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A Preliminary Analysis of Research on Recovery from Homelessness

A Preliminary Analysis of Research on Recovery from Homelessness AbstractChanging attitudes toward the poor are producing sweeping revisions in public welfare. The homeless population may be particularly affected by stricter guidelines for subsidies and selVice. This article reports findings from the first 2 years of an ongoing, qualitative, longitudinal study of nine formerly homeless families who received selVices at a transitional shelter in 1994. The purpose was to explore the extent to which these families were able to maintain self-sufficiency. One year after care, two families were on the verge of homelessness again, and all needed public assistance to meet basic needs. Two years after care, eight families were beginning to attain economic self-sufficiency. Recommendations address programmatic issues, including the need for comprehensive selVices during the shelter stay and family mentoring during the rehousing process. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Distress and Homeless Taylor & Francis

A Preliminary Analysis of Research on Recovery from Homelessness

A Preliminary Analysis of Research on Recovery from Homelessness

Abstract

AbstractChanging attitudes toward the poor are producing sweeping revisions in public welfare. The homeless population may be particularly affected by stricter guidelines for subsidies and selVice. This article reports findings from the first 2 years of an ongoing, qualitative, longitudinal study of nine formerly homeless families who received selVices at a transitional shelter in 1994. The purpose was to explore the extent to which these families were able to maintain self-sufficiency. One...
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright 1998 Taylor and Francis Group LLC
ISSN
1573-658X
eISSN
1053-0789
DOI
10.1023/A:1022983712568
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Abstract

AbstractChanging attitudes toward the poor are producing sweeping revisions in public welfare. The homeless population may be particularly affected by stricter guidelines for subsidies and selVice. This article reports findings from the first 2 years of an ongoing, qualitative, longitudinal study of nine formerly homeless families who received selVices at a transitional shelter in 1994. The purpose was to explore the extent to which these families were able to maintain self-sufficiency. One year after care, two families were on the verge of homelessness again, and all needed public assistance to meet basic needs. Two years after care, eight families were beginning to attain economic self-sufficiency. Recommendations address programmatic issues, including the need for comprehensive selVices during the shelter stay and family mentoring during the rehousing process.

Journal

Journal of Social Distress and HomelessTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1998

Keywords: Homelessness; Transitional shelters; Women and children; Families; Crisis theory

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