Homelessness, substance misuse, and access to public entitlements in a soup kitchen population.

@article{Nwakeze2003HomelessnessSM,
  title={Homelessness, substance misuse, and access to public entitlements in a soup kitchen population.},
  author={Peter C Nwakeze and Stephen Magura and Andrew Rosenblum and Herman Joseph},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 3-6},
  pages={645-68}
}
The study examined the effects of homelessness on access to public entitlements (Medicaid and food stamp programs) in a soup kitchen population. Data were collected between 1997 and 1999 from a sample of 343 adults at two soup kitchen sites in New York City. Five hypotheses, focusing on the effects of housing status (literal homelessness, unstable housing, and domiciled), frequency of drug/heavy alcohol use, drug/alcohol-user treatment history and childcare responsibilities on access to… CONTINUE READING