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RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Millions of individuals and families in the United States do not have access to stable housing. Recent policies in the United States emphasize programs intended to prevent homelessness through temporary financial assistance. This paper explores the impact of the largest homelessness prevention program in U.S. history, the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP), on residential instability, using a national sample of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Across Great Britain, tens of thousands of households approach local authorities for support with homelessness. The number of cases of all forms of homelessness has risen in England, while remaining steady in Scotland, though the number of people in temporary accommodation has risen dramatically. In Wales due to legislative changes, more people are having their homelessness prevented than ever before.

Between 2014 and 2016 rough...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

We are pleased to publish Health Matters, a report about the health needs of homeless people in Wales. We would like to thank our partners and colleagues from the Welsh Government, Shelter Cymru, local authorities, homelessness organisations and health services who helped us to conduct the audit, analyse the results and develop the recommendations. In particular, we are extremely grateful to the people who shared their views and experiences...

JOURNAL NAME: Children and Youth Services Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Service access and acquisition are often complex and sometimes dangerous for transgender and gender expansive young people, who frequently experience stigma and discrimination and face systemic barriers including sex segregated programs and institutional practices that deny their own understanding and articulation of their gender. A common theme in the literature is recognition of the need for affirming services specifically designed to meet...

JOURNAL NAME: Qualitative Health Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Despite high frequencies of multiple, life-limiting conditions relating to palliative care needs, people who are homeless are one of the most underserved and rarely encountered groups in palliative care settings. Instead, they often die in care places where palliative competence is not available. In this qualitative single-case study, we explored the conditions and practices of palliative care from the perspective of staff at a Swedish...

JOURNAL NAME: rish Medical Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Estimates show that homelessness is increasing in Ireland. This study analysed the epidemiology of emergency hospitalisations among those experiencing homelessness between 2005-2014. All in-patient admissions to acute hospitals classified with ‘no fixed abode’ were extracted from the Hospital In-patient Enquiry System. Data were analysed using JMP. There were 2,051 in-patient emergency admissions of people classified with ‘no fixed abode’...

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

Women with serious mental illness (SMI) have disproportionately worse breast cancer profiles than those of other women. The purpose of this project was to examine barriers to and facilitators of breast cancer screening, specifically in formerly homeless women with SMI using the participatory methodology of concept mapping. A series of three concept mapping focus groups were held with 27 women over the age of 40 with a diagnosis of a SMI who...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Single-site Housing First (HF) is associated with reduced publicly funded service utilization and costs and alcohol-related harm for chronically homeless individuals with severe alcohol problems. Many residents, however, continue to experience alcohol-related problems after their move into single-site HF. Thus, it is necessary to explore areas for program enhancement after individuals move into single-site HF. To this end, we collected...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Over the past year the federal government has been working to develop a national housing strategy which is expected to be finalized in the fall.

Details of the upcoming national housing strategy announced so far point to the government’s response to many of the central themes raised in its national consultation. This response includes long-term and predictable funding, improving data collection and research, and an emphasis on a system...

ORGANIZATION: Rural Ontario Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness and Hidden Homelessness in Rural and Northern Ontario confirms the widespread prevalence of homelessness in rural and northern communities, even though it may be less visible. The research team analyzed recent Canadian Social Survey data and discovered that, compared to city dwellers, a higher percentage of people from rural Ontario reported that they had experienced homelessness or hidden homelessness.

The report explores...

ORGANIZATION: Wilfrid Laurier University
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This report summarizes findings from a study conducted from 2013-16 of expanding Housing First (HF) in six Canadian communities: Fraser Valley, BC, Saskatoon, SK, Winnipeg, MB, Waterloo and York Regions, ON, and Halifax, NS. This research project, “Transforming Housing and Treatment Services for Chronically Homeless Persons with Mental Illness in Canada: A Systems Approach to Integrated Knowledge Translation,” was funded through the Canadian...

RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In March 2017, Vox Pop Labs, in consultation with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, conducted a study to understand public opinion regarding homelessness and housing in the Golden Horseshoe area. The study was fielded to Vox Pop Labs’ proprietary research panel; nearly 1,000 validated responses were collected between April 24 and April 27, 2017. The data was both pre- and post-stratified to ensure that the results discussed in this...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Canada has a strong track record of community-based research. The Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRCC) has made partnership research one of the three main components of its funding architecture. Community Based Research Canada (CBRC) supports a national network of university and community researchers working on a broad range of projects addressing issues of high priority on the research and societal agendas. In November...

JOURNAL NAME: Communities and Technologies Conference
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

We report on an empirical study where neighbourhood stakeholders’ views of the Job Co-op future vision were investigated. Taking on the values of a grassroots service agency, while also drawing on emerging practices of peer-to-peer sharing systems, the Job Co-op matches homeless young people, up to age 30, to suitable jobs and job sponsors. Community members were invited to engage the future vision at a street fair exhibition, comprising a...

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

This study is an outcome evaluation of Cottage Housing Incorporated's Serna Village Program (CHI), a supportive housing program serving homeless families in Sacramento, California.

