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Laura Huey
This article is based on analysis of 76 in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with homeless women in Los Angeles. What is revealed are three patterns of street enculturation—“low-,” “medium-,” and “high street”— which are linked to attitudes...
Vin Gupta, Nancy Sugg, Marite Butners, Gillian Allen-White, Alexandra Molnar
Over the past 20 years, when the United States has seen substantial tuberculosis outbreaks, they have frequently originated in homeless shelters in cities such as Atlanta, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Although such outbreaks have...
Covenant House is one of the best-known international charities helping homeless youth. It is also the largest privately funded charity in the Americas for homeless and exploited youth. Founded in 1972, by Franciscan priests, Covenant House serves...
A. Yoshioka-Maxwell, E Rice, H Winetrobe
Abstract Objectives: Social network analysis can provide added causal insight into otherwise confusing epidemiologic findings in public health research. Although foster care and homelessness are risk factors for...
Kristin M. Ferguson, Kimberly Benderb, Sanna J. Thompson
This study examined gender differences among homeless young adults’ coping strategies and homelessness stressors as they relate to legal (e.g., full-time employment, selling personal possessions, selling blood/plasma) and illegal economic activity (...
Sanna J. Thompson, Kimberly Bender, Kristin M. Ferguson, Yeonwoo Kim
This study aimed to identify homeless youths’ lifestyle and trauma-related risk factors as well as protective factors associated with alcohol use disorder or no disorder and drug use disorder or no disorder. Youth receiving homeless services in...
Kimberly Bender, Jessica Yang, Kristin Ferguson, Sanna Thompson
Youth exiting the foster care system through emancipation are at an increased risk for homelessness and adverse social, health, and financial outcomes. However, because youth exiting foster care are difficult to locate once homeless, few studies...
Mary Baron, Bob Erlenbusch, Carlos F. Moran, Kelly O’Connor, Kevin Rice, Jose Rodriguez
A significant majority of the homeless population in California and specifically, Los Angeles County are in dividuals who have recently been discharged fr om an institution or care facility. These systems all lack comprehensive planning strategies...
Eric Rice, Robin Petering, Harmony Rhoades, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Hailey Winetrobe, Aaron Plant, Jorge Montoya, Timothy Kordic
Background Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning (LGBQ) high school students experience higher rates of homelessness than their heterosexual peers. Moreover, LGBQ high school students are more likely to stay in riskier locations (eg, with a...
Sean Capperis, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Brian Karfunkel
The NYU Furman Center/Capital One National Affordable Housing Landscape examines rental housing affordability trends in the central cities of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Dallas, San...
Daniel Flaming, Patrick Burns
The number of Los Angeles residents experiencing chronic homelessness continues to grow even after housing over 10,000 individuals in the past three years. This tells us that the flow of individuals into chronic homelessness is unabated — the...
Norweeta G. Milburn; Philip Batterham; George Ayala; Eric Rice; Rosa Solorio; Kate Desmond; Lynwood Lord; Javier Iribarren; Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
This study examined the associations among perceived discrimination, racial/ethnic identification, and emotional distress in newly homeless adolescents. It assessed a sample of newly homeless adolescents in Los Angeles, California, with measures of...
Kimberly Bender; Sanna Thompson; Kristin Ferguson; Jamie Yoder; Anne DePrince
Utilizing qualitative interviews with a large sample of 145 homeless youth seeking services at homeless youth serviceagencies from across three U.S. cities (Los Angeles, Denver, and Austin), this study sought to explore youths’ perspec-tives on ways...
Kristin Ferguson; Kimberly Bender; Sanna Thompson; Elaine Maccio; David Pollio
This mixed-methods study identified correlates of unemployment among homeless young adults in five cities. Two hundred thirty-eight homeless young people from Los Angeles (n = 50), Austin (n = 50), Denver (n = 50), New Orleans (n = 50), and St....
Suzanne L. Wenzel; Julie A. Cederbaum; Ahyoung Song; Hsun-Ta Hsu; Jaih B. Craddock; Wichada Hantanachaikul; Joan S. Tucker
Women experiencing homelessness are at heightened risk for HIV, yet risk reduction interventions specifically designed for this population are lacking. This study reports on a pilot efficacy trial of a brief evidence-based intervention, Sister To...