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Whitney Hawke, Max Davis, Bob Erlenbusch, Michael Stoops
This report is an investigation into 2,815 homeless deaths in Los Angeles County between January, 2000 and May, 2007, based on statistics provided by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The Community Trauma Treatment Center for Runaway and Homeless Youth establishes and sustains evidence-based clinical treatment and trauma-informed services for runaway and homeless youth aged 13 to 21 in the Hollywood community. The Division of...
Blanca Torres, Eric Hubbard, Andrea Marchetti
This report highlights four key challenges that homeless youth often face: 1. Barriers to safe, supportive, and affordable housing 2. Challenges accessing basic benefits and healthcare 3. Educational advancement and economic development 4....
Kristin Ferguson
Homeless, street-dwelling youths are an at-risk population who often use survival behaviors to meet their basic needs. The traditional outreach approach brings services into the streets, yet does not adequately replace the youths' high-risk...
Erick G. Guerrero; Benjamin Henwood; Suzanne L. Wenzel
Homeless people are among the most marginalized individuals in the United States and experience significant rates of morbidity and mortality. Los Angeles County, California, has the highest concentration of homeless individuals in the nation, and...
Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Robin Petering, Rebecca Lengnick-Hall, Eric Rice, Harmony Rhoades, Sarah McCune
Little is known about rates and correlates of service use or the role that social context plays in service engagement among homeless youth. This study compares two distinct service areas and uses a social network approach to examine how...
Xinning Gui, Julien Forbat, Bonnie Nardi, Dan Stokols
This is a qualitative study of ICT (information and communication technology) use among a group of homeless people on Skid Row, Los Angeles. Participants in the ethnographic study frequently used mobile phones and computers, but not for the...
Jürgen von. Mahs
This article examines the effects of homeless policy on single homeless people’s exit potential in Los Angeles and Berlin, Germany, to understand why the numbers and characteristics of the city’s homeless populations are similar despite different...
Daniel Flaming, Patrick Burns, Brent Haydamack
This report brings together the Economic Roundtable’s research for “Bring LA Home,” a strategic planning initiative to end homelessness in Los Angeles County. It expands and completes a preliminary report that was released in November 2003. New...
Kristin M. Ferguson; Jina Jun; Kimberly Bender; Sanna Thompson; David Pollio
The purpose of this study was to compare measures of addiction and transience among street youth in three disparate urban areas: Los Angeles, California; Austin, Texas; and St. Louis, Missouri. Street youth from Los Angeles (n = 50), Austin (n = 50...
Hailey Winetrobe; Harmony Rhoades; Anamika Barman-Adhikari; Julie Cederbaum; Eric Rice; Norweeta Milburn
This study aims to understand the associations of contraceptive service utilization (i.e., accessing condoms or birth control), pregnancy attitudes, and lifetime pregnancy history among male and female homeless youth in relation to use of effective...
Ahyoung Song; Suzanne L. Wenzel
This study examined the association between social network characteristics and heavy drinking and crack use among homeless men who had unprotected sex with women. This study focused on network members with whom homeless men used substances. Of 305...
Anthony Ross
43% of all transwomen have been homeless at some point in their lives. For transwomen, discrimination and subjugation, known as cisgenderism, continues as they access shelter services. Housing insecure transwomen are met at the shelter door by staff...