ERIC Number: EJ466562
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
When a House Is Not a Home: Exploring the Meaning of Shelter among Chronically Homeless Older Men.
Elias, Christopher J.; Inui, Thomas S.
Gerontologist, v33 n3 p396-402 Jun 1993
Explored world of 35 chronically homeless older men in downtown Seattle, with special attention to their experience of shelter and its effect on health-seeking behavior. Found that experience of shelter was intertwined with perceptions of self and use of alcohol. For many, public shelter provided safety, support, community, and opportunity to regain sobriety but only temporarily. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A