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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Studies of intimate partner violence (IPV) and work have been primarily conducted with women in low-wage low-status (LWLS) positions, as much of this research has focused on poverty, welfare, and homelessness. Although women in LWLS positions represent a large percentage of working women in the United States, it is also important to investigate experiences of women in high-wage high-status (HWHS) positions because a growing number of women...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Objectives. Little is known about the health status of those who are newly homeless. We sought to describe the health status and health care use of new clients of homeless shelters and observe changes in these health indicators over the study period. Methods. We conducted a longitudinal study of 445 individuals from their entry into the homeless shelter system through the subsequent 18 months. Results. Disease was prevalent in the newly...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Allegheny Initiative for Mental Health Integration for the Homeless (AIM-HIGH) was a 3-year urban initiative in Pennsylvania that sought to enhance integration and coordination of medical and behavioral services for homeless persons through system-, provider-, and client-level interventions. On a system level, AIM-HIGH established partnerships between several key medical and behavioral health agencies. On a provider level, AIM-HIGH...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Presented in this paper are the results of a qualitative analysis of the narratives of 208 homeless youth interviewed on streets and in agencies in New York City and Toronto. The interviews focused on the participants' stories about their struggles to survive and negotiate meaningful and healthy lives in coming to the streets, living on the streets, and finding ways off the streets. Analysis of the narratives revealed shifts in the youths'...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Quarterly
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Public support payments may facilitate exit from homelessness for persons with mental illness. We examined data from 10,641 homeless veterans contacted from October 1, 1995 to September 30, 2002 in a collaborative outreach program designed to facilitate access to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits. Those who were awarded benefits (22% of contacted veterans) were more likely to report disability, poor to fair self-rated...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Urban Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The objective of this analysis was to assess the mortality rate and risk factors in adults, with substance dependence, who are not receiving primary medical care (PC). Date and cause of death were identified using the National Death Index data and death certificates for 470 adults without PC over a period of almost 4 years after detailed clinical assessment after detoxification. Factors associated with risk of mortality were determined using...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The theory of planned behaviour, social identity theory and attitudes toward institutional authority were used to predict the uptake of outreach services over a 3-week period in a prospective study of 126 homeless people in a major UK city. Consistent with previous research, subjective norm was an important predictor, but so were identification with support services and attitudes to authority. The effect of intention on behaviour was...

JOURNAL NAME: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Carrying hundreds of patient files in a suitcase makes medical street outreach to the homeless clumsy and difficult. Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston (HHH) began a case study under the assumption that tracking patient information with a personal digital assistant (PDA) would greatly simplify the process. Equipping clinicians with custom-designed software loaded onto Palm V Handheld Computers (palmOne, Inc, Milpitas, CA), Healthcare for the...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

In 1998, 48% of persons who had HIV testing at publicly funded sites in the United States failed to return for test results and posttest counseling. Opportunities for timely HIV therapy were lost; valuable resources were wasted. This study tested the hypothesis that rapid HIV testing enables a high percentage of high-risk outreach clients to learn their serostatus. We did on-site counseling and rapid HIV testing at community-based...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Outreach is a treatment modality for engaging underserved populations in health care. Nowhere is outreach more relevant than in delivering services to homeless persons with mental illness. Programs providing outreach to homeless people have been in existence for at least two decades and a craft has developed naturalistically. However, there has been insufficient formal examination of factors that influence the effectiveness of outreach and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This curriculum is designed to be used by any person or program involved in reaching out to people experiencing homelessness. Parts of the curriculum are specifically oriented to those working in federally-funded Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) projects throughout the United States. The intent of this curriculum is to help workers gain a fuller understanding and appreciation for outreach work. There is no set formula, but it is hoped that...

JOURNAL NAME: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The purpose of the Informing Neighborhood Health project is to facilitate access to electronic health information resources at select community faith-based clinics. The project partners Texas Woman's University, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, and five community faith-based clinics located in Houston, Texas, that primarily serve the homeless and working poor. The clinics include San Jose Clinic, Good Neighbor...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

The objective of this study was to evaluate a medical outreach program that targets unstably housed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- infected individuals. One hundred sixty-one cross-sectional interviews were conducted prior to and after establishing a medical outreach program in single room occupancy hotels. Participants' mean age was 42 years; 58% were men, 95% minority, and 59% active substance users. The postintervention group was...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Two studies involved structured interviews with 203 homeless people to examine the impact of sociodemographic variables, prior behavior, and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) variables, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intention, on uptake of outreach services. Study 1 was conducted in London, and Study 2 involved a comparable sample in New York. In line with previous research, the psychological variables...

