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Sam Catherine Johnston
The HRC’s Sam Catherine Johnston speaks with Michael Thompson, Director of the Justice Center, to learn about the challenges of prisoner reentry. As part of the Council of State Governments, the Justice Center serves policymakers at the local, state...
T.J. Johnston
The 2010 Census could help address one of the thorniest problems in dealing with San Francisco’s long-standing homeless problem — getting an accurate head count.
T.J. Johnston
Dozens of former military people recently lined up outside St. Anthony Foundation for survival gear — ponchos, water bottles and hygiene kits. But they won’t use these materials to survive overseas as they might have during their days in the service...
Alison Johnston, Aidan Regan
International political economy identifies declining nominal interest rates, securitization, and financial liberalization as drivers of rising housing prices. Despite witnessing these common credit shocks, however, developed economies experienced...
Johnston, Mark, Angell, Susan
Collaboration is not always easy but the benefits and potential force multipliers are well worth the effort. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are in robust collaboration to achieve a...
Mark Johnston, Laura Kunkel
On any given night, there are more than 600,000 people sleeping on the streets, in their cars or abandoned buildings, or in homeless shelters. Set against this humbling backdrop is a remarkable and ambitious national goal to end homelessness—the...
Livia Davis, Sam Catherine Johnston
Social connectedness, a basic human need, can be difficult for consumers to develop while transitioning into supportive housing programs. The supportive housing programs and service providers often end up becoming a de facto community for these...
Marjorie Johnstone, Eunjung Lee, Jo Connelly
Although Canada is one of the top 10 trading nations in the global economy, homelessness continues to be a significant social problem. To understand this paradox, we examine academic debates on best practices, the genesis and sociocultural contexts...
Charles F. Brinamen, Adriana N. Taranta, Kadija Johnston
The number of infants and young children affected by homelessness and domestic violence is growing, and the effect of these experiences on children is wide-ranging. Early childhood mental health consultation (ECMHC) has expanded to these settings to...
Joan H. Rollins, Renee N. Saris, Ingrid Johnston-Robledo
This review of the social science literature examines correlates of homelessness. The review is supplemented by the voices of 12 low-income women who are temporarily housed or living in public housing. Homelessness for women is associated with teen...
Laura J. Ferris, Jolanda Jetten, Melissa Johnstone, Elise Girdham, Cameron Parsell, Zoe C. Walter
Frontline employees in the helping professions often perform their duties against a difficult backdrop, including a complex client base and ongoing themes of crisis, suffering, and distress. These factors combine to create an environment in which...
M. T. Schechter, Paula Braitstein, Kathy Li, Mark Tyndall, Patricia Spittal, Arn Schilder, Caitlin Johnston, Robert S. Hogg, Martin T. Schechter
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of, and factors associated with, sexual violence in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, among injection drug using men and women. The Vancouver Injection Drug User Study is a prospective...
A. Crisan, H. Y. Wong, J. C. Johnston, C. Colijn, M. Otterstatter, L. Hiscoe, R. Parker, S. L. Pollock, J. L. Gardy
British Columbia (BC) has a low incidence of tuberculosis (TB), with the burden of endogenously acquired disease concentrated among vulnerable populations, including the homeless. In May 2008, a TB outbreak began in a BC homeless shelter, with a...
LaVerne Monette, Sean B. Rourke, Ruthann Tucker, Saara Greene, Michael Sobota, Jay Koornstra, Steve Byers, Amrita Ahluwalia, Tsegaye M. Bekele, Jean Bacon, Christine Johnston, Stephen W. Hwang, James Dunn, Dale Guenter
Aboriginal people are vastly overrepresented in the HIV epidemic in Canada, but little is known about whether some Aboriginal groups are more at risk than others. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the differences in health and social...