ERIC Number: EJ997107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
The Second Student-Run Homeless Shelter
Seider, Scott C.
Journal of College and Character, v13 n3 Aug 2012
From 1983-2011, the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was the only student-run homeless shelter in the United States. However, college students at Villanova, Temple, Drexel, the University of Pennsylvania, and Swarthmore drew upon the HSHS model to open their own student-run homeless shelter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in January 2012. This article describes the process by which the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia opened its doors, as well as the successes and challenges encountered in its first year of operation. The feasibility of this student-run model expanding to other American cities is also considered.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Emergency Shelters, College Students, Student Organizations, Student Leadership
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania