A Framework for Developing Supports and Services for Families Experiencing Homelessness - Homeless Hub Research Summary Series

A Framework for Developing Supports and Services for Families Experiencing Homelessness - Homeless Hub Research Summary Series

One out of fifty children experiences homelessness at some point in their lives and the numbers are growing.  Along with the loss of a home, safety, well being and the satisfaction of supporting oneself are lost when one becomes homeless.  Single mother households are the poorest of all families and they make up the majority of homeless families.  Most homeless mothers have been sexually or physically abused at some point in their lives and half of them experienced this abuse in childhood.  Keeping the family together, while experiencing homelessness, is difficult because of a lack of services geared towards the needs of homeless families.  Family separation can lead to child foster care, making the child more likely to become homeless later in life and at an earlier age than one who has not experienced foster care.

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A Framework for Developing Supports and Services for Families Experiencing Homelessness was published in the Open Health Services and Policy Journal Volume 3, pages 34-40 in 2010.

PUBLISHER: Homeless Hub
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
LOCATION: Toronto, ON, Canada