Journal article

Needed: services research with homeless young people.

Norweeta G Milburn, Doreen Rosenthal, Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus

J Health Soc Policy | Published : 2005

Abstract

Most research has focused on the individual characteristics of homeless young people, yet contextual factors such as service delivery are crucial to understanding this population's pathways in and out of home or stable accommodations. The limited research that has examined service delivery has documented the importance of providing appropriate services. To understand the pathways that enable young people to exit homelessness and become safely housed, we discuss the need for better descriptive and evaluation information that accurately reflects the perspectives of service providers and clients.