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Policing practices and the criminal justice system hold distinct and dramatic consequences for the most marginalized members of our communities. The complex ways in which the lives of street-involved people intersect with policing and the criminal...
This research project is a welcome and much-needed effort to highlight the needs and issues faced by young people experiencing homelessness in Gold Coast City, to explore the interventions that are taking place and to identify what more can be done...
Wendy Grace Evans
It can be a challenge to get and keep the right staff. In homeless services, staffing issues are often compounded by the demands of the environment and client caseloads. Health Care for the Homeless in Baltimore, Maryland shares some strategies for...
Lkwungen Songhees, Wyomilth Esquimalt, WSÁNEĆ Saanich, Peoples of the Coast, Straits Salish
The booklet sets out tools and techniques that have been well received or recommended by people who are experiencing or have experienced homelessness and have proven to be effective for the individuals and organizations that are undertaking various...
Eunjeong Ko, Holly Nelson-Becker
This qualitative pilot study explored perspectives, needs, and concerns relating to advance care planning among older homeless adults. Twenty-one older adults residing at a transitional housing facility in an urban area of the West coast were...
The Geelong Project (TGP) is a ground breaking, ‘community of schools and youth services’ model of early intervention for young people at risk of disengaging with school, becoming homeless and entering the justice system. It represents a unique...
CBC Special Report, Thursday, November 24, 2011, 7:15 a.m. JOSLYN OOSENBRUG, CBC: Now there are about 2,500 public housing units across the Northwest Territories. Many of them are in desperate need of repair and so...
Lori Culbert
'I wasn't part of society for so long. I needed to be re-educated,' says man homeless for 22 years After being homeless for 22 years, sleeping on a soft mattress in his quiet apartment was a massive adjustment for Chris Larsen...
D. O’Rourke
Every year Community Foundations of Canada releases Canada’s Vital Signs, a national snapshot of quality of life in Canadian communities. And every year issues concerning youth rise to the top of the agenda – ranging from unemployment to varying...
Jon May
Within a growing and varied body of work exploring homeless people’s own understandings and experiences of homelessness, increased attention has begun to focus upon the varying understandings of ‘home’ held by those who are currently ‘home-less’....
Wendy Grace Evans
After twenty years of living on the streets and forty years trapped in the downward spiral of substance use, Tyrone Taylor from Los Angeles talks about how he gives back to a community that has changed his life. “Everybody’s bottom is different....
Wendy Grace Evans
Dennis Plummer, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Homelessness Project in Albuquerque shares his self-care practice of meditation with the HRC’s Wendy Grace Evans. He emphasizes the importance of a commitment to organizational self-care to...
Background: Peer use of take home naloxone has the potential to reduce drug related deaths. There appears to be a paucity of research amongst homeless drug users on the topic. This study explores the acceptability and potential risk of peer use of...
Kathleen Guarino
The National Alliance to End Homelessness holds an annual Conference on Ending Family Homelessness. HRC’s Kathleen Guarino attended the 2009 conference in San Diego, CA, and shares highlights in this article. Each year in February, the National...