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JOURNAL NAME: Lancet Oncology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Annually, 100 million people experience homelessness worldwide. Most adults that are struggling with homelessness are living to age 50 years or older and need age-appropriate screening for cancer. Cancer-related death in homeless adults is twice as high as the average in the adult population in the USA. However, few studies have examined the rates of and barriers to cancer screening in homeless people. This Review explores cancer-related...

JOURNAL NAME: Lancet Oncology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Annually, 100 million people experience homelessness worldwide. Most adults that are struggling with homelessness are living to age 50 years or older and need age-appropriate screening for cancer. Cancer-related death in homeless adults is twice as high as the average in the adult population in the USA. However, few studies have examined the rates of and barriers to cancer screening in homeless people. This Review explores cancer-related...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

A largely unexplored complexity in the lives of youth who have experienced homeless is the presence of intellectual, developmental and/or learning disabilities. Although emerging research shows that youth with cognitive disabilities are more likely to become homeless and that rates of cognitive disabilities are higher among the homeless population than the population in general, exploring the intersection of disability and homelessness for...

RESOURCE TYPE: Blog
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Communities across Canada are faced with the growing crisis of youth homelessness. Many organizations are operating in isolation of a larger network. This National Map is a dynamic resource that will enable organizations to connect. Each organization on this map have completed a survey that gives a brief overview of their programs and services. The organizational summaries are searchable by: city/town, population size, program/service,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The Winnipeg Street Census 2018 marks the second attempt to gain a comprehensive view of homelessness in Winnipeg. In order to end homelessness we need to understand it. The Street Census is not an attempt to count the total number of people experiencing homelessness but provide a snapshot of who is experiencing homelessness, some of the reasons for it and barriers to exiting it. Between April 17 and 18, we surveyed approximately 1500...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Information on homelessness is essential to understand the nature and extent of homelessness in the City and County of Peterborough, the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, to plan services, and measure progress towards ending homelessness. The 2018 Homelessness Enumeration Report provides a profile of homelessness in our community based on the homelessness count and surveys conducted in the City and County of...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This study examined the reliability and validity of the Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT), a widely-used assessment of the health and social vulnerabilities and housing needs of individuals experiencing homelessness. Homeless Management Information System data were obtained for 1495 individuals who were administered the VI-SPDAT between 2014 and 2016. Subsamples were selected for...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Vancouver Street View is an interactive site where you can see how homelessness has increased in the Greater Vancouver Area. The technology allows users to toggle between Google Street View images taken in the...

JOURNAL NAME: The Lancet Oncology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Annually, 100 million people experience homelessness worldwide. Most adults that are struggling with homelessness are living to age 50 years or older and need age-appropriate screening for cancer. Cancer-related death in homeless adults is twice as high as the average in the adult population in the USA. However, few studies have examined the rates of and barriers to ...

JOURNAL NAME: Children and Youth Services Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Children and youth who experience homelessness and child welfare involvement may experience high mobility, disruption of relationships with family and peer networks, and social stigma, all of which can have a negative impact on educational success for these youth. In this study, we explored the perspective of youth who were involved...

JOURNAL NAME: Maternal and Child Health Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In the United States, families with children characterize the fastest growing portion of the homeless population. Parenting for families experiencing homelessness presents unique challenges since families facing homelessness are disproportionately more likely to experience a myriad of interpersonal and contextual stressors that heighten the risk of parents engaging in suboptimal parenting approaches. 

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JOURNAL NAME: Children and Youth Services Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Drop-in centers for homeless youth take a low barrier approach to addressing both their basic needs (e.g., food, hygiene, clothing) and higher level needs (e.g., substance use treatment, mental health care, HIV/STD-related programs)....

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

During Congress 2018 in April, CHRA hosted an International Forum for which a number of Canadian and international housing experts came together to discuss common issues in social and affordable housing. From that Forum, CHRA has produced a summary report providing an overview of the current state of housing – including broader market housing challenges, jurisdictional reflections, and homelessness – in Canada, the United States and the...

JOURNAL NAME: Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Objectives

Homelessness causes huge distress to a vulnerable population and great concern to wider society. The aim of this study was to reflect the prevalence of mental disorder...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Ontario has a housing crisis that affects people of diverse ages, income levels, family types, and cultural backgrounds. Affordable housing of decent quality is essential for the health and wellbeing of Ontarians. Some of the most critical barriers to safe and affordable housing are intersectional, especially around gender and racial discrimination. Young millennials getting by on low-paid or contract work struggle to find an affordable...

ORGANIZATION: Poverty Roundtable Hastings Prince Edward
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

MOVING FORWARD – Recommendations for Community Action is the outcome of Community Conversations on Poverty in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, in which more than 500 community members came together to talk about poverty - their experience of it, what is working, what isn’t and how to end it. This is the SECOND report in a series of reports informed by the Community Conversations. The rst report LEANING IN – Community...

