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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

A guide to the organizations, programs, and resources that serve residents in the colonias along the U.S.-Mexico border. The directory combines contact information for each group with descriptive data on its service area and types of housing programs offered. An analysis of colonias organizations includes frequencies of programs offered, service area, and related characteristics, and the identification of organizations as Established Groups,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

What’s Already Out There is an attempt to accelerate the civic inventing process by highlighting programs that effectively address urgent community issues. The profiles included here are the result of a research project called Wanted: Solutions for America that set out to document existing solutions to some of our nation’s toughest challenges. We chose these 19 programs not because they offered the only solutions to specific kinds of civic...

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...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report

Over the past 20 years, the number of shelter beds and the amount of money spent on homelessness in Chicago has increased significantly. Unfortunately, so has the number of individuals and families who become homeless. The Chicago Continuum of Care – an inclusive network of over 200 public and private organizations and individuals concerned with homelessness in Chicago – has come together to create a plan to end homelessness in the next ten...

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: Report

The Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP)is authorized under 38 U.S.C. Section 2021, as added by Section 5 of Public Law 107-95, the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001. HVRP grants are competitively awarded and are intended to address two objectives: (1) to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force, and (2) to stimulate 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: E-book

Book review from Sophia, a young girl on Reading Rainbow. In Sophia's words, "The Homeless Hibernating Bear is "a very special story written by a very special group of kids. The story is written by kids who are homeless. The main character is Frankie. And she's a bear. Chris is a boy who lives in the community shelter. Mindy is his friend. They are both homeless. The pictures are drawn by the kids who wrote the...

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: Journal

Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service engages more than 1.5 million Americans of all ages in programs designed to improve their communities through its three national service initiatives. AmeriCorps offers Americans age 17 and older the opportunity to serve their communities by tutoring students; running after-school and mentoring programs for at-risk youth; offering job counseling, shelter, and other...

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)

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