Homeless Women, Abuse and Alcoholism Descriptive Essay

Homeless Women, Abuse and Alcoholism
This paper describes how homeless women, who are often alcoholics, continue bravely on.
# 6332 | 3,105 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 09, 2003 in Sociology (Welfare) , Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Women Studies (General)

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This paper describes the daily life of homeless women, their daily struggles and how they manage to get through it all. It looks at programs and welfare available to assist them and whether these are beneficial.

From the Paper:

"At times, spiritual jargon is heard from homeless women. A homeless mother from the Interfaith Hospitality Network, Tina, exclaims, ?God has blessed me with these wonderful children. He really has. I am really having a tough time right now, but I know that God will take care of us.? On various occasions Tina voices her faith in God, and during the beginning of the semester I found it interesting and almost admirable that she could still have faith in God considering that she is living in an emergency homeless shelter. Tina is a mother of eight children from seven different men, energetic, social, active, appears to be involved in her children's lives, and wears her emotions on her sleeve. At IHN, she shows indications of being a trauma survivor and her children display split images of her. One selection from the autobiographical readings about homeless women from I Have Arrived Before My Words: Autobiographical Writings of Homeless of Women, edited by Deborah Pugh and Jeanie Tietjen, is filled with spiritual jargon. Gayle, one of the contributors to the book, writes passages filled with teachings of Alcoholics Anonymous. The representation of the homeless mother intrigues me as Gayle shared many characteristics with Tina. They both are suffering through power struggles with alcohol, homelessness, and abuse."

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