Advertisement

The Problem of Homelessness

  • Russell K. Schutt
  • Gerald R. Garrett
Part of the Topics in Social Psychiatry book series (TSPS)

Abstract

Huddled in doorways and on heating grates, standing in lines at soup kitchens and shelters, homeless persons have become an all-too-familiar part of urban American life. Each winter, newspapers report the tragic deaths of these people: freezing on the streets, burning in makeshift shelters, wasting away from a host of illnesses. And throughout the year, homeless persons are vulnerable and victimized: beaten, raped, stabbed, strangled. Securing the basic necessities of life—food, clothing, human companionship—becomes a daunting, sometimes life-threatening, task.

Keywords

Homeless Person Supplemental Security Income Homeless Population General Assistance Homeless Family 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell K. Schutt
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerald R. Garrett
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts at BostonBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Personalised recommendations