ERIC Number: EJ696839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Experiences of Being Homeless or at Risk of Being Homeless among Canadian Youths
Miller, Pamela; Donahue, Peter; Este, Dave; Hofer, Marvin
Adolescence San Diego, v39 n156 p735 Win 2004
A qualitative study was undertaken with four groups -- immigrants, youths, Aboriginal people, and landlords -- in order to explore, compare, and contrast diversity issues among the homeless population and those at risk of homelessness in a larger Canadian city (Calgary, Alberta) with a smaller city (Lethbridge, Alberta), to better understand their needs and to make recommendations for improvement in service delivery and policy formation. This paper focuses on the findings from our sample of youths who shared information on a range of factors that contributed to their being homeless or at risk of being homeless. The youths in this study also shared their positive as well as negative experiences with educators, peers, family members, and social service providers. Canada's homeless include growing numbers of young people, families, women, and members of various ethnic communities, including Aboriginal people and immigrants. Today it is no longer possible to articulate a single silhouette of the homeless, but rather a diversity of profiles is needed. It was in the light of this reality that a study, "Diversity Among the Homeless and Those At Risk," was carried out. It was undertaken with four groups --immigrants, youths, Aboriginal people, and landlords.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Homeless People, Immigrants, Canada Natives, Delivery Systems, At Risk Persons, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Calgary)