Research suggests that between 6 and 14 percent of the US population has been homeless at some point in their livesa huge number of people. No Longer Homeless shares the stories of people who have formerly been homeless to examine how they transition off the streets, find housing, and stay housed. No Longer Homeless offers a unique perspective of people who have managed to change their lives, the resources they needed, and the factors that contributed to lasting change.
The book profiles men and women of different races and ages across the country, and it shares stories of people who have been off the streets from two months to twenty years. It addresses topics such as addiction, mental health, incomefrom formal employment and off-the-books work, and community resources. No Longer Homeless is a powerful look at a group of people we rarely hear aboutthose who have formerly been on the streetssharing the details of their lives to help individuals, organizations, and communities learn to better support the ongoing challenges of homelessness.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
David Wagner is professor emeritus in sociology and social work at the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of nine books, including Checkerboard Square: Culture and Resistance in a Homeless Community, which won the C. Wright Mills Award.
Gemma Atticks is a recent graduate of the Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern Maine.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1Introduction: Giving Voice to the Ex-Homeless
Chapter 2Profiles of Formerly Homeless People: Some Surprising Successes
Chapter 3The Fight to Secure and Stay in Housing
Chapter 4The Income to Live and Avoid Homelessness
Chapter 5Community, Support, and Staying Housed
Chapter 6The Therapeutic Road to Recovery: Exits from Homelessness