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7 -Semi Structured Interviews + The person(s) in charge. + A volunteer + A handful of homeless people (± 5) - Data collection + Assisted in record entry > Kechara Restaurant “membership” applications *Show form -Semi Structured Interviews + The person(s) in charge. + A volunteer + A handful of homeless people (± 5) - Data collection + Assisted in record entry > Kechara Restaurant “membership” applications *Show form

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10 -Found in over 80% of the homeless population -Onset usually around the same time an individual becomes homeless -Over 25% suicide rate -Other health risks a contributing factor (i.e. malnutrition)  Kechara operators claim that approx. 75% of their clients needed counseling and psychological help  Many of whom, feel left out from society -Found in over 80% of the homeless population -Onset usually around the same time an individual becomes homeless -Over 25% suicide rate -Other health risks a contributing factor (i.e. malnutrition)  Kechara operators claim that approx. 75% of their clients needed counseling and psychological help  Many of whom, feel left out from society Moskowitz, A., Stein, J., & Lightfoot, M. (2013). The Mediating Roles of Stress and Maladaptive Behaviors on Self-Harm and Suicide Attempts Among Runaway and Homeless Youth. Journal Of Youth & Adolescence, 42(7),

11 -Almost every homeless society tests positively for addiction to illegal substances. -20 % – 30% of deaths among homeless occurs due to overdose/substance abuse. -Rehab is a big part of the aid extended to the homeless  Data collected from Kechara + Almost 40% of the clients, had a history of drug addiction (i.e. heroin, meth and cannabis) -Almost every homeless society tests positively for addiction to illegal substances. -20 % – 30% of deaths among homeless occurs due to overdose/substance abuse. -Rehab is a big part of the aid extended to the homeless  Data collected from Kechara + Almost 40% of the clients, had a history of drug addiction (i.e. heroin, meth and cannabis) Tsai, J., Kasprow, W. J., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2014). Alcohol and drug use disorders among homeless veterans: Prevalence and association with supported housing outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2),

12 -Criminal records as also positively linked to the state of being homelessness -Most often seen through theft, manslaughter and illegal distribution (sale and purchase) of harmful substances -Sexual offenses are also observed in 15% – 20% of the population  Kechara operators claims that there are few of them are ex convicts. (i.e. robbery, drugs, domestic violence) -Criminal records as also positively linked to the state of being homelessness -Most often seen through theft, manslaughter and illegal distribution (sale and purchase) of harmful substances -Sexual offenses are also observed in 15% – 20% of the population  Kechara operators claims that there are few of them are ex convicts. (i.e. robbery, drugs, domestic violence) Baratvand, M., Soodani, M., Zarei, E., & Asadollahi, A. (2013). Sexual Abuse and Drug Abuse Among Homeless Children in Ahvaz, Iran. Child Abuse Review, 22(6),

13 -Homeless adolescents and women usually fall victim to the sex trade -Sexually deviant behavior and position inflicts about 20% of the homeless in the united states -The number is suspected to be higher as aforementioned % are only the reported cases  One specific case from Kechara + Victim of sex trade became homeless -Homeless adolescents and women usually fall victim to the sex trade -Sexually deviant behavior and position inflicts about 20% of the homeless in the united states -The number is suspected to be higher as aforementioned % are only the reported cases  One specific case from Kechara + Victim of sex trade became homeless Warf, C. W., Clark, L. F., Desai, M., Rabinovitz, S. J., Agahi, G., Calvo, R., & Hoffmann, J. (2013). Coming of age on the streets: Survival sex among homeless young women in Hollywood. Journal Of Adolescence, 36(6),

14 -Statistics + Estimated exponential rise in number of homeless people in the next ten years (Bender, Ferguson & Thompson, 2014) -Developmental Problems + Slow Physical & Cognitive Growth -Educational Deprivation/Partiality + Discrimination among educators -Employment Opportunities + Discrimination among employers/companies = Society is breeding more homeless, not lessening them! -Statistics + Estimated exponential rise in number of homeless people in the next ten years (Bender, Ferguson & Thompson, 2014) -Developmental Problems + Slow Physical & Cognitive Growth -Educational Deprivation/Partiality + Discrimination among educators -Employment Opportunities + Discrimination among employers/companies = Society is breeding more homeless, not lessening them!

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16 -Definition of homelessness -Problems faced -Importance of organizations like Kechera -Definition of homelessness -Problems faced -Importance of organizations like Kechera

17 -Time limitation -Research limitation -Subject limitation -Researcher bias -Only studied on one organization -Time limitation -Research limitation -Subject limitation -Researcher bias -Only studied on one organization

18 Baratvand, M., Soodani, M., Zarei, E., & Asadollahi, A. (2013). Sexual Abuse and Drug Abuse Among Homeless Children in Ahvaz, Iran. Child Abuse Review, 22(6), Ferguson, K. M., Bender, K., & Thompson, S. J. (2014). Predictors of Transience Among Homeless Emerging Adults. Journal Of Adolescent Research, 29(2), Moskowitz, A., Stein, J., & Lightfoot, M. (2013). The Mediating Roles of Stress and Maladaptive Behaviors on Self-Harm and Suicide Attempts Among Runaway and Homeless Youth. Journal Of Youth & Adolescence, 42(7), Tsai, J., Kasprow, W. J., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2014). Alcohol and drug use disorders among homeless veterans: Prevalence and association with supported housing outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2), Warf, C. W., Clark, L. F., Desai, M., Rabinovitz, S. J., Agahi, G., Calvo, R., & Hoffmann, J. (2013). Coming of age on the streets: Survival sex among homeless young women in Hollywood. Journal Of Adolescence, 36(6), Baratvand, M., Soodani, M., Zarei, E., & Asadollahi, A. (2013). Sexual Abuse and Drug Abuse Among Homeless Children in Ahvaz, Iran. Child Abuse Review, 22(6), Ferguson, K. M., Bender, K., & Thompson, S. J. (2014). Predictors of Transience Among Homeless Emerging Adults. Journal Of Adolescent Research, 29(2), Moskowitz, A., Stein, J., & Lightfoot, M. (2013). The Mediating Roles of Stress and Maladaptive Behaviors on Self-Harm and Suicide Attempts Among Runaway and Homeless Youth. Journal Of Youth & Adolescence, 42(7), Tsai, J., Kasprow, W. J., & Rosenheck, R. A. (2014). Alcohol and drug use disorders among homeless veterans: Prevalence and association with supported housing outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 39(2), Warf, C. W., Clark, L. F., Desai, M., Rabinovitz, S. J., Agahi, G., Calvo, R., & Hoffmann, J. (2013). Coming of age on the streets: Survival sex among homeless young women in Hollywood. Journal Of Adolescence, 36(6),


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