JOURNAL NAME: Public Health and Primary Care Unit
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This study attempted to elucidate the meaning of hope as it occurred in the lived experience of seven homeless people residing in a cold weather shelter and to identify strategies that are used to maintain hope. It adopted a hermeneutic, phenomenological method and produced an emerging theory comprised of five key themes. These were: expectancy with hope experienced as future imagined reality, a way out of present difficulties and concretely...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health appointed 15 subcommittees to<br/>assist in its review of the Nation’s mental health service delivery system. The full<br/>Commission appointed a Chair for each subcommittee. Several other Commissioners served on each subcommittee, and selected national experts provided advice and support. The experts prepared initial discussion papers that outlined key issues...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health appointed 15 subcommittees to<br/>assist in its review of the Nation’s mental health service delivery system. The full<br/>Commission appointed a Chair for each subcommittee. Several other Commissioners served on each subcommittee, and selected national experts provided advice and support. The experts prepared initial discussion papers that outlined key issues...

JOURNAL NAME: Archives of General Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Background: While disparities in access to care are well documented, little is known about the quality of mental health care received by racial and ethnic minorities. We examined the quality of mental health care received by elderly enrollees in Medicare+Choice plans. Methods: An observational study was performed using individual-level Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set data. From 4182 to 5 016 028 individuals 65 years or older...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The true extent of the affordable housing crisis in America has not been made explicit because it is usually measured by the number of households that have housing problems. Households are composed of individual people. When all the people who live in households with housing problems are counted, we learn that the affordable housing crisis affects far more people than some other social problems that get more media and political attention. (...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the rates and predictors of HIV testing and receipt of results among homeless adults with serious mental illness in the initial 3-month period after contact with a community-based case management program. Method: Baseline and follow-up interview data came from clients (N=5,890) in the Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports program, and 18-site, 5-year federally...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

This report presents tabulations on people enumerated at emergency and transitional shelters – that is, at emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness; shelters for children who are runaways, neglected, or without conventional housing; transitional shelters for people without conventional housing; and hotels and motels used to provide shelter for people without conventional housing. It does not include people enumerated at...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This guide was written to assure that individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring impairments that meet Social Security disability criteria receive Federal disability assistance under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The guide focuses on the complex issues involved in documenting impairments that co-occur with substance use disorders — particularly for...

JOURNAL NAME: Health &amp; Social Work
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

Interest in involvement of consumers in mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation services delivery has expanded in recent years, encompassing self-help approaches,consumers employed as providers in formal agencies, and consumers operating their own services. This study reports results from in-depth phone surveys conducted with 32 consumer drop-in centers in Michigan. Results indicate that centers operate in many ways like other human...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

The 2000 Family Housing Collaborative Evaluation assesses the performance of all three providers in CSB’s Family Housing Collaborative. It examines program performance for the twelve-month period from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000. The evaluation is based on information collected from on-site interviews with staff, client data from CSB’s Management Information System and review of financial records. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This Guide offers information related to benefits you may be eligible for and your rights and responsibilities, not legal advice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and to clearly explain your options. This guide is not intended, however, to provide legal advice on the application of federal, state or local laws to your individual circumstances. Please refer to the contacts listed in the Guide for additional...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

In 2001, Memphis and Shelby County served over 7,000 people in emergency shelters and transitional housing. An additional 9,000 people were turned away, mostly because lack of space. This plan suggests maximizing use of mainstream programs, increasing efficiency and coordination of service delivery among service provider organizations; filling gaps in services and housing options for individuals with mental illness and/or chemical...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This 2-page brochure describes Housing Stability Plus (HSP), a rental subsidy program instituted by New York's Department of Homeless Services (DHS) in December 2004, HSP is supposed to help homeless families achieve success in finding and staying in permanent housing. However, the authors feel that HSP is a shelter allowance supplement for homeless families receiving public assistance (PA). The supplement has a five-year time limit and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

A 4-page synopsis of A Shelter is Not a Home Or Is It? Lessons Learned from Family Homelessness in New York City, e story of family homelessness in New York City while highlighting what has been learned over the last twenty years. Through the exploration of the evolution of New York City's shelter system, this book discusses the permanency of shelters on the poverty landscape. The authors suggest that shelters are a surrogate for...

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