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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Everyday, there are hundreds of youth in Ottawa without a safe place to stay. They may be leaving home due to violent situations, struggling with mental health challenges, or simply be unable to find housing. In a community as wealthy as Ottawa, we can change this. A Way Home Ottawa is doing just that.

A Way Home Ottawa is a local coalition, convened by the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa, shaped and led by youth with lived...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Objectives:

Patterns and predictors of engagement in peer support services were examined among 50 previously homeless veterans with co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use histories receiving services from the Veterans Health Administration supported housing program.

Method:

Veteran peer specialists were trained to deliver sessions focusing on mental health and substance use recovery to veterans for an intended 1-hr...

JOURNAL NAME: Social Service Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This essay examines four books that may offer some insight into the post–No Child Left Behind (NCLB) discussion about educational policy, reform, and performance. Collectively The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling, by Jal Mehta, Too Many Children Left Behind: The US Achievement Gap in Comparative Perspective, by Bruce Bradbury, Miles Corak, Jane Waldfogel, and Elizabeth...

JOURNAL NAME: Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Transitional living programs (TLPs) are a housing intervention authorized by the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to provide services for older youth experiencing homelessness. Preparing youth for independence is a chief program outcome for TLPs across the country. The findings of this qualitative study, with 32 former participants in TLP services, suggest that the primacy of this outcome may warrant reexamination. A dominant focus on the...

JOURNAL NAME: LHI Journal of Land, Housing, and Urban Affairs
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The paradigm of the housing policy has been transformed from housing supply to housing welfare, from the policy of housing quantity expansion to the policy of customized housing welfare. The Housing Act was newly enacted to realize the new paradigm of the housing policy. The Act establishes the role of the Housing Welfare Centers in the housing welfare delivery system, but they have some difficulties in doing their role because of limited...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Family homelessness is a persistent major social and public health problem. The present study used 3 years of data from a community's homeless management information system in a survival analysis that examined correlates of time to housing for 133 homeless families. A Cox regression found that veterans were 491% more likely to exit homelessness than nonveterans. Families staying with a family member or friend before entering a rapid rehousing...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Using data from the Washington Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, this study assesses the relationship between homelessness history and physical and mental health outcomes, as well as between homelessness history and health risk behaviors and economic precariousness, as important intermediaries of subsequent health outcomes. Study results indicate that persons with a history of adult homelessness have consistently poorer health...

JOURNAL NAME: KIEAE Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Purpose:

This study aimed to find out the characteristics of the communal shared housing preferred by the housing vulnerable single-person household young adults and adults. It also intended to identify overall characteristics of the young adults and adults and compare and analyze the differences.

Method:

The the questionnaire using face-to-face interview was conducted. The research subjects were 100 housing vulnerable single-person...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The overall purpose of this study was to examine the impact of psychological well-being on mental health and behavioral outcomes among transitioning homeless youth in a New York City shelter. The main objective was to elucidate the relationship between psychological health, distress, and behavioral program outcomes. Participants were 116 formerly homeless young adults enrolled in the transitional living Rights of Passage program at Covenant...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Unaccompanied homeless youth (< 25 years of age) are the group most likely to be underreported in annual point-in-time (PIT) counts of unsheltered individuals. This practice note reviews the process of a collaborative partnership between a university and community to conduct a successful youth PIT count outreach that more accurately reflected the number of homeless youth. In addition to almost doubling the number of unsheltered homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Young adults who are pregnant or parents are a vulnerable subgroup of the homeless population, yet there is limited research about their specific service needs. To fill this gap, we used data from a survey of homeless and unstably housed young adults, ages 18–24, collected over 4 weeks in Houston, Texas, to examine the characteristics, risk factors, and protective factors of homeless parents (n = 109) compared to other homeless young adults (...

JOURNAL NAME: PLOS ONE
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Background and Objectives

The ways in which homeless individuals cope with stress may differ from those relied upon by the members of the general population and these differences may either be the result or the cause of their living conditions. The aim of the study was to determine the preferred coping style among the homeless and its relationship with alcohol dependence.

Methods

The study included 78 homeless individuals and involved...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homeless youth experience elevated rates of victimization, yet few studies have identified malleable intervention targets that could mitigate risk for such adverse experiences. Building on a prior study that used latent class analysis to identify 3 victimization profiles among homeless youth (low-victimization class, high-victimization class, and witness class), we investigate how different coping styles (active, avoidant, and social coping)...

JOURNAL NAME: Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Congress enacted the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) to improve college access for unaccompanied homeless youth by expanding the definition of “independent student” on their financial aid applications. Using qualitative interviews with homeless community college students and university financial aid administrators (FAA), this research explored the implementation of this policy. This study indicates that multiple barriers to...

JOURNAL NAME: Nicotine & Tobacco Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Introduction:

Cigarette purchasing patterns may be linked with greater readiness to make a quit attempt and more quit attempts among domiciled samples. However, little is known about the cigarette purchasing patterns of homeless smokers or their potential relations to quitting intention and behaviors. This study redressed this gap among a convenience sample of homeless adult smokers from a large shelter in Dallas, Texas.

Methods:

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JOURNAL NAME: BMC Health Services Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Background:

While dual usage of US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and non-VA health services increases access to care and choice for veterans, it is also associated with a number of negative consequences including increased morbidity and mortality. Veterans with multiple health conditions, such as the homeless, may be particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of dual use. Homeless veteran dual use is an understudied yet timely...

ORGANIZATION: Time Out Youth Centre
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

During the past year, Time Out Youth Center’s Board and staff identified the documentation of LGBTQ homeless youth in the Carolinas as a crucial need, and conducted a study to research and quantify the needs and interests of this vulnerable population. They conducted formal surveys with homeless youth, homeless service providers and held focus groups with stakeholders mid-2015.The Center is proud to share this important report with the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Currently, there is very little research examining the prevalence of problem and pathological gambling among people experiencing homelessness. To fill this gap, this study investigates the issue of problem gambling among clients of a homeless shelter in Toronto, Ontario. The researchers’ goal is to estimate the prevalence of problem gambling among these clients.

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RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Though studies have found that homeless individuals use emergency department services three to four times more than the general population, little research has been done to address the ways in which we can reduce this frequency of use. In this study, the researchers test whether a Housing First approach can lower emergency department visits among homeless adults with mental disorders. A Housing First approach prioritizes the need to...

RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Homelessness and substance use often coexist. Lack of affordable housing, poverty, and current drug policies create an environment in which risks of substance use are increased. Ensuring that people have housing regardless of substance use can reduce these risks. Harm reduction approaches are an important part of strategies to end homelessness. A cornerstone of many comprehensive strategies to end homelessness is a Housing First philosophy...

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