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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Urban Affairs
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This study investigates how homeless people in downtown Atlanta access and use cell phones, internet, and email. The findings include the following: (1) over 60% of homeless people in this study owned a cell phone, used the internet, or had email access; (2) number of times homelessness was related to cell phone ownership and frequency of use; (3) age group was related to computer knowledge, internet frequency, and having an email account;...

JOURNAL NAME: Social Science and Medicine
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

An interesting question concerns how large-scale (mental) health services policy initiatives come into being, and the role of evidence within the decision-making process behind their origins. This paper illustrates the process by which motivation to address homelessness, in the context of the upcoming 2010 Vancouver Olympics, was leveraged into a pan-Canadian project including sites in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Moncton, New...

JOURNAL NAME: PLoS ONE
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Research suggests that individuals experiencing homelessness have high rates of overweight and obesity. Unhealthy weights and homelessness are both associated with increased risk of poor health and mortality. Using longitudinal data from 575 participants at the Toronto site of the At Home/Chez Soi randomized controlled trial, we investigate the impact of receiving a Housing First intervention on the Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist...

JOURNAL NAME: AIMS Medical Science
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Purpose:

Homeless adults have a higher prevalence of smoking compared to the general population. Most tobacco cessation efforts have focused on the general population, with limited attention paid to this vulnerable population. In this study, homeless adults as well as shelter staff were interviewed to understand their attitudes and beliefs about smoking and smoking cessation, and receptiveness to smoking cessation interventions.

Methods...
RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Annually, about 3.5 million Americans of all ages, ethnicities, and professions experience homelessness (National Coalition for the Homeless [NCH], 2009c). About one-third of the total homeless population is comprised of families, and families with children are among the fastest growing segments of the population (NCH, 2009b). It is reported that homelessness is typically a recurrent experience that results in children’s educational,...

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

Homelessness is a critical issue facing societies around the world. The scale of human suffering around homelessness stretches beyond shelter insecurity to include hunger and malnutrition, lack of healthcare, greatly increased crime victimization, deprivation from job markets, and embarrassingly visible marginality within society. Using data from a small, longitudinal study of undergraduate students at a medium-sized Catholic university in...

JOURNAL NAME: Australasian Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objectives

People who are homeless have high mortality and morbidity, including from metabolic disorder. The aim of this study was to report on the characteristics and progress of the metabolic health of people attending a metabolic clinic at a homeless men’s shelter.

Methods

Homeless men attending the clinic were assessed by measuring their weight, height, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, blood pressure, blood lipids,...

JOURNAL NAME: Children and Youth Services Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

While many homeless youth use cell phones to stay socially connected, and maintaining positive social ties can contribute to pathways out of homelessness, little is known about how using cell phones for data collection can improve these young people's lives. We conducted baseline and follow-up interviews with 150 homeless youth as well as provided them with a cell phone for 30 days to gather daily data using short message service (SMS)...

JOURNAL NAME: Public Health Reports
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objectives

Our objective was to describe and determine the factors contributing to a recent drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in Georgia.

Methods

We defined an outbreak case as TB diagnosed from March 2008 through December 2015 in a person residing in Georgia at the time of diagnosis and for whom (1) the genotype of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolate was consistent with the outbreak strain or (2) TB was diagnosed clinically...

ORGANIZATION: National Youth At Risk Conference
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Prior to the mid-1980s, homelessness was not deemed a federal issue. However, proponents for such legislation eventually created laws and programs that catered to people who were homeless (Mckinney-vento act, 2006).

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MVA) has become a key factor to creating and implementing change in the lives of all homeless persons; and although it was designed to address the issues associated with...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
OBJECTIVES: 

The objective of the study is to characterize the associations between a history of incarceration and subsequent housing stability over a two-year follow-up period among a sample of homeless and vulnerably housed individuals.

METHODS: 

The study was a prospective cohort study of homeless and vulnerably housed adults in three Canadian cities. Between 2009 and 2012, data were collected using structured, in-person interviews...

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

This study attempted to determine if Housing First (HF) decreased suicidal ideation and attempts compared to treatment as usual (TAU) amongst homeless persons with mental disorders, a population with a demonstrably high risk of suicidal behaviour.

Method:

The At Home/Chez Soi project is an unblinded, randomised control trial conducted across 5 Canadian cities (Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, Moncton) from...

ORGANIZATION: Lemos & Crane
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Little research has been conducted on the attitudes towards money of homeless or vulnerable people, nor about their behaviour in handling money. This research conducted by Lemos&Crane in collaboration with Thames Reach with support from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation seeks to begin to fill that gap.

The story told in this report is not about the importance of having money per se. This report reflects the meaning of money in the eyes of...

ORGANIZATION: Lemos & Crane
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Lost and Found, published in April 2013, is the first ever study of homeless people’s attitude to faith involving in-depth interviews with over 70 people. 

The feedback received  from service providers in particular has revealed significant demand and interest to explore more fully with homeless and vulnerable people their faith and spirituality – this has been expressed by both ‘secular’ and ‘faith-based’ organisations. Above all,...

ORGANIZATION: Lemos & Crane
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This groundbreaking and influential study, first published in 2006 and now reissued with a new preface, redefines the concepts and context for supporting homeless and other vulnerable people. Steadying the Ladder demonstrates the value strengthening positive identity, creating and re-creating lasting and loving partnerships and building and re-building relationships with family and friends. The book describes the connections between these...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Technologies in Society
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Rapidly shifting technologies are challenging assumptions about access to the Internet as communities viewed as “marginalized” are finding their way to social networking sites and other forms of online connection. This article draws from a 2014 survey of 135 street-involved youth aged fifteen to twenty-four in three British Columbia, Canada communities and shows that their use of digital technology and social networking sites is approaching...

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...

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