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...
This paper reports a successful transitional programme in the USA. The research programme evaluation covered 5.5 years and 228 severely and persistently mentally ill homeless clients who lived in a transitional residential centre. Forty-eight per cent of the residents achieved the Programme's goals of obtaining and maintaining permanent housing and a...
Limited research has been conducted to examine the effectiveness of existing HIV prevention and harm reduction interventions targeted to injection drug-using youth. Moreover, although there are a growing number of needle exchange programs being developed for youth throughout the United States, the effects of these services have yet to be systematically...
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...

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