Mistrust of Outreach Workers and Lack of Confidence in Available Services Among Individuals who are Chronically Street Homeless

@article{Kryda2008MistrustOO,
  title={Mistrust of Outreach Workers and Lack of Confidence in Available Services Among Individuals who are Chronically Street Homeless},
  author={Aimee D. Kryda and Michael Compton},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={144-150}
}
This qualitative study explored how individuals who are homeless perceive outreach practices and available services. Interviews were conducted with 24 people who had been homeless for ≥1 year and who consistently resided on the streets of west midtown, Manhattan, New York. Reasons why these individuals refuse services include a pervasive mistrust of outreach workers and the agencies that employ them, as well as a prominent lack of confidence in available services. The findings suggest a need… CONTINUE READING

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