1.2 Shelters for the Homeless: Learning from Research

1.2 Shelters for the Homeless: Learning from Research

This review of literature on shelters for the homeless provides a brief history of shelters; a portrait of shelter users; an overview of intervention practices associated with the primary mission of shelters; and a survey of critical analysis of shelters, “shelterization,” and the role shelters play in addressing or masking homelessness in Canadian communities.

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EDITOR: Hulchanski, J. David, Campsie, Philippa, Chau, Shirley B.Y., Hwang, Stephen H., Paradis, Emily
PUBLISHER: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009

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