3.1 Preventing Youth Homelessness: The Need for a Coordinated Cross-sectoral Approach

The chapter offers an ethnographic account of three key inter-sectoral relations impacting experiences of homelessness and/or housing stability among youth in Ontario, Canada. Rather than focusing on the delivery of services in the youth homelessness sector, I reveal how things work in other sectors that influence interactions between service providers and youth in the homelessness sector. By granting visibility to the inter-organizational contexts that influence the development and well-being of homeless and precariously housed youth, service providers and organizational leaders can focus on coordinating their efforts productively across the various organizational settings where youth are active.

Naomi Nichols; Carey Doberstein
Ontario, Canada
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Canadian Observatory on Homelessness