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

On behalf of HARSAG, Social Bite (an Edinburgh-based social enterprise with a mission to end homelessness in Scotland, whose co-founder Josh Littlejohn is a member of HARSAG) commissioned Heriot-Watt University’s Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) to conduct research mapping the current landscape, with a view to enabling an assessment of the nature of the transformation to...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Objective

Young adults living in single room occupancy (SRO) hotels, a form of low-income housing, are known to have complex health and substance problems compared to their peers in the general population. The objective of this study is to comprehensively describe the mental, physical, and social health profile of young adults living in SROs.

 

Methods

This study reports baseline data from young adults aged 18–29...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Peer supporters are individuals with lived experience and are an integral part of health care systems, providing support to those affected by various phenomena such as homelessness and addictions. However, little is known about the critical elements that underpin peer support interventions. This qualitative study sought to understand the critical elements of intentional peer support with a homeless population, voiced by those who provide and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The Advisory Committee on Homelessness, chaired by Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), was announced in June 2017. Consisting of 13 members from across the country with varied backgrounds, the Committee has worked diligently since the announcement through conference calls, online collaboration, in‑person meetings and attendance at regional roundtables...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

As the details of the National Housing Strategy roll out, the Government of Canada continues to make its intentions clear: the forthcoming housing strategy will be rooted in a human rights-based approach. The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness lauds this commitment. 

During this consultation phase, we offer our perspective on how the government can develop, implement and most importantly, guarantee a right to housing. To do so,...

JOURNAL NAME: Justice Quarterly
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract

Homeless youth are at an increased risk of police contact—being stopped by police and arrested, yet it is less clear if this interaction is patterned by race. The current study draws on diverse scholarship to examine three possible effects of race on homeless youths’ interaction with police: that non-White homeless youth are more likely (disproportionate minority contact/symbolic assailants), less likely (out-of-place policing) or...

ORGANIZATION: Launch Housing
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This study provides an independent analysis of homelessness in Australia. It analyses changes in the scale and nature of the problem and investigates the incidence of the many social, economic and policy drivers of homelessness. 

The findings of this study can be summarised in terms of: (1) the changing scope and pattern of homelessness (2) the nature of broader social and economic drivers that condition the risk of homelessness,...
ORGANIZATION: Centrepoint
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Data collected for the Youth Homelessness Databank provides a clearer picture of the true scale of youth homelessness in the UK.

There is no accurate source of information on the scale of youth homelessness in the UK. In England, while the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)1 publishes annual statistics on the number of young people accepted as statutorily homeless, this only represents a small proportion of...

ORGANIZATION: British Columbia Coroners Service
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Adolescence is a time of exciting and intense change. The process of moving from childhood to adulthood can be challenging for young people. For many young people, family continues to provide guidance and support well into early adulthood; however, youth transitioning to adulthood from government care face an additional, simultaneous transition from government support to independence often without similar resources, family support or guidance...

RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

For newcomers to Canada, obtaining decent and affordable housing in a safe and welcoming neighbourhood is an anchor point for a new start. In addition to fulfilling the elemental need for shelter, it provides a base from which to seek out other key resources such as health-care providers, schools, language training and job counselling. It is also the scaffolding for rebuilding a sense of feeling settled, being “at home.”

JOURNAL NAME: BMC Palliative Care
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Background

Homeless people often suffer from complex and chronic comorbidities, have high rates of morbidity and die at much younger ages than the general population. Due to a complex combination of physical, psychosocial and addiction problems at the end of life, they often have limited access to palliative care. Both the homeless and healthcare providers experience a lot of barriers. Therefore, providing palliative care that...

ORGANIZATION: Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The percentage of renters is increasing in Ontario and across Canada. Renters in Ontario now constitute over 30% of the total population. In the City of Toronto, almost half of all households rent their home. This increase has been largely driven by a growing proportion of renters within the younger generations. Over half of Ontario households between the ages 25 to 34 are renters. This trend may be due to the increasing cost of homeownership...

JOURNAL NAME: Criminal Justice and Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract

Treatment readiness is a key predictor of drug treatment completion, rearrest, and recidivism during community reentry; however, limited data exist among homeless female offenders (HFOs). The purpose of this study was to present baseline data from a randomized controlled trial of 130 HFOs who had been released from jail or prison. Over half (60.8%) of HFOs had a treatment readiness score of ≥40 (n = 79, mean [μ] = 40.2, SD = 8.72...

JOURNAL NAME: Seattle University Homeless Rights Advocacy Project
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract

The act of panhandling, commonly known as begging, is a form of speech protected by the United States Constitution. But Washington’s cities are increasingly enacting laws that criminalize begging, despite courts finding these laws unconstitutional under both the First Amendment and the Due Process Clause. This brief surveys begging restrictions, assessing their scope and legality. This report offers the first statewide analysis of...

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