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Stephen W. Hwang
We have a system in Canada which admirably ensures that almost everyone has health insurance but which doesn’t necessarily ensure they have access to a primary care provider whom they trust and have confidence in and coordination of the care they...
Margaret Eberle, Deborah Kraus, Luba Serge
The size of the hidden homeless population in Canadian communities is unknown and of concern to those involved in homelessness planning and prevention. The present study aimed to address this gap using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The...
A. Hamilton, B. Butler, E. Knight, S. Murray, A. Young
The purpose of this booklet is to provide mental health clinic staff with a brief guide to implementing and sustaining a consumer provider program. Consumer providers (CPs) are individuals with serious mental illness who are trained to use their...
Erika Laine Austin, Ronald M. Andersen, Lillian Gelberg
Background: Homeless women experience high rates of mental distress. We sought to determine whether ethnic differences exist in the relationship between the predisposing and enabling domains of the Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model...
William G. Tierney, Jarrett T. Gupton, Ronald E. Hallett
Improving the post-secondary educational opportunities  for low-income students is one of the foci at the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis (CHEPA). We conduct studies with sub-groups of lowincome students (e.g. youth in foster care and...
Kimberly Bender, Kristin Ferguson, Sanna Thompson, Chelsea Komlo, David E. Pollio
This article discusses the prevalence of trauma and related disorders within the homeless youth population specifically in the rural united states (midwest). Homeless youth experience disproportionately high rates of trauma and posttraumatic stress...
Sean D. Young, Eric Rice
This study evaluates associations between online social networking and sexual health behaviors among homeless youth in Los Angeles. We analyzed survey data from 201 homeless youth accessing services at a Los Angeles agency. Multivariate (regression...
Michael Rowe
Berk and MacDonald (2010, this issue) put to the test a highly publicized program of place-based crime prevention and reduction—the Safer Cities Initiative (SCI) in the Skid Row district of Los Angeles. Employing a time-series analytic method...
Genaro Molina
In May 2008, I was given the assignment of illustrating a story on Project 50, a Los Angeles County-run program intended to house 50 of skid row’s most vulnerable homeless. Over the last 30 years, I’ve worked on a number of in-depth photo essays...
A young woman's desire to understand the homeless epidemic in her native city of Los Angeles takes her on an unexpected 4 year journey into the lives of several homeless individuals as they struggle to find homes, get clean, and survive.
Judith A. Stein, Ronald M. Andersen, Marjorie Robertson, Lillian Gelberg
Homeless people have disproportionately high rates of viral hepatitis. The Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations (predisposing, enabling, and need variables) was expanded to predict prevalence and awareness of hepatitis B (HBV...
Mark Horvath
Mobile homelessness may be the fastest growing poverty demographic in America today. People lose their job, then their apartment, and do everything they can to keep their vehicle. In most communities it's actually illegal to sleep in a car or RV,...