A Case Study of Sarah's House Case Study by Nicky

A case study on homelessness done at the shelter, Sarah's House.
# 149886 | 6,718 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 10, 2012 in Sociology (Social Work) , Hot Topics (General)

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This is a case study on homelessness. The case study takes place in Maryland and looks at non-urban homelessness throughout that area. Much of the research and information was gathered at a homeless shelter called Sarah's House. The writer states the purpose of the study is to help understand homeless characteristics in many different settings in hopes of providing assistance to those living in these areas.

Purpose Statement
Significance of Study
Review of the Literature
Extent and Recurrence of Homelessness
Methodology/Research Design
Interviews at Sarah's House
Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"This study was conducted to bring attention to the challenges of the non-urban homeless. Previous literature emphasizes urban homelessness more than suburban homelessness. This study shows that the topic of homelessness can be biased because when most people think of the homeless, they think of an urban or metropolis type of area. This study focused on suburban Anne Arundel County, Maryland and illustrates that homelessness is common in both suburban and urban areas.
"This study helps to understand if homeless characteristics found through the research fit into some of the categories mentioned in the literature. These characteristics include gender and socioeconomic status and how they relate to both suburban and urban homelessness. This research can assist in learning more about the homeless and determining if the research is comparable to situations within urban and suburban communities. The rationale for this study is to explore additional avenues on the issue of homelessness such as researching suburban homeless versus those in more urban areas. Learning certain characteristics about the homeless can assist in helping those who are in need. This project can insure new plans and programs to assist those living in poverty in more suburban areas."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Psychiatric Association, The American Journal of Psychiatry. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Homelessness and Utilization of Mental Health Services Among 10,340 Patients with Serious Mental Illness in a Large Public Mental Health System, http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org, February 2005
  • Annual Report on Homelessness. 2007
  • Burt, R. Martha, Pearson, L. Carol and Montgomery, Elizabeth Ann. Homelessness, books.google.com, 2007
  • Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Poverty Amidst Plenty: The Two Faces of Anne Arundel County, A Guide to Action, www.volunteerannearundel.org, 2008
  • Department of Human Resources. www.dhr.state.md.us, 2007

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