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ORGANIZATION: New York City Independent Budget Office
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

IBO has previously documented in our annual compendium of public school facts and figures the growing number of students who live in temporary housing—in the city’s homeless shelters, doubled up in apartments with other families, residing in hotels or motels, awaiting foster care placement, or other transitory situations. There was a 25 percent increase in the number of temporarily housed youth attending schools run by the city’s education...

ORGANIZATION: Shelter UK
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Introduction

We all hope we never go through the devastating experience of losing our home. But every day at Shelter, we see families in this position. It can take just one simple thing, like your landlord wanting to sell-up, to put your home at risk.

Mercifully, low interest rates, pre-action protocols and support for homeowners are keeping the number of possession claims by mortgage lenders at relatively low levels.

However,...

JOURNAL NAME: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Background

Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the globe’s deadliest communicable diseases. The homeless individuals are at high risk to acquire TB and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), because of their poor living conditions and risky behaviors. Tuberculosis and MDR-TB in the homeless individuals can pose a risk to entire communities. However, the magnitude of the problem is not known in Ethiopia. Therefore, the aim of this study...

ORGANIZATION: Shelter UK
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Everyone deserves the chance to have a stable home where they can put down roots and build a life for themselves, but today’s sky-high housing costs mean this is nothing more than a distant dream for many. And with millions living on a financial knife-edge, it only takes a bump in the road, like an illness or reduction in working hours, to put a family at risk of homelessness.The devastating results of the housing shortage are now being felt...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Objectives

The objectives of this study were to (1) describe homeless persons’ access and use of cell phones and their perceptions about using cell phone alerts to help manage medications and attend health care appointments and (2) identify demographic characteristics, medication use and appointment history and perceptions associated with interest in receiving cell phone alerts to manage medications and appointments.


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JOURNAL NAME: Substance Abuse
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
BACKGROUND:

The median age of the single adult homeless population is 50 and rising. While the prevalence of substance use decreases as individuals age, older adults now have a higher prevalence of substance use than older adults did ten years ago. Homeless individuals have a higher prevalence of substance use disorders than the general population. However, little is known about substance use in older homeless adults.

METHODS:

We...

ORGANIZATION: Georgia Southern University
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Emory Urban Health Initiative  UHI forges vital university and community partnerships in health care, education, and community planning, with all partners working to change the trajectory for the children, youth, and families of Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Four focus areas:  Community programs  Community engaged learning Training of health professionals  Research  A Series of Questions What does family homelessness look like in...
JOURNAL NAME: Criminal Justice and Behaviour
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

A sizable group of individuals in the United States cycle in and out of jails, prisons, mental health hospitals, homeless shelters, and other expensive public institutions over time. This little-studied population represents significant unmet need and the inadequacy of services for complex consumers. The current study examined a sample (N = 161) of chronically homeless frequent utilizers of jail and mental health systems in Chicago, Illinois...

JOURNAL NAME: Substance Abuse Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Opioid misuse and dependence are prevalent and rising problems in the United States. Treatment with buprenorphine is a successful treatment option for individuals with opioid dependence. We describe and preliminarily evaluate a unique delivery system that provides buprenorphine treatment via a shared medical appointment. Methods: We conducted a retrospective medical record review on all 77 opioid-dependent patients referred for a...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Immigrant homelessness constitutes a cruel expression of social exclusion. We analyzed the relation of sociodemographic characteristics with stressful life events, substance use and psy- chological distress, giving a special importance to the influence of the time spent on the streets and the accommodation status of 107 homeless immigrants. To this end, both quantitative and qualitative methodologies were combined. Discussion groups with care...

JOURNAL NAME: British Medical Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
OBJECTIVES:

To analyse the views of general practitioners (GPs) about how they can provide care to homeless people (HP) and to explore which measures could influence their views.

DESIGN:

Mixed-methods design (qualitative -> quantitative (cross-sectional observational) → qualitative). Qualitative data were collected through semistructured interviews and through questionnaires with closed questions. Quantitative data were analysed...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Thesis Abstract

As the United States population continues to age, providing this ever-growing group of individuals with end of life care is becoming an increasingly important issue. Quality end of life care begins with understanding the distinct needs and desires of each individual, and the best way to ensure that their wishes are followed is through th e completion of advance directives. Although many Americans understand the importance of...

JOURNAL NAME: Nursing Administration Quarterly
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Nurse practitioners play an integral role in the care of patients in underserved areas. At the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, many nurses have been promoted into leadership positions. Three nurse practitioners were asked to discuss their career paths, talk about leadership in the context of their career trajectory, and do so while considering how their training and clinical work prepared them to take on leadership roles. 

JOURNAL NAME: Forum: Qualitative Social Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In this study, I utilized a process of reflexivity to examine the effect of location when conducting interviews with homeless and vulnerably housed individuals. The impact of interview locations has received limited attention in the community psychology literature, despite the majority of research being community-based. The study provides insights into the challenges, benefits, and power relations involved in selecting a research interview...

JOURNAL NAME: Research in Urban Sociology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Our purpose in this essay is to examine the relationship between downtown redevelopment & homeless policy. We will discuss how city redevelopment issues shaped homeless policy in the city of Riverside, CA, 1986-1998. The narrative case study for the city of Riverside we present in this paper is drawn from articles in the city's major newspaper, The Press Enterprise, & interviews conducted with service providers to the homeless,...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Urban Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Hurricane Sandy struck New York City on October 29, 2012, causing not only a large amount of physical damage, but also straining people’s health and disrupting health care services throughout the city. In prior research, we determined that emergency department (ED) visits from the most vulnerable hurricane evacuation flood zones in New York City increased after Hurricane Sandy for several medical diagnoses, but also for the diagnosis of...