Methods

This quasi-experimental study examined a sample of 293 children and youth who lived with their parents in CHI between 2002 and 2009.

Results

71% of the children had a history of foster care before CHI; 10% of the youth reentered...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

A homeless teen or unaccompanied youth that has no permanent place of shelter will be in need of having basic needs met. Their needs will include food, shelter, connecting with educational services, clothing, skills for job seeking and supervision and care. As homelessness persist in their lives, the youth will face unintended consequences that contribute to their homelessness like victimization. Data available about homeless youth discusses...

JOURNAL NAME: Publius: The Journal of Federalism
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In the U.S. intergovernmental system, state governments can voluntarily and strategically align with federal government strategies and objectives. This study examines the effect of intergovernmental alignment on federal homelessness program outcomes. In 2010, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness started the first national-level comprehensive strategic plan on homelessness: Opening Doors. The Opening Doors plan highlights...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The purpose of this study was to discover what events led to families becoming homeless and how that journey has or has not affected their school age children. Additionally, this design allowed the researcher to study the impact that homelessness has on a students’ perception of school and their ability to participate in after school programs. This research design also focused on the influence of a teacher’s perceptions, beliefs and opinions...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Although the prevalence of smoking has declined in the U.S., vulnerable populations continue to suffer from tobacco-related health disparities. An estimated 68.0- 80.0% of homeless adults are current cigarette smokers compared to 15.1% in the general population. The large gap in smoking rates suggests that current tobacco cessation programs designed to reduce smoking have little impact among individuals experiencing homelessness. The purpose...

JOURNAL NAME: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is an academic medical center that serves a large homeless patient population, many of whom have chronic and potentially life–limiting illnesses. Our emergency room sees approximately 50 homeless patients during an average 30–day period. Given the transitory patterns of this population as well as the complex needs, their healthcare goals and instructions are typically overlooked and or unknown. By educating...

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

To describe the Medicaid costs associated with persons who are homeless or unstably housed. A retrospective secondary data analysis linked Medicaid recipient data with a statewide homeless management information system. A total of 19,950 persons received a housing service between 2012 and 2015 including 14,136 persons with Medicaid. Five of the most frequent diagnoses were substance abuse or mental health conditions in 42.83% of all diagnoses...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness and suicide are two issues that plague the U.S. veteran community. This research addresses the funding allocated toward veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the changing veteran homelessness as well as suicide incidences. Previous research has indicated that social programs can benefit veterans at high risk for suicide or homelessness. It is theorized that an increased budget for the Department of Veterans...

JOURNAL NAME: Health Education Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objectives

Food insecurity remains an issue for vulnerable populations in developed countries. The potential dietary and food security impacts of nutrition education programmes in Australia remain largely undocumented. This study investigated the impacts of an eight-session nutrition education programme delivered within community case management services for young people experiencing homelessness.

Design and setting

A qualitative case...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The problem of homelessness is more desasterious when it happened on older people because they are susceptible to social, economic, health and psychological problems. Previous literature in Ethiopia on older people were not give emphasis on older people homelessness. And homelessness on older people was hardly conducted in Ethiopia as compared to the western countries. Therefore, the overall aim of the study was describing the living...

JOURNAL NAME: CMAJ
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005
Abstract

Background: Women who are homeless during pregnancy may be exposed to poor nutrition, violence and substance use, yet the health status of their newborn infants has not been systematically evaluated. We undertook a study to provide preliminary estimates of the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes among Canadian women who are homeless or marginally housed during pregnancy, and the effect of concomitant substance use.

Methods: We...

ORGANIZATION: World Health Organization
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Reproductive and sexual health is fundamental to individuals, couples and families, and the social and economic development of communities and nations.

Concerned about the slow progress made in improving reproductive and sexual health over the past decade, and knowing that the international development goals would not be achieved without renewed commitment by the international community, the Fifty-fifth World Health Assembly adopted...

ORGANIZATION: City of Grand Prairie
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Alberta's 7 largest cities work together to track, compare and learn from our achievements in four key Housing First outcome areas. This report outlines what Grande Prairie accomplished in 2015-16.

ORGANIZATION: City of Grande Prairie
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In 2009 Grande Prairie adopted a Housing First approach to help people find housing, stabilize their lives, connect with the community and maintain housing long term. In the intervening years, over 1000 stories of people walking out of homelessness into a home have unfolded. Every person that has come into the Housing First program has shown courage, strength and resolve and we are fortunate to have been a part of their journey. Homeless...

ORGANIZATION: Point Source Youth
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Point Source Youth's first National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness convened 300+ stakeholders and 55 speakers—federal and city government officials and policymakers, nonprofit leaders, youth advocates, funders, and researchers in NYC to discuss innovative solutions to end youth homelessness. Presentations from the 2017 National Symposium to End Youth Homelessness are below.

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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Over centuries, menstruation has been seen as a dirty process, shrouded in secrecy and taboo. The stigma associated with menstruation continues across the globe today, with many women finding it embarrassing or difficult to talk about periods even to their family members or friends.

In some cultures, instances of ‘menstrual seclusion’ are common, where menstruating women are excluded from preparing food, using communal vessels and...

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