Reports

Reports

 

In 2001 NAHS undertook an evaluation of the supportive housing offered at our complex at 350 Prideaux Street. Our research looked at hospitalizations and use of crisis services by the tenants before and after they moved into the complex and also attempted to measure the tenants’ perceptions of their general well being. The report also provides an overview...
In 2001 NAHS undertook an evaluation of the supportive housing offered at our complex at 350 Prideaux Street.  Our research looked at hospitalizations and use of crisis services by the tenants before and after they moved into the complex and also attempted to measure the tenants' perceptions of their general well being. The report also provides an overview...
This Guide serves as a companion document to the report We’ll Leave The Lights On For You: Housing Options For people Experiencing Persistent Homelessness Who Use Substances (Alcohol and/or Drugs) in order to support local planning and program development. It includes detailed information with respect to features of programs designed to serve people...
The two main objectives of this guide are to: - summarize what is meant by "homelessness prevention" and its implications for the ways that local authorities deliver relevant services, and - show how the homelessness prevention ethos can be delivered in practice The guide focuses on the six "homelessness prevention" activities shown by...
A review of an innovative approach to youth homelessness that tackles the problem in advance of a crisis being reached. This report explores the experiences of young people participating in the "cluster schemes" set up by Safe in the City and the impact of the schemes in moving young people away from the risk factors associated with social exclusion and...
Supported housing (as distinct from supportive housing) emphasizes the values of consumer choice; independence; participation; permanence; normalcy; and flexible, ongoing supports. As a model, it has only recently become popular in the literature and therefore little is known of its effectiveness in serving people with long-term psychiatric backgrounds. In...
An evaluation of the Rough Sleepers Initiative (RSI) programme was undertaken by the Centre for Housing Policy, at the University of York, during the Autumn of 2004 and the Spring of 2005. The evaluation involved a critical review and analysis of existing research and statistical evidence, interviews with local authority officers responsible for RSI,...
The AIDS Prevention Street Nurse Program uses specially prepared community health nurses to focus on HIV and STD prevention with marginalized, hard-to-reach and high-risk clients within a broader context of harm reduction and health promotion. Street nurses (n = 17), service providers (n = 30), representatives of other HIV/STD programs in the province of...
This report presents interim findings as to the impact of the Welfare to Work Voucher Program on the quality of a family’s residential location, on employment and earnings, and on receipt of public assistance. The analysis, based on a six-site research sample of 8,732 families, makes use of outcome measures derived from tract-level Census data and person-...
Previously published research on interventions for persons who are homeless and mentally ill has exhibited marked limitations in attrition, sample sizes, generalizability and outcome measures. This report presents results from an outreach and linkage project wherein the research design has better addressed these limitations. Successful outcomes in terms of...

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