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

  Three barriers investigators often encounter when conducting longitudinal work with homeless or other marginalized populations are difficulty tracking participants, high rates of no-shows for follow-up interviews, and high rates of loss to follow-up. Recent research has shown that homeless populations have substantial access to information technologies, including mobile devices and computers. These technologies have the potential both to...

JOURNAL NAME: Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homeless animal protectors are volunteers who rescue, care for and donate abandoned animals for human adoption. They make up networks, organizing themselves into groups or acting autonomously. Interviews with protectors in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, afford an understanding of the recruitment system in these networks and activities. The collected stories are compared to similar processes observed by other studies of the field,...

JOURNAL NAME: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Safe and affordable housing is critical for any young person’s well-being, and yet many youth are without a reliable place to live. Knowledge of the perceptions of housing programs and shelter among homeless young adults ages 18–24 is very limited. Using qualitative methodology, the present study explores the perceptions of homeless young adults on their experiences as residents of a transitional living program (TLP) by asking the following...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Women's Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background: 

A patient navigation model was implemented to improve breast and cervical cancer screening among women who were homeless in five shelters and shelter clinics in New York City in 2014.

Materials and Methods: 

Navigation consisted of opt-out screening to eligible women; cancer health and screening education; scheduling and following up for screening completion, obtaining, and communicating results to patients and providers;...

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

To examine civil legal needs among people experiencing homelessness and the extent to which medical-legal partnerships exist in homeless service sites, which promote the integration of civil legal aid professionals into health care settings.

Methods

We surveyed a national sample of 48 homeless service sites across 26 states in November 2015. The survey asked about needs, attitudes, and practices related to...

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

Runaway and homeless youth (RHY) are young people between 13 and 24 years of age who have run away from or been forced to leave their homes, who reside without parental/guardian supervision in temporary situations, places not intended for habitation, or emergency shelters. Although precise figures are lacking, as many as 2.8 million youth are estimated to be homeless in the U.S. each year. Many of these young...

ORGANIZATION: Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This report provides preliminary population-based estimates of need for housing with support for people with serious mental illness or addiction in Ontario. Various approaches can be taken to estimating need for supportive housing. These include use of administrative or clinical data such as waiting lists, consultations with service provider agencies or experts, application or projection of relevant data from broader populations, and social...

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

In Australia, one in four young people are from a refugee or migrant background. Young people from refugee backgrounds are some of the most vulnerable people in our community and they might reasonably be expected to have different complex needs compared with other young people. Resettlement in Australia may offer refugee young people the chance to reach their full potential. However, the tasks of resettlement...

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

Despite its increasing popularity, little is known about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model in primary care settings serving homeless populations. Our objective was to understand how patient experience differs between a PCMH demonstration practice designed for homeless people in Massachusetts and other practices participating in the same statewide initiative. The study population included 194 homeless patients and 1,868...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract

The United States is home to many vulnerable populations including the elderly, disabled, and children. Perhaps the most vulnerable population is the homeless. Whether they became homeless through losing their jobs because of economic hardships, living a life of extreme poverty, or because they have drug addictions and mental instability, homeless people face many economic and legal hardships. They have almost nowhere to go, are...

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

The development of a strong working alliance between homeless young adults and their social workers is seen as a critical component in the recovery process. The purpose of this study was to examine the composition of the working alliance between homeless young adults and their social workers, and its association with self-determination, resilience and quality of life. A sample of 102 homeless young adults and 32 social workers from ten Dutch...

JOURNAL NAME: BMC Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Homeless men are highly vulnerable to acquisition of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) compared to the general population. In Brazil, a country of continental dimensions, the extent of HCV infection in this population remains unknown. The objective of this study is to investigate the epidemiological profile of exposure to HCV in homeless men in Central Brazil.

Methods

A Cross-sectional study was...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Community gardens can provide many benefits including increased produce consumption, improved mental health, and increased exercise. However, few studies have been done on how participation in community gardens can impact the homeless and low income populations. This study was done as a qualitative case study on the effectiveness of three community garden programs in Nashville, Tennessee: Poverty and the Arts, The Nashville Food Project, and...

JOURNAL NAME: The European Health Psychologist
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Background:

The UK Department of Health strives to provide palliative care at the time of need for everyone, regardless of “wherever the person may be”, “irrespective of social economic deprivation”. This goal has not been reached for homeless people who face numerous multifaceted challenges, including accessing health care. Given the complexities of this population, qualitative research exploring perspectives of homeless people and care...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Services in Advance
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objective: The study examined the impact of a peer navigator program (PNP) developed by a community-based participatory research team and used with a group of African Americans with serious mental illness who were homeless. Methods:

Sixty-seven research participants were randomly assigned to receive PNP or treatment as usual (control) for one year. Data on general health and mental health, recovery, and quality...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Housing has emerged as a popular and central topic of research, mental health system development, and social and mental health policy in recent years. The field has rapidly evolved in a number of ways: first, with the introduction and popularization of the Housing First approach; second, there are now a growing number of randomized controlled studies to evaluate the lives of people living in this housing; and third, there is increasing...

