The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the self-identified needs of individuals experiencing homelessness (IEH) in Whittier. The study consisted of quantitative and qualitative research. Needs of IEH were assessed through survey. It was found that there are plenty of resources in Whittier that provide food for those in need. The most verbalized immediate need was access to hygiene supplies and shower services. Services identified to be in highest need were permanent housing, emergency housing, dental services, income assistance programs, and health services. Regarding access, emergency housing and transportation support services were found to be the most difficult to access. Values and beliefs of community members in relation to the city’s state of homelessness were assessed by survey. To understand whether the City of Whittier has the capacity to meet the needs of IEH interviews were conducted with two service providers and one city official.
|Commitee:||Potts, Marilyn, Wilson, Steve|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Access to services, California, Homeless policy, Homelessness, Self-identified needs|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be