JOURNAL NAME: Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Homelessness is a complex and multifaceted condition that affects 2.5 million, or one in every 30, children annually. Based on these numbers, it is likely that at least one student has experienced or is experiencing homelessness in most public school classrooms. Sixteen percent of students experiencing homelessness also received services under IDEA in 2014. Authors describe how homelessness impacts the outcomes of students—particularly those...

RESOURCE TYPE: Q&A
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

JOB TITLE: Web & Communications Officer, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

TYPE OF POSITION: Contract: 16 January 2017 – 31 May 2017 with possibility of extension
HOURS OF WORK : Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Toronto, ON Canada
COMPANY URL: www.homelesshub.ca
SALARY: To be negotiated

BASIC FUNCTIONS 

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is...

ORGANIZATION: Open Policy Ontario
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This report estimates the price of inaction. Regardless of the strategy used to address poverty, it asks, “What does it cost us to allow poverty to persist in Toronto?” It estimates how much more we may be spending in the health care and justice systems simply because poverty exists, and how much we lose in tax revenue, simply because poverty exists.

This preliminary analysis conservatively estimates that the overall cost of poverty in...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Interior Design
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

On any given night in 2015, over 500,000 people were homeless and 31% of them slept in unsheltered locations. Given the seriousness of this situation, the purpose of this research study was to test a student prototyped, portable shelter with six men who were homeless. Qualitative interview questions were developed by the research team. Six, open-ended questions for baseline interviews and 11 open-ended questions were used after the men slept...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Youth Development
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

The presented study investigated the effects of a four-week academic and activity – enriched summer program on vocabulary development and writing achievement of homeless children residing in traditional shelter facilities. When compared to controls the experimental students did not reveal gains in vocabulary and spelling as measured by two norm referenced tests. They did however demonstrate highly significant gains in writing ability based on...

JOURNAL NAME: Children and Youth Services Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Objective

Non-service connected, continuously homeless youth are arguably one of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S. These youth reside at society's margins experiencing an accumulation of risks over time. Research concludes that as vulnerabilities increase so do poor long-term outcomes. This study tested the mediating effects of service connection and personal control as mediators of cumulative risk and housing, health and mental...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Abstract

This interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) study was implemented to explore and describe the initial and long-term motivations of community volunteers within a selected homeless shelter in central Indiana. The settlement house movement of human service delivery was the conceptual framework, which provided guidance and understanding concerning why and how community members provide human services through volunteerism. The...

ORGANIZATION: Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) has operated Haven’s Way, a supportive housing program for female youth, since 2004 with support from the Safe Haven Foundation of Canada (SHFC), private donors and more recently, Alberta Human Services. The program has existed since 2000 and was initially operated by its SHFC founders. Since BGCC took operations on, more than 40 young women have had access to the supportive home environment where they...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Alberta's 7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness are the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local Plans to End Homelessness in Calgary, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo, Grand Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. The 7 Cities coordinate local plans at a systems level and align funding resources for greater impact and progress toward ending homelessness.

On October 19, 2016, the second provincially-coordinated Point...

JOURNAL NAME: Geographies of Children and Young People
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This chapter addresses the work lives of homeless youth drawing upon research that begun in the 1990s and continued into the present (2016) with between 700 and 750 homeless and formerly homeless youth, primarily from the USA, Mexico, and Central America. The youngest was aged 12 and the oldest was 22, but the majority of youth were between the ages of 16 and 19. The chapter argues how homeless youth are a highly mobile population – and...

JOURNAL NAME: Irish Journal of Medical Science
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
Abstract Background

Homeless people have excessively high morbidity and mortality rates, yet they face barriers accessing primary care. A mobile health clinic, staffed by GP registrars, was developed to provide services to homeless people, particularly rough sleepers and sex workers.

Aim

The aims were to improve access to primary care and to challenge the stereotypes and prejudices of GP registrars through direct contact with homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: AIDS and Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Most studies of condomless sex among homeless youth have focused on peer norms, while excluding other potentially pertinent influences. This study explored how different types of relationships contributed to norms about condomless sex and whether such norms were associated with engagement in condomless sex among homeless youth. Additionally, because recent work has noted gender differences in social networks of male and female homeless youth...

ORGANIZATION: First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Being homeless, whether briefly or for an extended period of time, can be profoundly distressing for whoever undergoes the experience. Though Aboriginal people represent only 4% of the Canadian popu- lation, they make up a much higher proportion of homeless people in Canada (Sider, 2005; Bélanger and al., 2013).

“While making up 4.3% of the total Canadian population, Aboriginal Peoples form a disproportionate percentage of the...

ORGANIZATION: Family Service Toronto
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

A year is a long time in a child’s life. In childhood, the injustice of poverty leaves an indelible mark.

Rapid development within the first year of a child’s life is profound. Parents and caregivers strive to nurture learning and development and ensure children are healthy, safe, secure and thriving.

For families in poverty, the healthy development and safety of their growing children is paramount; yet far too many children are...

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