as vicious cycles are created and replicated through generations.
If a person has a felony record, many apartment complexes will not rent to them
and many employers will not hire them. I guess my point is if you want to avoid
homelessness, improve your chances by staying on the right side of the law.
It wont change the need or desire to help but why didnt you tell us why these
kids are getting thrown out of their parents homes? Drugs? being Gay? Parents
should never throw out a son or daughter for these types of reasons. Knowing
would help us know what kind of parents and kids we are dealing with.