Homelessness pervades America's cities and rural areas. Multiple factors force people into a life on the street, including job loss, mental illness, and drug addiction. Homelessness can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, marital status, and race. While it's important for societies to provide shelter, food, and support for homeless people, it's even more necessary to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place. Young readers will benefit from this guide's concise language, vivid photographs, and helpful graphics. All readers will enhance their understanding of the factors that affect homelessness in America.