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RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The GLBT Host Home Program, offered through Avenues for Homeless Youth, provides a unique housing model for queer and trans youth who are experiencing housing instability, most of whom, in our area, are youth of colour. This program, based in Minneapolis-Saint Paul (known as the Twin Cities), Minnesota, is one of the longest-running LGBTQ2S-specific host home programs in the United States. Many communities across the U.S. and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Despite decades of public support for ending homelessness, there is little evidence that homelessness has decreased in Canada. Instead, Canadian communities continue to respond to rising numbers of people without homes through emergency response measures that do little to prevent or end the problem. In sharp contrast, research has documented that homelessness is not inevitable and can be addressed with relatively insignificant government...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This brief notes that approximately one of four unsheltered adults in Southern California are women living on the streets without children under age 18 according to 2016 point-in-time homeless counts. The 2017 point-in-time homeless counts will soon be available.

Southern California is a region divided into 13 Continuums of Care (CoCs) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This brief also outlines several...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This case study describes some of the ethical framework and liberatory practices of RainCity Housing workers, clinicians and queer and trans youth to create a housing project that aims to deliver housing without the professional imperative to either ‘fix’ young sexually– and gender-diverse people or tell them how to live. RainCity is not a queer organization: it is a housing organization, and this case study is presented to assist and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

An estimated 1.3 to 1.7 million youth experience one night of homelessness each year in the United States, with 550,000 youth experiencing homelessness for a week or longer.  An estimated 18% to 43% of these youth identify as LGBTQ2S. Traditionally, shelters and other programs serving people experiencing homelessness have focused on emergency assistance and are often not optimally suited to address the specific upstream causes, challenges and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS), an accredited children’s mental health agency, offers specialized services to support LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness through its Pride & Prejudice and Youth Hostel Outreach Programs. Through these programs, CTYS provides individual and family counselling, therapy and group work to LGBTQ2S youth aged 12 to 24, as well as case management and advocacy work. Working within an anti-oppression...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Racial, sexual and gender minority youth who also experience homelessness must, during critical stages of development, simultaneously manage stressors that accompany racial minority, sexual and gender minority, and homelessness. Evidence suggests that adolescents and young adults who self-identify with one or more of these marginalized statuses report higher rates of symptoms of depression and suicidality. A substantial body of evidence...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS), an accredited children’s mental health agency, offers specialized services to support LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness through its Pride & Prejudice and Youth Hostel Outreach Programs. Through these programs, CTYS provides individual and family counselling, therapy and group work to LGBTQ2S youth aged 12 to 24, as well as case management and advocacy work. Working within an anti-oppression...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Over a decade ago, youth homelessness advocates noticed a spike in the number of LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness. Multiple causes for the disproportionate rate at which LGBTQ2S youth experience homelessness have been reported, including homophobia, transphobia, classism and racism, often resulting in increased involvement in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, individual and familial poverty and identity-based family...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Though a growing body of research examines LGBTQ2S youth homelessness, gaps in knowledge remain, and large-scale data collection continues to be limited. Research shows that LGBTQ2S youth make up a disproportionate number of youth experiencing homelessness in North America. Estimated to comprise 20–40% of the overall homeless youth population, the percentage of LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness is at least three times greater than the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Street-involved youth and youth experiencing homelessness in Canada are disproportionately likely to be Indigenous: while the Canadian census estimates about 6% of youth in Canada are Indigenous, previous multi-city surveys of street-involved youth and youth experiencing homelessness in Western Canada have found more than half identify as Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit or Métis.

The authors' overall...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
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RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This case study highlights a pilot program focused on homelessness prevention through family preservation work with households that include LGBTQ2S[1] children, and caregivers who demonstrate rejecting behaviours toward their child based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (SOGIE). The Ruth Ellis Center (REC), an agency with a specific mission to serve LGBTQ youth...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Young people experiencing homelessness make up 20% of the homeless population in Canada (Gaetz, Gulliver, & Richter, 2014). Recent data on the prevalence of youth homelessness in Canada includes the first pan-Canadian study of young people experiencing homelessness, Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey, which involved 1,103 respondents from 47 communities across 10 provinces and territories (Gaetz, O’Grady, Kidd, &...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This book is an effort to address LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and two-spirit) youth homelessness in both Canada & the U.S. It includes an examination of the identity-related structural barriers LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness face while accessing adequate services and transitioning out of homelessness, as well as program models that successfully address those barriers.

Each chapter...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

On a cold, snowy November 30, 2016 End Homelessness St. John’s (EHSJ), its partners and over 100 volunteers, conducted St. John’s first biennial homeless point-in-time (PiT) count, titled ‘Everyone Counts’. This initiative included a count of the number of people experiencing homelessness3 in St. John’s on a single day as well as a focused youth outreach approach during the count week to enhance our knowledge of homelessness among...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness have occupational needs that are seldom addressed in the Canadian system of care. The lack of documented evidence on occupational therapy practices in this field hinders the development of the profession.

Purpose

This article identifies current and potential practices that aim to enable or support the occupations of persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness....

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This preliminary study involved consultation of responsible district government officials and relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on various issues related to land and investments. Among other areas, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) was selected as a study site and study used the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to obtain information. Questionnaire designed reflected land investment governance process...

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

In the search for effective measures to combat poverty, two government policies have been given much attention. One is the establishment of a federal minimum wage to help workers secure a decent standard of living. The second measure is the Earned Income Tax Credit, which gives tax refunds to workers in households that fall below a set standard of income. Both policies have supporters and critics regarding the effectiveness of the policies....

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homeownership, as a storage for housing wealth, is believed to play an increasingly important role in terms of welfare provision. However, the global economic crisis demonstrated that homeownership is not always a nest-egg, homeownership can also be a source of financial anxiety. In the event of divorce for instance, housing wealth has to be split between partners and the burden of mortgage payments is carried by those divorcees that remain...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This commentary addresses public health issues underlying homelessness and related law, policy, and advocacy options. After framing public health issues for affected individuals and the community, legal and policy approaches and related barriers are assessed. Major topics include deficits in housing availability, the role of state-based Medicaid programs, criminalization of homelessness, and the use of emergency declarations seeking to...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Safe and healthy housing conditions are critical to improving population health, particularly for the most vulnerable – young children, senior citizens, and individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities – who spend more time at home and are more susceptible to illness and injury. Across the country, millions of Americans are exposed to lead, radon, asbestos, volatile organic compounds, pests, mold, carbon monoxide, and tobacco smoke in...

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