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Suzanne Zerger
In substance abuse treatment, a gap exists between scientific research and clinical practice that is not common to other fields of medicine. This gap between research and practice is a concern shared in the Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) field...
Suzanne Zerger
People who are homeless are more than three times as likely to smoke than those who are housed. Aside from the risks associated with homelessness and life on the streets, this is a dangerous health disparity. Sometimes it is easy to see smoking as a...
Suzanne Zerger
Daniel Malone’s research shows that a criminal background does not predict success or failure of housing retention. Mr. Malone is Director of Housing Programs for the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) in Seattle, Washington. His paper, “...
Suzanne Zerger
In Toronto, an innovative program is helping people who are homeless or living in poverty to find new community connections - in the garden. The Fred Victor Centre Garden Group tends to a community garden plot. Together, the group harvests well-...
Suzanne Zerger
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Ken Kraybill, Suzanne Zerger
Clinicians working with homeless individuals who have substance use disorders understand the critical need – and dire lack of – appropriate, accessible, and effective treatment for those in their care. And, much of the scientific research on what...
Cheryl Zlotnick, Suzanne Zerger
For almost two decades, the US Health Care for the Homeless Program (HCH) has funded clinics across the country for homeless populations. Between October and December 2003, for the first time ever, a nationally representative sample of the almost...
Livia Davis, Susan Foster, Suzanne Zerger
The Services in Supportive Housing (SSH) Annual Report describes the program and its activities through the end of September 2009. The objective of the SSH program is to increase housing stability and level of functioning for consumers. This report...
Tammy. Tam, Suzanne. Zerger
Many children living in homeless situations in the U.S. have temporary stays in foster care, and both populations suffer disproportionately higher rates of physical, psychological and social difficulties compared with other children. However, very...
Suzanne Zerger, Aaron J. Strehlow, Adi V. Gundlapalli
Young adults (ages 18-24) are especially vulnerable to homelessness in the United States, and those experiencing homelessness exhibit high prevalence for many kinds of abuse and negative health outcomes. This article reviews common behavioral health...
Barry G. Saver, Linda Weinreb, Lillian Gelberg, Suzanne Zerger
Homeless women have both a higher rate of pregnancy and a higher proportion of unintended pregnancies than other American women. The authors sought to learn about contraception services offered by providers of health care to homeless women and...
Maritt Kirst, Suzanne Zerger, Vachan Misir, Stephen Hwang, Vicky Stergiopoulos
There is strong evidence that Housing First interventions are effective in improving housing stability and quality of life among homeless people with mental illness and addictions. However, there is very little evidence on the effectiveness of...
Amy S. Katz, Suzanne Zerger, Stephen W. Hwang
Researchers, policy-makers, and political leaders in Canada and the US are championing the ‘Housing First’ (HF) intervention as a solution to homelessness. HF supplies people experiencing both homelessness and challenges around mental health with...
Maritt Kirst, Suzanne Zerger, Deborah Wise Harris, Erin Plenert, Vicky Stergiopoulos
Objectives Hope is widely embraced as an important factor in the recovery process. The role of housing in inspiring hope and facilitating recovery has been explored with homeless populations but is not well understood. This study...
Vicky Stergiopoulos, Stephen Hwang, Agnes Gozdzik, Jeyagobi Jeyaratnam, Vachan Misir, Rosane Nisenbaum, Suzanne Zerger, Maritt Kirst
This report documents the final results of the At Home/Chez Soi Toronto site’s research demonstration project, which examined Housing First as a means of ending homelessness for people who are living with mental illness with a particular focus on...