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This guide offers resources for topics that may be difficult to discuss. It includes books, ebooks, videos, college resources and community links.

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Working With Young Homeless People

Working With Young Homeless People

Offers information and advice on how to understand the needs of homeless young people, and how to ensure they are supported better. This book combines the research and practice to establish what works better when helping young homeless people and provides insights into their world through diary excerpts and interviews.

On Your Own Without a Net: the transition to adulthood for vulnurable populations

On Your Own Without a Net: the transition to adulthood for vulnurable populations

This book documents the special challenges facing seven vulnerable populations during the transition to adulthood: former foster care youth, youth formerly involved in the juvenile justice system, youth in the criminal justice system, runaway and homeless youth, former special education students, young people in the mental health system, and youth with physical disabilities. During adolescence, government programs have been a major part of their lives, yet eligibility for most programs typically ends between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one. 

Books available at Evelyn S. Field Library

Books on homelessness can be found in the library collection upstairs in the following section:
HV4480 - HV4545  This section is focused on the stories of challenges faced by those who are homeless in the U.S.
 
Homeless in Las Vega: stories from the street

Homeless in Las Vega: stories from the street

The homeless men and women represented in this book speak candidly about their plight, its origins, and the many obstacles to escaping it. They discuss the unique challenges and opportunities that Las Vegas' focus on tourism, indulgence, and diversion offers its homeless residents. This compelling and emotionally charged ethnography counters many of the stereotypes of homeless men and women, revealing the remarkable diversity of their circumstances. It also offers their perspectives on social services and civic attitudes toward homelessness.

No Longer Homeless: how the ex-homeless get and stay off the streets

No Longer Homeless: how the ex-homeless get and stay off the streets

No Longer Homeless offers a unique perspective of people who have managed to change their lives, the resources they needed, and the factors that contributed to lasting change. The book profiles men and women of different races and ages across the country, and it shares stories of people who have been off the streets from two months to twenty years. It addresses topics such as addiction, mental health, income--from formal employment and off-the-books work, and community resources. 

Breaking Night: a memoir of forgiveness, survival and my journey from homeless to Harvard

Breaking Night: a memoir of forgiveness, survival and my journey from homeless to Harvard

The author offers an account of her journey from a fifteen-year-old living on the streets and eating garbage to her acceptance into Harvard, a feat that prompted a Lifetime movie and a successful motivational-speaking career.