Health and Hearth: Formerly Homeless Youths' Experiences of Transition into Permanent Supportive Housing
In January of 2014 the first city-funded permanent supportive housing building exclusively designated for transition-aged youth (ages 18-24) was opened in San Francisco. We are conducting an ongoing mixed epidemiological ethnographic assessment of the trajectories of 44 youth entering into permanent supportive housing. Using participant observation, in-depth individual interviews, and survey data, we will document the experiences of youth entering into permanent supportive housing and describe the impact of housing on health-related behaviors.
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Describe the experiences of homeless youth entering into permanent supportive housing. Identify housing-related factors that impact youths’ health behaviors.
Keyword(s): Homelessness, Youth
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am one of the two principal ethnographers on this project. I am a first year Sociology PhD student at Yale. My interests are health disparities, stigma, and marginality. I am also an ethnographer on another UC Berkeley project and the principal investigator on my own CPHS/IRB approved study on injection drug users.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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