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Escape Routes: Meta analysis of Homelessness in LA

July 13, 2018
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April 2018, by Economic Roundtable. Underwritten by the Conrad Hilton Foundation

Chronic homelessness is a catastrophe and the result of multiple failures, both before and after the onset of homelessness. This meta-analysis of information about homelessness experienced in Los Angeles County frames issues to be addressed through direct services as well as research. It brings together 26 point-in-time data sets to provide a single panoramic description of people without homes who are living in places not meant for human habitation. The objective is to identify the common reality underlying the data and provide a description that is more comprehensive and reliable than information from any single source. Read the report here.

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Social Determinants of Health: Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County (2015)

August 3, 2015
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Social Determinants of Health: Rising Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha/reports/LAHealthBrief2011/FoodInsecurity/Food_Insecurity_2015Fs.pdf

County of Los Angeles, Public Health Department

Search Terms: Los Angeles, food insecurity, nutrition, social determinants of health, public health

Summary: This report describes the state of food insecurity in Los Angeles County and is the third report in a series from Los Angeles County Department of Public Health addressing the social determinants of health. Food insecurity can have significant negative impacts on health and well-being across the life span, including impairing growth and development among children, increasing risks for depression and other mental health conditions among adolescents, and contributing to malnutrition and worsened medical conditions in the elderly. Immediate and concerted action is needed to respond to this crisis and ensure that all people can fulfill the basic need for adequate nutrition.

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2013 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count: Overall Results for Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Continuum of Care (2013)

August 3, 2015
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Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Search Terms: Los Angeles, census, aging, demographics, black, white, latino, veterans, homeless youth

Summary: Point-in-time count of homeless in Los Angeles focusing on geographic distribution and demographics, with special attention to categories such as veterans and youth. Significant findings include that the homeless population of the region is getting older and more white compared to last count in 2011, although the slight majority of homeless are African-American. The proportion of adult males increased significantly whereas the proportion of adult females, female children, and male children decreased.

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No Way Home: Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Homeless Youth in Hollywood (2010)

August 3, 2015
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No Way Home: Understanding the Needs and Experiences of Homeless Youth In Hollywood (2010).

www.hhyp.org/downloads/HHYP_TCE_Report_11-17-10.pdf

Author:Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership

Search Terms: Hollywood, child protective services, juvenile justice system

Summary: Analyzes findings on how youth become homeless; their health, educational, and vocational needs; service utilization and experiences; and risk factors such as involvement with child protective services and justice systems. Recommends service improvements.

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Service Utilization Among Homeless and Runaway Youth in Los Angeles, California: Rates and Reasons (1999)

August 3, 2015
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10401975

De Rosa CJ, Montgomery SB, Kipke MD, Iverson E, Ma JL, Unger JB.

Search Terms: homeless youths, service patterns, drop-in centers, service utilization, runaway youth, Los Angeles

Summary: This article describes service utilization patterns of homeless and runaway youth in a “service-rich” area of Los Angeles, California; identify demographic and other correlates of utilization; and contextualize the findings with qualitative data. Because shelters and drop-in centers act as gateways to other services and offer intervention potential for these hard-to-reach youth, it is vital that we understand the perceived barriers to service utilization

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Los Angeles County Services for Transition Age Youth: Programs, Data and Recommendations (2007)

August 3, 2015
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Los Angeles County TAY Working Group

Search Terms: transition age youth, policy, social services, Los Angeles, casa, insurance, demographics

Summary: This report provides an overview of the conditions of youth ages 11-25 in Los Angeles County, along with specific information on programs and services provided by County government. It is apparent in most parts of Los Angeles County that historic boundaries between government jurisdictions, institutions and programs make it harder rather than easier for youth and families to find the help and support they need. It will take the combined efforts of families, communities, schools, cities, community-based agencies and faith groups to help our youth succeed in school and in life, and to help communities support families so that they can give their children the best possible start.

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