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While much has been written about the lack of affordable housing in Winnipeg, the situation in other Manitoba communities has also reached crisis proportions. Thompson for example, has a zero percent rental vacancy rate.  While residents continue to...
Marleny Bonnycastle, Maureen Simpkins, Colin R. Bonnycastle
This project was funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). The City of Thompson is the Community Entity (CE) designated by the Homeless Partnering Strategy (HPS) to report annually on the amount received....
The Thompson Planning District, comprising the City of Thompson and surrounding Local  Government District of  Mystery Lake, retained AECOM to prepare the Thompson and Planning District Sustainable Community Plan (SCP) in August 2009. Concurrent to...
Marleny Bonnycastle, Maureen Simpkins, Colin R. Bonnycastle, Mark Matiasek
Homelessness is a social issue that is complex and not unique to Thompson, Manitoba. For some, homelessness is simply caused by a shortage of affordable housing. While this is one component of the causes of homelessness, the north also has a long...
Marleny M. Bonnycastle, Maureen Simpkins
In 2016, the Without a Home study was conducted nationally to study young people who experience homelessness. With 1,103 respondents from 47 different communities across 10 provinces and territories, this study’s sample size enabled them to conduct...
Sanna Thompson
There are few systematic studies of the school-aged offspring of drug-dependent patients, although this information is useful for planning evidence-based prevention programs. We have completed such a study, which we compare to a similar study...
Natalie Thompson
It has been one year since the White House and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. This article provides an overview of the plan’s goals, objectives,...
John Thompson
The Yukon government has talked about creating a social inclusion plan for four years. So far, it remains just that: talk. For the uninitiated, “social inclusion” is a clinical way for politicians and bureaucrats to discuss the suffering of the poor...
Jacqueline Thompson
A homeless teen or unaccompanied youth that has no permanent place of shelter will be in need of having basic needs met. Their needs will include food, shelter, connecting with educational services, clothing, skills for job seeking and supervision...
Sanna Thompson, Kathleen Kost
This study investigated the likelihood of family reunification across ethnic groups of 14,419 youth using runaway shelter services nationwide. Among White, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian ethnic groups, youths who reported...
Jim
 Woodward, Matt Thompson
Outreach models that offer direct access to income assistance and permanent accommodation have been operating in BC since 2005 when the first pilot outreach project was initiated in the city of Vancouver. Reviews of the state of knowledge around...
R.G. Thompson, D.S. Hasin
An estimated 750,000 to 2 million Americans age 18 to 24 years experience homelessness in any given year (Ammerman et al., 2004). The prevalence of substance use disorders among these young adults is 3 to 4 times higher than that of their never-...
Sanna J. Thompson, Stephanie Begun, Kimberly Bender
Homeless youth face numerous challenging life circumstances, both prior to leaving home and while homeless. Examples of such difficult experiences include exceptionally high rates of pregnancy and early parenthood, particularly in comparison to...