ORGANIZATION: Crisis
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Towards a world-leading centre for homelessness impact: Outline business case and feasibility study Why do a feasibility study?

Changing the way we work won’t be easy; the barriers to evidence uptake are many and complex. This is why Crisis and GHN believe that we need to create a dedicated body that is sector led and owned to help ensure evidence is at the heart of the solutions we develop to prevent or tackle homelessness.

Crisis and...

ORGANIZATION: Justice Connect Homeless Law
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Two years, ten client stories and ten calls for change

The Women’s Homelessness Prevention Project (WHPP) is an integrated model of providing legal services that focuses on preventing homelessness through addressing both legal and non-legal needs. It keeps women and children in housing through a combination of legal representation and social work support. 

In its first two years, the WHPP provided legal representation (including advice...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Tens of thousands of people are living in Canada without safe secure shelter every night and hundreds of thousands more are precipitously close to losing what housing they have. This book looks at the expenses, options and policies impacting people in Canadian cities to create homelessness. The inadequacy of social housing support in this wealthy country, coupled with indifference to the actual costs of meeting basic needs, means the remnants...

ORGANIZATION: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Executive Summary The impact of mixed funding sources on homelessness support for Indigenous Australians forms one part of the research program in the AHURI Inquiry into the funding of homelessness services in Australia, which aims to understand the mix of government and non-government funding and how the funding of services that support people who are experiencing homelessness influences service provision and outcomes for those people....
RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Introduction:

On any given night, thousands of Canadian youth face homelessness in either absolute (living on the street) or relative (couch surfing) terms. Youth experiencing homelessness report disproportionately high rates of illness and unique influences on their access to health care as compared to their stably housed peers. Method: I conducted a mixed methods study to examine influences on homeless youth access to health care. First, I...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Causal attributions of homelessness (to societal or structural causes, individualistic causes, or fatalistic causes) may affect both the design and acceptance of public policies aimed at improving the situation of homeless people, and the strategies that homeless people themselves decide to adopt in order to cope with their situation. This article analyses the differences in causal attributions of homelessness based on gender, age,...

JOURNAL NAME: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Introduction

The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a housing transition program for homeless shelter residents with chronic mental illness and substance use.

Method

A two-group controlled study design was used to assess the program, with 10 participants in an intervention group and 10 in a control group. Goal attainment scaling and quality of life ratings were used pre- and post-intervention to determine...

JOURNAL NAME: Preventing Chronic Disease
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objective

We assessed findings from a food-insecurity screening of a national sample of Veterans Administration clinics for homeless and formerly homeless veterans.

Methods

We reviewed results from initial screenings administered at 6 Veterans Administration primary care clinics for the homeless and responses from clinic staff members interviewed about the screening program.

Results

A total of 270 patients were screened. The...

ORGANIZATION: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
On a single night in 2016, 549,928 people were experiencing homelessness in the United States. A majority (68%) was staying in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs, or safe havens, and 32 percent were in unsheltered locations.  Over one-fifth of people experiencing homelessness were children (22%), 69 percent were over the age of 24, and nine percent were between the ages of 18 and 24. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of people...
JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Public Health Management & Practice:
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Context:

People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (PLWH) who are most at risk for falling out of HIV primary care and detectable viral loads include homeless and unstably housed individuals and those codiagnosed with behavioral health disorders. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model that promotes provision of comprehensive, patientcentered, accessible, coordinated, and quality care for patients. This initiative...

JOURNAL NAME: Social Work Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The effects of microaggressions targeted at sexual minorities and racial minorities have been well documented. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youths and black youths are more likely to experience homelessness than their heterosexual, cisgender, and white peers, and yet little is known about how microaggressions may affect youths during instances of homelessness. This study examines whether perceived LGBT racial...

JOURNAL NAME: Voice of Intellectual Man- An International Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Report of Census 2011 says, there were 1.77 million homeless people in India, which is about 0.15% of the country's total population. Prior to the release of Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, Mumbai was a slum tourist destination for slumming where homeless people and slum dwellers alike could be openly viewed by tourists. Some of the problems leading to homelessness include: disability (either mental, physical, or both), lack of affordable...

JOURNAL NAME: Infectious Diseases Society of America
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background:

Tuberculosis (TB) causes significant morbidity and mortality in U.S. cities, particularly in poor, transient populations. During a TB outbreak in Fulton County, Atlanta, GA, we aimed to determine if local maps created from multiple locations of personal activity per case would differ significantly from traditional maps created from single residential address.

Methods:

Data were abstracted for patients with TB disease...

ORGANIZATION: Supportive Housing In Peel/ Peel Youth Village and the Region of Peel
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Summary

Given the importance of transitional housing, the need for continued research into the housing challenges facing youth in Canada, and a commitment to learning about and contributing to the development of best practices, Peel Youth Village-Supportive Housing In Peel (PYV/SHIP) in partnership with the Region of Peel embarked on a twelve-month research project. This project evaluated the efficacy of the existing three-hundred and sixty-...

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