Profile of Florida: Services in transitional housing programs for homeless women with children

Susan Chrisman McMillan, Florida International University

Abstract

Family homelessness is a disturbing social problem in the United States. This study was conducted to determine the scope of components that included services and programs available for homeless women with children in transitional housing programs in Florida and the effectiveness of these components in helping these women move towards independence. Primary data for this study were obtained through questionnaires sent to directors of homeless centers in Florida. Supportive services offered by these centers were evaluated to determine if they enabled homeless women with children to become self-sufficient. The findings of this research indicated that regardless of the size, length of participation, and scope of services provided by the centers, these women showed gains in their ability to move toward self-sufficiency. The results support the hypothesis that transitional housing programs have a positive effect on homeless women with children. ^

Subject Area

Education, Home Economics|Social Work|Education, Adult and Continuing

Recommended Citation

McMillan, Susan Chrisman, "Profile of Florida: Services in transitional housing programs for homeless women with children" (2002). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI3049784.
https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/dissertations/AAI3049784

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