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The causes and impacts of Aboriginal homelessness are multiple, complex, and intersecting. To understand the current crisis of Aboriginal homelessness in Canada, we must consider how Aboriginal Peoples have been impacted by their historical...
Victoria Smye, Annette Browne, Colleen Varcoe, Viviane Josewski
These esearch findings explore Harm Reduction and Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) using an intersectional lens to provide a more complex understanding of Harm Reduction and MMT, particularly how Harm Reduction and MMT are experienced...
Bogdan Cvetkovic
The United States is home to many vulnerable populations including the elderly, disabled, and children. Perhaps the most vulnerable population is the homeless. Whether they became homeless through losing their jobs because of economic hardships,...
Stephen Pomeroy
This report examines the issue of economic-based homelessness. As such, it focuses only on households for whom the primary risk factor associated with housing instability is lack of income or high housing cost (a housing affordability problem),...
Session Description Aboriginal families are over‐represented among families facing homelessness. Responses must address the complex and intersecting causes of Aboriginal family homelessness, within a culturally grounded framework. What are the best...
A Case Study of John Howard Society of Toronto’s Housing Program Access to safe and affordable housing is a cornerstone of healthy communities. Failure to provide this necessary foundation for individuals who are vulnerable to...
Three issues – income, housing and food – intersect in ways that can create very challenging circumstances. Families and individuals living in poverty may find themselves right on the edge as they struggle to make ends meet. The disparity between...
Amanda Noble
This report, part of Raising the Roof’s national Child and Family Homelessness Initiative, speaks to Housing First as a means of early intervention for families experiencing homelessness. However, while Housing First has been identified as a...
Forthcoming Resources Aboriginal Homelessness Module Youth Homelessness Module (view the release schedule) Inclusivity is an essential goal for all PiT Counts and values of inclusivity and equality should guide each stage of your count. Research...
Sanna J. Thompson; Kimberly Bender; Liliane Windsor; Mary S. Cook; Travonne Williams
Distinguishing between causes and consequences of youth homelessness is often difficult. Characteristics may have existed prior to youths' leaving home, likely contributing to their running away, or may develop once the youths become immersed in “...
China Mills
The positive association between 'mental illness' and poverty is one of the most well established in psychiatric epidemiology. Yet, there is little conclusive evidence about the nature of this relationship. Generally, explanations revolve around the...
Roch Hurtubise, Marie-Claude Rose
L’action intersectorielle clinique : l’expérience d’EMRII, une équipe mixte pour les personnes en situation d’itinérance A research team of sociologists conducted a descriptive case study of the Mobile Reference and Intervention Team for Homeless...
Sandi L. Pruitt, Jasmin A. Tiro, Lei Xuan, Simon J. Craddock Lee
To test the Hispanic and Immigrant Paradoxes—i.e., survival advantages despite a worse risk factor profile—and the modifying role of neighborhood context, we examined associations between patient ethnicity, birthplace, neighborhood Hispanic density...
Africa Altidor
  Although pregnancy and parenting rates among teens have decreased over the years, the teen birth rate in America is still higher than in many other developing countries.Homeless youth are particularly at risk for teen pregnancy.One fifth of...
Maurice N. Gattis, Andrea Larson
Over a decade ago, youth homelessness advocates noticed a spike in the number of LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness. Multiple causes for the disproportionate rate at which LGBTQ2S youth experience homelessness have been reported, including...