Author: Charles Odeyale

Community-Tools

According to the Baltimore Sun, an estimated 600 people sleep on Baltimore streets on a typical night, and thousands lack stable housing. According to National Institute of Health, without holistic supportive services, housing is often not enough to end homelessness. The homeless, who may be veterans and/or persons with mental health problems, substance use disorders, substance use and mental health problems, may not be in good command of the life- and/or soft-skills needed to cope with stable work and housing. Also, some homeless people exhibit separation anxiety, not desiring to and/or care to move off the street. Therefore, in addition to the prevailing homeless integrated services, and supports, such as the Continuum of Care, there is a need for a uniquely designed and implemented Homeless Transformation Framework (HTF) to enhance the homeless’ coping resources, and personal and social competencies to transition to self-sufficiency. Read more...