Pathways out of homelessness
This paper describes the importance of a life management enhancement group intervention for older minority women in developing personal control and self-confidence in social relationships as they overcome homelessness. Women in the treatment group showed significantly greater personal control and higher levels of self-confidence following the six-week intervention than women in the control group.
This research asks: ‘Is there a connection between how people become homeless, how long they remain homeless and how they ‘get out’ of homelessness?’ A review of the literature identified two gaps directly relevant to the issue of movement in and out of homelessness. First, why people experience homelessness for different lengths of time when they face similar structural conditions.
This paper reports on recently completed research on women’s transitions out of homelessness and the role of housing and associated support services in offering ‘independence’. It will provide an overview of the research and the outcomes in the final report. The research sought to answer the following questions: a. What kinds of housing and support services do homeless women utilize? b.
This is the second of two main reports for the project “Women, housing and transitions out of homelessness”. The earlier Stage 2 Report (Jerome et al, 2002) was based on an extensive, systematic review of the national and international literature on homelessness and specifically women’s homelessness.
Single homeless women are often described as the hidden homeless, whilst homelessness itself has been described as advanced marginality in a risk society. This research provides an analysis of the pathways into and out of homelessness of single women aged 25-45 years without children in their care.
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