The purpose of this project was to conduct a community risk assessment to identify the needs of the homeless community in the Venice Beach neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Data were collected based on the four domains of risk factors that contribute to homelessness: individual, community, institutional, and economic. Existing quantitative data from local, state, and federal sources were organized by domain to assess the needs of the Venice Beach homeless community. Areas of need that were identified included affordable housing, mental health and substance abuse programs, and assistance for survivors of domestic violence.
Future research should focus on identifying community leaders and exploring attitudes about the existing relationship between the homeless population and the rest of the community in a way that is focused on problem solving and creating additional services for the benefit of the entire community.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Green, Yolanda|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Community needs, Homeless, Los Angeles, Venice Beach|
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