Barriers to Community Services for Individuals who are Homeless

Hochstatter, Vincent
This study will triangulate data from a previous study conducted in the summer of 2010 entitled "Comparing Community Services Offered in Wyoming". That study examined community services and barriers to services that are offered to people who are homeless from the perspective of upper management of the community service agencies in five different communities in Wyoming. The objective of this study is to identify and compare the opinions from those community agencies to the options from individuals who are homeless. Methods include a questionnaire distributed to individuals at homeless shelters. Data will be analyzed by comparing the results from community agencies to the actual opinions of homeless individuals. The importance of the study is to evaluate the possible need for more agencies as well as the possible need for more funding for community services offered in the state of Wyoming.
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