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Unsheltered Lives is a collaborative effort of the Committee on Temporary Shelter, VISTA, and the Vermont Department of Education. In 1990 Alex Messinger, then a VISTA volunteer at the Committee on Temporary Shelter, researched and wrote Unsheltered Lives as part of his VISTA service.  VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a federal,...
This phenomenological study sought to explore how resource relationships impact college independent students during his/her homeless experience, while accessing higher education opportunities. Six students were interviewed at a Colorado university about their individual experiences. It was found that experiences pertaining to collegiate...
Empirical child welfare research in England takes insufficient account of wider social theory. Intellectual, professional and political reasons for this are discussed. The implications are considered in relation to one important social problem: the low educational achievement of children looked after by local authorities (‘in care’). It is...
These three workshops are geared toward youth 16 to 24 years of age. The workshops are self administered workshops which can be used with small or large groups of people (participants). The moderator would be the person facilitating the workshop. The moderator reads the directions, information and moderates discussion. Workshop I (.pdf)...
Can we please stop referring to Victoria's homeless population as "those people?" Community advocate Rose Henry's suggestion was one of many inspiring, applause-inducing moments as the Youth Action for Homelessness's Video Showcase Event unspooled at Cinecenta. "As soon as we [accept] that these are our brothers and sisters, then we can make...
Homeless activist Hannah Taylor told student teachers at the WestCAST 2011 education conference that age shouldn't affect a person's willingness to help another person. "So many people, especially children, want to make a difference, but they don't know how to," Taylor said. "They don't believe enough in themselves that they can. One of the...

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