ERIC Number: ED309233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Faces of Homelessness.
Hope, Marjorie; Young, James
Homelessness affects a wide cross-section of society. Causes of homelessness, attempted remedies, and potential solutions for the future are presented. Descriptions of the experiences of men, women, and children who have fallen through the "safety net" of social services are included from cities throughout the country. Support is given for the conclusion that the basic causes of homelessness are political. Discussions are presented in a prologue, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Bench," and in the following 10 chapters: (1) "The Homeless: Types and Stereotypes"; (2) "On the Street, On the Road"; (3) "Homeless in Washington"; (4) "Down and Out in Cincinnati"; (5) "Displacement and the Housing Crisis"; (6) "Back Ward, Back Alleys: The Deinstitutionalized and the Never Institutionalized Mentally Ill"; (7) "Work, Welfare, and Well Being"; (8) "Work with the Homeless: Emerging Trends"; (9) "Prevention Versus Containment: Conflicting Ideologies"; and (10) "Prospects and Proposals." Notes, arranged by chapter; an index; and information about the authors are included. (VM)
Descriptors: Community Services, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Homeless People, Housing Deficiencies, Housing Industry, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Disorders, Political Issues, Social Problems, Social Services, Unemployment
Lexington Books, D. C. Heath and Co., 125 Spring Street, Lexington, MA 02173 ($27.00).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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