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ORGANIZATION: Campaign 2000
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Introduction  As Canada’s 150th year since confederation closes, it is time to usher in a new poverty-free era. Decades of neo-liberal austerity have eroded Canada’s progress towards a strong social safety net. With over 1.2 million children and families in poverty, a transformational response to the complexity of poverty is overdue. It is time for a new social contract with a renewed foundation built on equity and dignity. The goal must be...
RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In this paper based dissertation, experiences of people who are/were homeless in Japan were explored using narrative inquiry. Treating narratives as storied phenomena under study, narrative inquiry is considered both as a research methodology and as a way of understanding human experiences (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000). Through engaging in weekly face-to-face conversations over three months in Japan, the participants and I slowly co-...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract  Working in a homeless youth shelter in a major Eastern Canadian city, 35 homeless males and females, aged 16-24, engaged in a participatory action research (PAR) project over a one-year period. In the study, the participants systematically brainstormed 107 potential research themes pertaining to their experiences, concerns, and interests in youth homelessness. From these themes, the youth prioritized stereotyping and stigmatization,...
JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Experimental Criminology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018


Abstract Objective

To evaluate the effect of emergency winter homeless shelters on property crimes in the nearby communities.

Methods

Every winter between 2009 and 2016, the City of Vancouver, Canada opened shelters to protect the homeless from harsh winter conditions. The city opened 19 shelters, but only five to nine of them were open in any one winter. Using the variation in timing and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The relationship between mental health, substance use, and homelessness is complex. An estimated 48%–98% of youth who are homeless meet criteria for at least one mental health diagnosis (Hodgson, Shelton, van den Bree, & Los, 2013). Common disorders include depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, psychosis, substance use disorders, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (Hodgson et al., 2013). Between...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Young people experiencing homelessness face many forms of extreme adversity including high rates of mental health and addiction challenges. These challenges lead to high mortality rates and increase the risk of chronic homelessness. In turn, the health service systems and providers in most settings are poorly equipped and resourced to meet the mental health needs of the homeless youth population. This intervention guide was developed to...

JOURNAL NAME: Parity
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Abstract:

 Part of Te Matapihi's role in housing is to champion the rights of our pani me te rawakore, to identify gaps in policy development and service provision, and to amplify the voices and experiences of individuals and organisations experiencing or responding to housing issues. The absence of good quality data is a persistent issue, hindering policies from being appropriately targeted to the specific needs of minority groups, such...
JOURNAL NAME: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Background An identified unmet need for people who are homeless in Torbay to access end of life care services and hospice provision. Also identifying the end of life training needs of the workforce supporting homeless people across Torbay.

Aim To connect with homeless workforces to enable them to identify those individuals who would benefit from access to end of life care services and support.

Methods To...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
OVERVIEW

There is a growing number of Australians experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, impacting on around 22,000 people in Victoria on any given day. Homelessness is often concentrated in inner city areas, and in the 2016 homelessness Registry Week survey undertaken in Melbournea there were 161 people sleeping rough. Homeless services in Melbourne and around the country are increasingly struggling to meet demand, compounded by the...

JOURNAL NAME: Sociology Compass
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Studies of homelessness and health date back to at least the 1970s. The current paper presents a summary on the state of the literature on homelessness and health since the onset of Housing First initiatives. Housing First initiatives represent a change in the previously used model used by social services providers and government agencies from recovery first to housing first, a recognition that homeless people should be housed before...

JOURNAL NAME: Educational Researcher
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Students and families experience homelessness and high mobility (HHM) in vastly different ways. Yet, popular media, academic scholars, and practitioners often overlook this diversity. Building on a 2012 special issue...

ORGANIZATION: Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive Summary Background  Finding affordable housing on and off-campus is becoming increasingly difficult for postsecondary students in Victoria, British Columbia. Lack of affordable housing has far-reaching impacts for both individual health and wellness and society. Methodology The intent of this study was to explore the experiences of students as they relate to rising housing costs in Victoria and beyond. Specifically, we wanted to...
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017


Abstract

In the aftermath of disasters, reestablishing housing is fundamental for individual, household, and community level recovery. For many households, the process can be characterized as multi-staged from sheltering, to temporary housing, and finally permanent housing with some bouncing back and forth between sheltering and temporary housing. For others, the transition can be as simple as obtaining rental housing...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
The Need for Supportive Housing

The provision of safe and secure housing has been identified as a key factor in supporting the success of teen families (Corlyon & Stock, 2011). When parents and their children lack access to safe, secure, and affordable housing, families can become stuck in a cycle of poverty, with negative implications for healthy child development (Graham & McDermott, 2006). Teen parents often struggle to attain...

