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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This report provides  an overview of the themes and lessons from the Pew Partnership for Civic Change’s Solutions for America initiative. Nineteen promising programs were selected from a nation-wide pool of applications. The projects represented a range of communities: major cities (Boston, New York, Los Angeles); smaller urban centers (Burlington, Vermont; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Charlottesville, Virginia); and rural communities (Big Ugly Creek...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

This study examined the effectiveness of the Pathways to Housing supported housing program over a five-year period. Unlike most housing programs that offer services in a linear, step-by-step continuum, the Pathways program in New York City provides immediate access to independent scatter-site apartments for individuals with psychiatric disabilities who are homeless and living on the street. Support services are provided by a team that uses a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This paper presents an overview of housing models used for persons with mental illness who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Our intent is to synthesize available knowledge regarding evidence-based programming when providing housing for this population. While many programs exist and are currently being developed to serve this population, there is little evaluation research from which to draw conclusions about what works....

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD), founded in 1983 as a not-for-profit membership association, is designed to advance mental wellness for persons with developmental disabilities through the promotion of excellence in mental health care. NADD provides conferences, educational services, and training materials, as well as consultation services, to professionals, parents, concerned citizens, and service organizations....

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Evaluation Center (TEC) @ HSRI provides technical assistance in evaluation for improving the planning, development, and operation of adult mental health services carried out as part of the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant program. TEC attempts to increase the capacity to conduct evaluations through direct and indirect TA activities; by supporting the evaluation of systems implementation strategies and changes that have the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

From the series POV (Point of View) comes this documentary on what it means to work and still be close to homelessness.     ""Waging a Living," puts a human face on the growing economic squeeze that is forcing millions of workers into the ranks of the poor. Shot in the Northeast and California, the film profiles four very different Americans who work full-time but still can't make ends meet. Despite their hard work and determination, these...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

A report (including video and audio) examining a "new approach to ending homelessness," describes how San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has instituted a plan to end homelessness in 10 years. The plan reduces welfare payments to the homeless by 86% and uses the savings to provide homeless persons with housing and increased services such as health care. In this piece, interviewer Spencer Michaels speaks with proponents and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Transcripts and streaming media for a 2004 broadcast of a story describing newspapers by and for people experiencing homelessness. "With roughly 3.5 million homeless people in America, these "street newspapers" provide important information about poverty and new ways to combat it. Terence Smith looks at the challenges behind the Washington, D.C. paper, Street Sense." Featured in one segment of is Michael...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program, authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, provides formula grants to state education agencies and the Bureau of Indian Affairs to ensure that children who are homeless receive the same educational services as those provided to children with established residences. State agencies provide grants to local educational agencies that serve children and youth who are homeless and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Although the recession may have temporarily stalled the rising cost of housing in the United States, it did not result in increased access to affordable rental housing for households that need it most: extremely low income families facing the greatest housing cost burden. As demand flooded the rental market over the past year, indicated by the vacancy rate dropping to the lowest level since 2001, rental costs have begun to inch up, impacting...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This policy guide provides information about the most important federal programs, policies, and legislation affecting homelessness. Key housing and homelessness topics are covered including HUD's McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs, Section 8 housing choice vouchers, and housing programs dedicated to people with HIV/AIDS, the elderly, and people with disabilities. (Authors)

JOURNAL NAME: National Alliance to End Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The Alliance released an updated brief on chronic homelessness, describing its characteristics, causes, and solutions. The brief summarizes the interaction between emergency shelters, health care systems, and criminal justice and chronic homelessness. It also describes the benefits and cost effectiveness of permanent supportive housing and the success that many communities have achieved. (Authors)

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Abstract Data from the Women with Co-occurring Disorders and Histories of Violence Study are used to examine characteristics distinguishing mothers currently providing care for all their minor children (n = 558) from mothers separated from one or more minor children (n = 1396). Mothers are described and compared on background characteristics and experiences, well-being and current functioning, situational context, and services used. Analyses...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Data from the Women with Co-occurring Disorders and Histories of Violence Study are used to examine characteristics distinguishing mothers currently providing care for all their minor children (n = 558) from mothers separated from one or more minor children (n = 1396). Mothers are described and compared on background characteristics and experiences, well-being and current functioning, situational context, and services used. Analyses control...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The Expanded Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations was used to examine the predisposing, enabling, and need factors associated with mental health service use in a homeless adolescent sample. Among all youth, 32% perceived a need for help with mental health problems and 15% met Brief-Symptom Inventory (BSI) criteria for emotional distress. The rate of mental health service use in our sample was 32%. One enabling factor, having a case...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Urban Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Supportive housing is subsidized housing with on-site or closely linked services for chronically homeless persons. Most literature describing the effects of supportive housing on health service utilization does not describe use across multiple domains of services. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 249 applicants to a supportive housing program; 114 (45.7%) were housed in the program. We describe the pattern of service use across...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of General Internal Medicine
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

