How did I get here?: Exploring the lived experiences of Windsor-Essex County’s Street Involved

How did I get here?: Exploring the lived experiences of Windsor-Essex County’s Street Involved

How did I get here?: Exploring the lived experiences of Windsor-Essex County’s Street Involved


Naomi Levitz

St. Clair College

Research indicates that individuals experiencing homelessness and those who were recently housed following homelessness (housed within 1-21 months) experience higher levels of boredom, decreased meaningful activity, and lower community belonging, compared to people who have been housed. Higher reported boredom can lead to increased drug use and hopelessness, as well as lower mental well-being.

The proposed research project would use storytelling and personal narratives to help uncover meaning and identify opportunities to increase meaningful activity among a population of people experiencing chronic homelessness and/or those recently housed through Windsor-Essex Housing Connections, the local Housing First strategy.

Related Programs:
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FUNDER:

WE-SPARK Health Institute

GRANT DURATION:

2021-2022

CO-INVESTIGATOR

St. Clair College

  • Elizabeth Strutt-Macleod

COLLABORATOR

Family Services Windsor-Essex (FWSE)

  • Allison Prieur

 

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