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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Homelessness Through the Eyes of Project Homeless Connect: Are People who are Homeless Truly Getting Connected?

Our study analyzes the effect Project Homeless Connect that was held in Rochester on September 22, 2011 at the Blue Cross Arena. The sample approach was convenience self-selection method and was collected using point-in time measures. Data collection was completed in a three-step process that included a questionnaire that was completed at Project Homeless Connect. Each table of providers also recorded the number of participants at their table; it was then analyzed if the participants attend follow up visits made at Project Homeless Connect. The hypothesis of the study include (1) Project Homeless connect was effective at demonstrating a 50% or higher success rate of individuals following up to appointments to community services; (2) Based on research, women are more concerned with safety of where they will be spending the night. Therefore, men who attended Project Homeless connect are more likely to use emergency housing then women.

Presenters: Linda Beaty (Brockport/Nazareth) --
Lisa Viscuso (Brockport/Nazareth) --
Topic: Social Work - Poster Session
Location: Edwards Hall Lobby
Time: 9 am (Session I)