BACKGROUND: Homelessness is associated with high rates of health and substance use problems. OBJECTIVE: To examine trends in the age, housing, health status, health service utilization, and drug use of the homeless population over a 14-year period. DESIGN: Serial cross-sectional. PARTICIPANTS: We studied 3,534 literally homeless adults recruited at service providers in San Francisco in 4 waves: 1990–1994, 1996–1998, 1999–2000, and...

JOURNAL NAME: Oregon Department of Education
RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

On November 15, 2006 the Oregon Department of Education released Oregon's homeless student population for the 2005-06 school year: 13,159. This represents an increase of 1,867 homeless students enrolled in public schools from the previous year. For related Oregon information, see http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Without Housing documents federal funding trends for affordable housing over the past 25 years, particularly funding for housing programs administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as Section 515 rural affordable housing administered by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). It describes the correlation of these trends to the emergence of a new and massive episode of homelessness in the early 1980s...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

The annual report of Havard's Joint Center "The State of the Nation's Housing," identifies and analyzes demographic, economic and social trends to inform industry leaders and public officials and helps them to prepare for the future. The Center, a collaboration of the University's School of Design and School of Government, generates new information on housing and mortgage markets by analyzing large-scale...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The advantages of employing evidence-based practices are now widely acknowledged across the medical, substance abuse, and mental health fields. This paper discusses evidence-based practices and their use in treating persons with co-occurring disorders, discusses how evidence is used to determine if a given practice should be labeled as evidence based, and gives some brief examples. (Authors)

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Only about half the people with co-occurring disorders (COD) receive any services within substance abuse and mental health (SA/MH) settings. Settings outside the SA/MH system, or settings where service missions do not include a primary focus on COD, are the focus of this overview paper. Primary health, public safety and criminal justce, and social service settings, where persons with COD are likely to be seen, are highlighted. These...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Adolescent Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This study aims to give insight into how urban homeless youth choose whether to trust professionals, and to describe the characteristics of a professional they view as deserving of trust. The authors used a convenience sample of 18-21 year olds recruited from an urban shelter serving homeless youth, most whom have had a history of emotional trauma, exploitation, and abuse. Ethnographic interviews were conducted in 2 phases. Of the 49...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Adolescent Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The study sought to describe service utilization patterns of homeless youth based on their life cycle stage. Ninety-nine percent of participants accessed services. Medical service utilization was highest among youth who were attempting to leave the street. Drug-related service utilization was lowest among youth most entrenched in street life. (Authors)

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This exploratory study examines the influence of context on interaction patterns homeless mothers use with their preschool children during book-reading and game-playing. The study also looks at the impact of mothers' previously determined language functioning on their contextual use of facilitating language utterances. Using a prospective, nonrandomized, comparison group design, mothers read a book and played a game with their preschool...

JOURNAL NAME: Clinical Infectious Diseases
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Case management (CM) coordinates care for persons with complex health care needs. It is not known whether CM is effective at improving biological outcomes among homeless and marginally housed persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Our goal was to determine whether CM is associated with reduced acute medical care use and improved biological outcomes in homeless and marginally housed persons with HIV. We conducted a...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Extension
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

The Extension Connection enhances life skills to support workforce development of low-income families by providing education promoting self-sufficiency. This program helps develop life skills that provide structure within the family and community. Project STRIDE supports workforce development in a high-crime, at-risk area with education. Project STRIDE increases stability within the family, helps families be productive in their community, and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This summary accompanies the good practice guide on homelessness prevention, by providing key findings from an evaluation of homelessness prevention across ten local authorities.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The 2005 ACS Special Product for the Gulf Coast Area focuses on two distinct areas: the 117 FEMA-designated IPA counties, and the remaining counties in each state not identified as FEMA-designated IPA counties ("balance of the state"). The 2005 ACS Special Product for the Gulf Coast Area contains information for these two distinct areas for January through August of 2005 and for September through December of 2005. (Authors...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This letter to the editor by social worker Bejamin Alexander-Eitzman suggests that another article appearing in the Journal (Canton, et al. Risk factors for long-term homelessness: findings from a longitudinal study of first-time homeless single adults) examines the wrong questions. Alexander-Eitzman believes that the public healthification of homelessness (e.g., that social problems such as homelessness are defined by personal-level...

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