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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This research seeks to understand goals and the gender differences in goals among men and women who are transitioning into permanent supportive housing. Men and women experience homelessness differently. Data collected for this study come from a longitudinal investigation of HIV risk behavior and social networks among women and men transitioning from homelessness to permanent supportive housing. As part of this study, 421 baseline interviews...

ORGANIZATION: FEANTSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Violence against women is a brutal manifestation of gender inequality and a serious violation of human rights. One in three women in the EU has experienced physical and/or sexual violence was after the age of 15. 1 Increasing attention is paid both at national and European level to violence against women. It is certainly an issue that is not only on the political agenda, but is also being tackled through legislative means: important...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Women who are homeless are among the most marginalised groups in our society and their numbers, especially among young women, are increasing. For example, in the UK, women made up 26 per cent of people who accessed homelessness services in 2013. It is believed that many more women are “hidden” homeless. This issue of the Homeless in Europe Magazine aims to raise awareness of the problem and contribute to better understanding what is specific...

ORGANIZATION: Region of Waterloo Housing Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In general, program frameworks outline the purpose, description, and policy direction for a program area. The Emergency Shelter Program Framework (ES Framework) outlines the role that the Emergency Shelter Program (ES Program) plays in the local housing stability system to prevent and end homelessness in Waterloo Region.

ORGANIZATION: Region of Waterloo
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
This Housing Stability Data Summary captures key indicators related to housing and homelessness in Waterloo Region.
ORGANIZATION: Amnesty International
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Those without access to resource sector wages—particularly Indigenous women and girls—are forced into economically precarious conditions where they experience food and housing insecurity.

The economic insecurity experienced by many in the northeast is a concern in its own right. In addition, economic insecurity is also associated with increased risk of violence against women. The presence of a very large, young, mostly-male transient...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This book marks a critical contribution in assessing and extending the evidence base on the causes and consequences of women’s homelessness. Drawing together work from Europe’s leading homelessness scholars, it presents a multidisciplinary and comparative analysis of this acute social problem, including its relationship with domestic violence, lone parenthood, motherhood, health and well-being and women’s experience of sustained and recurrent...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The advent of tolerable, effi cacious therapies for hepatitis C virus (HCV) creates an opportunity to provide HCV treatment for individuals experiencing homelessness. A federally- qualifi ed community health center serving individuals experiencing homelessness in Boston conducted an anonymous needs assessment survey of a sample of HCV- infected patients in order to inform development of an HCV treatment program (N = 240). Primary care...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Education and Social Sciences
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This paper reviews relevant literature pertaining to women's homelessness in the Malaysian context. The population of homeless people is in a worrying state, especially in big cities such as Kuala Lumpur. This is because the rising number of homeless people, including women has revealed a new trend of homelessness in the country. This trend is similar to the rising number of the homeless women population in many countries, including...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

  The causes of homelessness are complex and poorly understood. This paper describes the homeless population in Santa Clara County, California in terms of Adverse Childhood Events, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), and family breakdown. Respondents reported severely traumatic childhoods; 78.7% grew up in a household with a person with drug or alcohol dependence and 64.6% endured psychological abuse as a child. Seventy- six percent of subjects...

ORGANIZATION: York Region’s Community Planning Group
RESOURCE TYPE: Community Plan
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

York Region’s Community Plan to Address Homelessness has been developed in response to a new federal government initiative, the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative.

The Government of Canada announced on December 17, 1999 that $753 million would be invested over three years in a strategy to reduce and prevent homelessness across Canada. The Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative (SCPI) recognizes that no single level...

JOURNAL NAME: Quality of Life Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background and objective

Participants experiencing homelessness and mental illness who received housing and support through the At Home/Chez Soi trial showed modest gains in quality of life (QOL) compared to treatment as usual participants. Participants’ QOL ratings over time may have been affected by either response shift triggered by new life circumstances or by random variation in the meaning of QOL ratings. This study seeks...

JOURNAL NAME: Southern Journal of Policy and Justice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

  Although pregnancy and parenting rates among teens have decreased over the years, the teen birth rate in America is still higher than in many other developing countries.Homeless youth are particularly at risk for teen pregnancy.One fifth of homeless youth females have been pregnant. On top of the stress of trying to provide the basic necessities for themselves, homeless teen mothers are now inundated with the stress of having to provide for...

JOURNAL NAME: Sage Journals
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This article explores how adfāl al shawāri’ (street children) receive international medical aid in Cairo, the Middle East and North Africa’s largest and most populous city. Based on ethnography conducted between 2007 and 2009 in one French-funded children’s shelter, it argues that westernbased international aid organizations increasingly approach children as “biological sufferers” and that this depoliticizing approach eclipses children’s...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

   Cell phone technology has become readily available in America through governmental programs and due to cost-effective cell phone plans. After building a definition for the homeless who reside in American using multi-discipline contributions research qualitatively investigated how individuals in the homeless community are actively using cell phones to navigate their daily lives, network, and potential uses of cell phones as mediated-...

ORGANIZATION: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The OECD have published data on homelessness in 29 member countries, including information on the total number of homeless people in the country, the proportion of the population that is classed as homeless and the year that the data is taken from. Although the data are useful for comparing the data collection methods used in each country, as explained in the report, the data themselves are not easily comparable due to different counting...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The purpose of this descriptive study was to examine the perception of readiness for discharge from a transitional living center of six homeless adult family members with cardiac conditions. Three constructs formed the framework for this study: (a) being homeless, (b) undergoing severe stress, and (c) being ready for discharge. Four data collection instruments used for this study included (a) a 10-item, Self-Perceived Stress Scale to assess...

