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RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Background and Aim: There is a lack of information about the nutritional health of homeless youth, one of the most vulnerable populations within society. Nutritional health influences the risk for poorer health outcomes. Homeless youth experience various challenges that could be related to their nutritional health. The goal of this study is to characterize the nutritional and dietary status of a sample of homeless youth in a Midwestern city...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homeless girls are victims of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse more frequently than the rest of the population. Consequently, their well-being is severely affected. Nonetheless, there is little information about this social group which leads to lack of proper care that, in turn, reduces their quality of life. This research was conducted to develop and test a path model of well-being in a group of 240 Mexican homeless girls aged 6–23...

JOURNAL NAME: Social Work and Social Sciences Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness is a global phenomenon that is escalating for economic, social, structural and political reasons. Many organisations render services to the homeless in the inner city of Tshwane (Region Three), but these services have not been explored. This article discusses a qualitative research study focusing on the social services rendered to the homeless in Tshwane Region Three. Beneficiaries of the services include men, women and children...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

To help create an evidence base in Europe for effective interventions that improve the well-being of homeless people, we tested whether critical time intervention (CTI), a time-limited intervention developed to support vulnerable people during times of transition, is effective outside the United States. For this multicenter, parallel-group randomized controlled trial, 183 adults who were moving from shelters in the Netherlands to supported or...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Chantal Butchinsky aims to explore the ways that neoliberal urban policies have affected the lives of homeless people and discusses how street homeless people deploy survival and resistance strategies in neoliberal cities. Research using an anthropological methodology focuses particularly on the case study of a chronically homeless man, Double Diamond. ‘Roll out’ neoliberal policies since the 1980s have created a ‘new regime’, whereby city...

JOURNAL NAME: Statistics Canada Health Reports
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Based on results of the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey–Mental Health, 1.2% of Canadians aged 15 to 64 (an estimated 282,000) experienced mental and substance use disorders concurrently in the previous year (at least one mood/anxiety disorder and one substance use disorder). Demographic, socioeconomic, health status and service use characteristics of the concurrent disorder group were compared with those of people who had only a mood/...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The primary purpose of this research study is to explore the narratives of individuals experiencing homelessness within Waterloo Region as well as the practices of those working with the homeless population. The experience of homelessness is often met with an intersection of complex issues including mental health, substance abuse, deteriorating physical health, trauma, etc. Within this study, the concept of “home” and “community” are explored...

ORGANIZATION: Stratford Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
2016 Update

This annual report highlights the achievements made in Year 3 (2016) of the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan (“Plan”) for Stratford, Perth County and St. Marys (2014-2024). It captures our progress to date, according to each of the strategic priorities of the Plan, and identifies key activities that are underway for Year 4 (2017), with the goal of strengthening our community’s approach to preventing homelessness, promoting...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Before us is a significant opportunity to reimagine the federal government’s leadership role in homelessness. After more than 25 years of declining spending on affordable housing, the Government of Canada is launching a National Housing Strategy (NHS) with a 10-year investment in expanding the supply of affordable housing and enhancing sustainable longterm housing outcomes for Canadians. A key pillar of the NHS will be a renewal and redesign...

ORGANIZATION: Trent University
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This report contributes to the knowledge about youth homelessness in Peterborough and provides a local perspective on the factors associated with entrance into homelessness. The report begins with a detailed literature review of the established pathways into youth homelessness in Canada and details the characteristics of the homeless youth population both locally and nationally, as well as the individual, relational, institutional, and...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness; A Way Home Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In recent years, policy-makers and service providers have expressed concerns about whether and how Housing First can be applied to the population of young people who experience homelessness. In response, A Safe and Decent Place to Live was developed to provide a workable framework for Housing First for Youth (HF4Y). It is important to note that the development of this framework was the result of a collaboration between the Canadian...

ORGANIZATION: Statistics Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This study uses data from the 2014 Longitudinal and International Study of Adults (LISA) in order to examine the relationship between low income and characteristics of people aged 25 to 64 with a disability, including disability type, severity class, age of onset of disability, family composition, and other risk factors associated with low income. It also examines the composition of the low-income population in relation to disability, and...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Student Science and Technology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This research paper focuses on the attempts of the Canadian government to deal with food scarcity in the Indigenous community. Despite the many efforts of the government to make amends with the Indigenous population, they have some of the highest rates of poverty demographically in Canada. Food scarcity is a major topic when talking about Indigenous people because many live in areas where there is no access to healthy affordable food. Many do...

ORGANIZATION: OPRE, Children's Bureau
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Currently, there is very little evidence on how to meet the needs of youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system. 

The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (U. S. Department of Health and Human Services) is funding a multi-phase grant program to build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness among this population.This program is referred to as Youth At-Risk...

ORGANIZATION: Alberta Rural Development Network
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This document has been developed by the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) to provide a step-by-step guide to estimate homelessness in rural communities in Canada. This guide incorporates cost-conscious, efficient, and reliable practices specific to rural communities and their surrounding areas.

Homelessness is often hidden in rural communities and rarely looks like it does in urban centres. Consequently, rural communities are...

