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  • Individual Author: Byrne, Thomas; Fargo, Jamison D.; Montgomery, Ann Elizabeth; Roberts, Christopher P.; Culhane, Dennis P.; Kane, Vincent
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 2015

    Objective: This study examined veterans' responses to the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) universal screen for homelessness and risk of homelessness during the first 12 months of implementation.

    Methods: We calculated the baseline annual frequency of homelessness and risk of homelessness among all veterans who completed an initial screen during the study period. We measured changes in housing status among veterans who initially screened positive and then completed a follow-up screen, assessed factors associated with such changes, and identified distinct risk profiles of veterans who completed a follow-up screen.

    Results: More than 4 million veterans completed an initial screen; 1.8% (n=77,621) screened positive for homelessness or risk of homelessness. Of those who initially screened positive for either homelessness or risk of homelessness and who completed a second screen during the study period, 85.0% (n=15,060) resolved their housing instability prior to their second screen. Age, sex, race, VHA eligibility, and screening location were all associated with...

    Objective: This study examined veterans' responses to the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA's) universal screen for homelessness and risk of homelessness during the first 12 months of implementation.

    Methods: We calculated the baseline annual frequency of homelessness and risk of homelessness among all veterans who completed an initial screen during the study period. We measured changes in housing status among veterans who initially screened positive and then completed a follow-up screen, assessed factors associated with such changes, and identified distinct risk profiles of veterans who completed a follow-up screen.

    Results: More than 4 million veterans completed an initial screen; 1.8% (n=77,621) screened positive for homelessness or risk of homelessness. Of those who initially screened positive for either homelessness or risk of homelessness and who completed a second screen during the study period, 85.0% (n=15,060) resolved their housing instability prior to their second screen. Age, sex, race, VHA eligibility, and screening location were all associated with changes in housing stability. We identified four distinct risk profiles for veterans with ongoing housing instability.

    Conclusion: To address homelessness among veterans, efforts should include increased and targeted engagement of veterans experiencing persistent housing instability. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Cunningham, Mary K.; Gillespie, Sarah; Tilsley, Alexandra
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2017

    On any given night, nearly 550,000 people—parents, kids, veterans—are homeless.

    These numbers, though staggering, represent a drop from 2010, when the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released Opening Doors, a federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness by the end of 2020.

    Ending homelessness doesn’t mean that no one is ever homeless again. It means that homelessness is rare and short because communities have systems to immediately re-house someone who becomes homeless.

    Progress has been mixed—some communities have ended veteran homelessness, while others still struggle—but it’s clear that ending homelessness is only achievable if resources are committed to evidence-based programs. (Author abstract)

    On any given night, nearly 550,000 people—parents, kids, veterans—are homeless.

    These numbers, though staggering, represent a drop from 2010, when the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released Opening Doors, a federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness by the end of 2020.

    Ending homelessness doesn’t mean that no one is ever homeless again. It means that homelessness is rare and short because communities have systems to immediately re-house someone who becomes homeless.

    Progress has been mixed—some communities have ended veteran homelessness, while others still struggle—but it’s clear that ending homelessness is only achievable if resources are committed to evidence-based programs. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Office of Child Support Enforcement
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2011

    The Promoting Child Well-Being & Family Self-Sufficiency Fact Sheet Series discusses how and why the child support program provides innovative services to families across six interrelated areas to assure that parents have the tools and resources they need to support their children and be positively involved in raising them. This fact sheet focuses on how the child support program and military and veterans organizations can work together to help parents who serve our country meet their responsibilities to their children and be the parents they want to be. (Author introduction)

    The Promoting Child Well-Being & Family Self-Sufficiency Fact Sheet Series discusses how and why the child support program provides innovative services to families across six interrelated areas to assure that parents have the tools and resources they need to support their children and be positively involved in raising them. This fact sheet focuses on how the child support program and military and veterans organizations can work together to help parents who serve our country meet their responsibilities to their children and be the parents they want to be. (Author introduction)

  • Individual Author: Heflin, Colleen; Miller, Kathleen
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 2012

    Given the recent economic crisis and the accompanying funding cuts across social service programs, it is helpful to observe the geographic distribution of demographic characteristics and economic conditions that together create a human service needs profile. The authors provide a conceptual framework for a systematic analysis of county characteristics and demonstrate that rural areas of America have higher levels of needs and more complex needs than do metropolitan areas. This suggests that human service strategies that are successful in metropolitan areas may not translate well to nonmetropolitan areas. (Author abstract)

    Given the recent economic crisis and the accompanying funding cuts across social service programs, it is helpful to observe the geographic distribution of demographic characteristics and economic conditions that together create a human service needs profile. The authors provide a conceptual framework for a systematic analysis of county characteristics and demonstrate that rural areas of America have higher levels of needs and more complex needs than do metropolitan areas. This suggests that human service strategies that are successful in metropolitan areas may not translate well to nonmetropolitan areas. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Osborne, Cynthia; Dillon, Amanda
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2013

    Cases involving active duty military personnel and veteran families within the child support system are often more complex in nature than those of the general population. Some of the complications arise as a result of institutional barriers between the child support system and the military system. These complications are then compounded by the nature of a service member’s job such as multiple moves, pay changes, paternity establishment during deployment, multiple deployments, year-long absences, and physical and mental disabilities that result from military service. To provide specialized support for active duty service members and veterans’ child support and parenting time needs, the Texas Office of the Attorney General – Child Support Division (OAG-CSD) developed the Help Establishing Responsive Orders and Ensuring Support (HEROES) for Children in Military Families pilot program. The HEROES project is designed to provide enhanced, family-centered child support services with the objectives of increasing compliance with current child support obligations; ensuring accurate...

    Cases involving active duty military personnel and veteran families within the child support system are often more complex in nature than those of the general population. Some of the complications arise as a result of institutional barriers between the child support system and the military system. These complications are then compounded by the nature of a service member’s job such as multiple moves, pay changes, paternity establishment during deployment, multiple deployments, year-long absences, and physical and mental disabilities that result from military service. To provide specialized support for active duty service members and veterans’ child support and parenting time needs, the Texas Office of the Attorney General – Child Support Division (OAG-CSD) developed the Help Establishing Responsive Orders and Ensuring Support (HEROES) for Children in Military Families pilot program. The HEROES project is designed to provide enhanced, family-centered child support services with the objectives of increasing compliance with current child support obligations; ensuring accurate establishment of support orders, expediting review and adjustments of orders; preventing the accumulation of arrears; and supporting increased parenting cooperation. The OAG-CSD asked Dr. Cynthia Osborne and CFRP to evaluate the implementation of the pilot program.  CFRP’s goals are to determine the unique challenges that military and veteran families face in regards to child support and parenting; document what the HEROES project has done to address these unique challenges; identify lessons learned through the pilot program that enhance or limit the successful implementation of the HEROES project; and provide recommendations to the OAG-CSD on how the HEROES project may address any challenges that arise. (Author introduction)

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