ORGANIZATION: The Office for Public Management
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This research study, conducted in late 2016, aimed to develop a deeper understanding of the current and emerging needs of homeless veterans living in Alabaré’s supported housing in England and Wales. Homeless veterans often prefer to live in veteran-only supported housing because of a shared understanding of military culture and the mutual support this provides. A series of in-depth interviews were conducted with residents, to better...

ORGANIZATION: The Boston Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Homeless Assistance for Families in Massachusetts: Trends in Use FY2008-FY2016

On any given night in Massachusetts, more than 13,000 individuals in families experience homelessness, approximately 60% of them children. Living in shelters and hotel/motels disrupts the lives of both adults and children, affects family stability and makes it difficult for families to maintain daily routines and productive lives.

The homeless assistance...

ORGANIZATION: The City of Red Deer
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

On October 19, 2016, The City of Red Deer worked with community partners to conduct the third Point-in- Time Homeless Count. The City of Red Deer coordinates the Homeless Count as part of its work supporting EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Approximately 300 volunteers and 15 organizations participated in the local count. It was also the second provincially-coordinated Point-in-Time Count with Alberta’s 7 Cities...

ORGANIZATION: Edmonton City Council
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

As the City nears the end of the 10-year period for Edmonton’s plan to end homelessness, in order to enable all partners to recommit their efforts to end homelessness in Edmonton, this report summarizes trends related to homelessness and emphasizes the need for additional permanent supportive housing projects in the city.

Over the past eight years, much progress — employing the Housing First principle — has been made on achieving the...

ORGANIZATION: Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (BNRC)
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

With a municipal population of over 53,000, Brandon is Manitoba’s second largest city and is among the fastest growing cities in Manitoba. Between 2006 and 2011, Brandon’s population increased by 10.3%, surpassing the provincial average by more than 5%. Located in the southwest region of Manitoba, Brandon also serves as a significant trading area, providing services to over 180,000 people (Economic Development Brandon, 2016).

The...

JOURNAL NAME: Harm Reduction Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

This research examines the effectiveness of an Emergency Warming Centre (EWC) in Inuvik, Canada, at reducing rates of morbidity and mortality for homeless persons with concurrent disorders (mental health problems and addictions). Inuvik is a small town of approximately 3500 residents, with over 65% being Aboriginal. The town is situated on the Beaufort Delta in the Western Canadian Arctic and is subject to oil and gas extraction-...

ORGANIZATION: Government of Nunavut, Poverty Reduction Division, Department of Family Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

A Profile of Homelessness in Nunavut makes an important contribution to unraveling some of this complexity. It builds on the work of earlier studies (such as those conducted by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., the Nunavut Bureau of Statistics, the Nunavut Housing Corporation, Tester et al., Elliot et al. and Webster—see references in the bibliography section of this document). At the same time, a unique contribution of A Profile of Homelessness in...

ORGANIZATION: Institute for Urban Initiatives on Homelessness and Poverty
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The 25 Continuums of Care (CoCs) in the United States with the largest numbers of homeless persons are increasingly dedicating permanent supportive housing bedsfor chronically homeless persons, 1 as noted in section 3B-1.2 of their 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program applications submitted for funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last fall. The last row in Table 2 at the very end of this brief reveals that...

JOURNAL NAME: The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015
Objective:

To provide a review of the extant research literature on Housing First (HF) for people with severe mental illness (SMI) who are homeless and to describe the findings of the recently completed At Home (AH)–Chez soi (CS) demonstration project. HF represents a paradigm shift in the delivery of community mental health services, whereby people with SMI who are homeless are supported through assertive community treatment or intensive...

JOURNAL NAME: Health and Social Care in the Community
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Planning the implementation of evidence-based mental health services entails commitment to both rigour and community relevance, which entails navigating the challenges of collaboration between professionals and community members in a planning environment which is neither ‘top-down’ nor ‘bottom-up’. This research focused on collaboration among different stakeholders (e.g. researchers, service-providers, persons with lived experience [PWLE]) at...

ORGANIZATION: Swinburne University of Technology
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Many households exposed to unaffordable housing include dependent children and young people. We know remarkably little, however, about the magnitude of this problem, and are only beginning to understand some of the ways these trends affect the childhoods and teen years of Australia’s children and their likely impact on children’s futures. This Report is one of the first of its type in Australia that seeks to chart the nature of housing change...

JOURNAL NAME: The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objective:

The Hotel Study was initiated in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES) neighborhood to investigate multimorbidity in homeless or marginally housed people. We evaluated the clinical effectiveness of existing, illness-specific treatment strategies and assessed the effectiveness of health care delivery for multimorbid illnesses.

Method:

For context, we mapped the housing locations of patients presenting for 552,062...

JOURNAL NAME: BMC Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Increasing numbers of programs are addressing the specific needs of homeless people with schizophrenia in terms of access to housing, healthcare, basic human rights and other domains. Although quality of life scales are being used to evaluate such programs, few instruments have been validated for people with schizophrenia and none for people with schizophrenia who experience major social problems such as homelessness...

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