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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2004): Homelessness - Overseas

HOMING INSTINCT

T. Philpot

Community Care, Nov.11th-17th 2004, p.32-33

Describes how the US charity Common Ground converts run-down hotels into supported accommodation for homeless people and low-paid workers. Job counselling, health and social services are provided on site.

RUNAWAY YOUTH SYSTEM DYNAMICS: A THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH POLICY

K.M. Staller

Families in Society, vol.85, 2004, p.379-390

In this article, the author develops a dynamic model which she then applies to the behaviour of runaway and homeless young people and shelter use. Together the model and supporting evidence suggest that the network of emergency shelters intended for runaway youth in the USA may be being misused. The existence of the network may be encouraging agencies to dump their most challenging long-term young homeless clients in the shelters.

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