The Power of Perceptions: Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Views of the Homeless Population
MetadataShow full item record
The following study is an examination of the views and perceptions individuals working in careers relating to homelessness in Michigan have about the population that they serve. Qualitative data was collected from ten current and former homeless assistance providers whose jobs range from running a homeless shelter in Lansing, Michigan to implementing policies and programs at a state level that have both positive and negative impacts on the lives of the homeless. This study concludes, using Talmadge Wright's framework on the causes of homelessness that there is a direct relationship between how a homeless assistance provider perceives the factors contributing to homelessness and what solutions they will propose to solve the problem of homelessness. Interpretations of the social and economic costs of homelessness were taken into account to strengthen the above conclusion.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
"There's No One Closer to K Than Homeless People": The Role of Class and Aesthetics in the Exclusion of Individuals Experiencing Homelessness from Kalamazoo College's Campus Van Heest, Allie (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2012)This study interrogates the relationship between Kalamazoo College and individuals experiencing homelessness in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with a particular focus on the roles played by the built environment, campus security, ...
Rhodes, Emily (2009-04-27)In the State of Michigan there were 79,940 people who experienced homelessness in 2007 (Benchmark Report 2007). This number was calculated through the collection of data from four hundred and fifty five organizations across ...
Bain, Wendy (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 1998)The structure of this Senior Individualized Project reflects my goals in writing it after having answered many of my personal questions. First, it is an opportunity to consolidate, for myself, what I have learned so that ...