ORGANIZATION: Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This report presents the second annual living wage calculation for Whitehorse, Yukon and highlights the affordability challenges facing the community. The report includes recommendations developed by members of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition for the City of Whitehorse and the Yukon Government to address affordability challenges and alleviate poverty in the territory.

JOURNAL NAME: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The intersection of homelessness and transportation is an overlooked component of transport-related exclusion research, yet mobility is recognized as playing a significant role in anyone’s well-being. The lack of research in this field is concurrent with the lack of understanding of homeless individuals’ mobility needs and travel behavior. As a result, there is little that can guide the policy-making process for the travel needs of homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

After the presentation, the audience will be able to: 1) identify three factors contributing to a worsening health status; 2) describe at least one nutrition and one physical activity methodology used in the program intervention; and 3) using the data presented, assess the program intervention’s effectiveness at improving metabolic markers and overall health.

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Our findings confirm a poor diet quality among homeless youth, although, this was not associated with their health related quality of life. Gender and ethnic difference does exist with respect to homeless youth mental HRQoL and diet quality. These findings may help practitioners determine sub populations in need of more targeted interventions.

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Sociology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Drawing on the perspectives of young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ) people who have experienced homelessness across metropolitan Adelaide and Sydney, Australia, the article outlines many of the challenges and barriers that confronted them. We argue that traditional views in policy and practice that treat homelessness as a homogeneous category are detrimental to this young cohort. With more young people...

JOURNAL NAME: Social Sciences
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The positive relationship between social support and mental health has been well documented, but individuals experiencing chronic homelessness face serious disruptions to their social networks. Housing First (HF) programming has been shown to improve health and stability of formerly chronically homeless individuals. However, researchers are only just starting to understand the impact HF has on residents’ individual social integration. The...

ORGANIZATION: Youth Justice Board
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This report presents the  ndings and recommendations of the 2016-2017 Youth Justice Board, an after-school program that engages New York City teenagers in studying public policy

issues that affect young people. The Youth Justice Board has looked at the relationship between youth homelessness and the justice system in New York City to identify opportunities to better support homeless youth, minimize justice system involvement, and...

ORGANIZATION: Strategies to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Strategies to End Homelessness administers one of only  ve homeless services systems in the country to be designated a Uni ed Funding Agency by HUD. Beginning in July 2016, disbursement of all funding from HUD to our homeless services system ran through Strategies to End Homelessness. With one year as a UFA now under our belt, we can already see early bene ts to our community.

Who is homeless?

Last year in Hamilton County, Ohio, a...

ORGANIZATION: The Recovery Village Columbus
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

As young adults attempt to navigate life, students face difficult challenges on all fronts: bullying in high school. Divisive family issues. Pressure to do well in college. The weight of these (and many more) stressful situations can lead to destructive behaviors like binge drinking on the weekend and dabbling with drugs in college. Experimenting with drugs in high school or drinking heavily in a university may be brushed off as typical, even...

JOURNAL NAME: First Peoples Child & Family Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The sexual exploitation of youth is a complex and multidimensional social problem. Understanding the antecedents and factors that entrap youth into the world of sexual exploitation is imperative for effective interventions. This article presents a visual entitled the Waters of Sexual Exploitation that is used as a training tool for social service personnel to understand the world of sexually exploited youth. The visual was developed through...

ORGANIZATION: Calgary Homeless Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Since 1998, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has been leading the charge to end homelessness in Calgary. As the system planner for Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care, we see the big picture of homelessness in Calgary, and we work with community to remove the obstacles that prevent people from  nding their way back home. We promote collaboration between all orders of government, public sector service providers, foundations,...

ORGANIZATION: Women’s Shelters Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Shelter Voices 2017 is the fourth national survey of transition houses and shelters serving women and children affected by violence against women and intimate partner violence. Conducted by Women’s Shelters Canada (formerly the Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses), this one-day snapshot from 193 shelters across the country offers a sense of the hopes, challenges, and experiences of shelter workers and the women they...

ORGANIZATION: The Government of Alberta
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This set of guidelines aims improve the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and two-spirited (LGBTQ2S) youth across the housing and homelessness system. Included in this document is a glossary of terms, a sample gender-inclusive intake form, and an exercise for assessing personal bias.

Making housing and shelter spaces safer for LGBTQ2S youth is a priority. Government and community partners in the youth...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Drug Issues
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The current study assessed the relative influence of both injunctive and descriptive norms in the context of different referent groups (i.e., family, street peers, home-based peers, and staff members) on past 30-day methamphetamine, heroin, and injection drug use behaviors of homeless youth. Cross-sectional data (N = 911) were collected from three drop-in centers in Los Angeles, California. The study consisted of two parts: a social network...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This policy paper posits that poor mental health and poverty are synonymous; in order to combat deepening inequality within our society, it is necessary for the government to execute more inclusive welfare programmes, which will require a more precise definition of mental illness. The paper lays out the state of Malaysia’s current mental health and its correlation to poverty, thus highlighting the importance of measures to improve mental...

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