ORGANIZATION: Old Strathcona Community Mapping and Planning Committee
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This document accompanies the final report for Youth Bans: Policy, Implementation, and the Perspectives of Youth and Stakeholders. This community-based participatory research project responded to a need identified by local service providers to investigate the banning of youth who are homeless or without secure and adequate housing, as many youth indicate confusion about their bans. This environmental scan reviewed relevant local policies...

ORGANIZATION: The Old Strathcona Community Mapping and Planning Committee (OSCMAP)
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This 2015-2017 community-based participatory research study responds to a need identified by service providers to investigate the banning of youth who are homeless or without secure and adequate housing. For this project, “banning” refers to the practice of formally informing a person they must leave an area, service, or property, and not return for a specified amount of time. Previous research has examined the banning of activities...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Outline of rent assistance available in Manitoba. 

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The Poverty Report attempts to provide a comprehensive image of what poverty is in Brandon. Given the existing work and research that is being done in the community, Statistics Canada, and many other organizations, there is no shortage of quality information on poverty and its indicators in Brandon. However, no one report has yet to cohesively amalgamate this...

RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Homelessness partnering strategy plan for implementing Housing First in Brandon. 

ORGANIZATION: Best Start Resource Centre
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This manual is a reference for service providers working with families living in poverty who have children under age six. These families face many challenges as a result of living in poverty and often turn to service providers for support in the navigation of these challenges and for needed services.

In order to be effective in their work, it is important that all service providers who work with families living in poverty:...

JOURNAL NAME: Educational Researcher
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Abstract

Students and families experience homelessness and high mobility (HHM) in vastly different ways. Yet, popular media, academic scholars, and practitioners often overlook this diversity. Building on a 2012 special issue of Educational Researcher, I discuss recent research that highlights the heterogeneity of HHM student and families. In particular, I focus on the ways in which residential space (e.g., shelter,...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Background: Homelessness is associated with enormous health inequalities, including shorter life expectancy, higher morbidity and greater usage of acute hospital services. Viewed through the lens of social determinants, homelessness is a key driver of poor health, but homelessness itself results from accumulated adverse social and economic conditions. Indeed, in people who are homeless, the social determinants of homelessness and...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Drug Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract Background

Several studies suggest that U.S. state-level legalization of cannabis for medical purposes may be associated with reductions in opioid use; yet its relationship with stimulant use, particularly in high-risk populations like unstably housed women, has received less attention. The purpose of this study was to estimate independent associations between medical and non-medical use of cannabis and use of stimulants and opioids...

JOURNAL NAME: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017


Abstract Background

Although the initiation of injection drug use has been well characterized among at-risk youth, factors that support or impede cessation of injection drug use have received less attention. We sought to identify socioeconomic factors associated with cessation of injection drug use among street-involved youth.

Methods

From September 2005 to May 2015, data were collected from the...

JOURNAL NAME: Chronic Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Summary

Canada is a geographically large, high-income country with a population of approximately 35 million. Canada’s population is ethnically diverse and is growing annually due to strong immigration policies. Canadians enjoy a health system that is based on the principle of universality and is made up of a series of socialized health plans that differ by the province where a person lives. In addition, a person who lives in Canada (e.g.,...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal For Innovative Research In Multidisciplinary Field
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

This study examines the effect of frequent school and home mobility on the academic achievement of homeless children and the possible responses of society, governments, and schools to ensure long-term success and achievement of homeless children. Furthermore, it examines the problem of homeless children in the classroom and describes research-based solutions to address barriers and improve the chances for academic success. In a...

JOURNAL NAME: British Dental Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

The UK charity Crisis originated in 1967 as a response to the increasing numbers of homeless people in London, and the first Crisis at Christmas event for rough sleepers was established in 1971. Since then, Crisis has provided numerous services over the Christmas period to the most vulnerable members of society. One of these is the Crisis at Christmas Dental Service (CCDS) which provides emergency and routine dental care from 23–29...

JOURNAL NAME: Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

This paper examines the issue of poverty among people with serious mental illness (SMI), positioning it as a key issue to be confronted by community mental health systems and practitioners. The paper reviews three perspectives on poverty, considering how each sheds light on poverty among people with SMI, and their implications for action: (a) monetary resources, (b) basic needs, and (c) capabilities. The paper argues that community...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Family Issues
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

Homelessness has consequences for families, including risk of deterioration in the health of their members, disruption of family dynamics, and separation of parents and children. This study used qualitative interviews to explore pathways into and perceived consequences of homelessness among 18 families living in an emergency family shelter system in Canada. Findings showed that families’ experiences prior to their homelessness...

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