0
Get Alert
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
You must sign in to sign-up for alerts.

Please confirm that your email address is correct, so you can successfully receive this alert.

Article   |    
A Survey of Homeless Adults in Urban Emergency Shelters
Jerome Kroll; Kathleen Carey; Dulcie Hagedorn; Peter Fire Dog; Ellen Benavides
Psychiatric Services 1986; doi:
View Author and Article Information

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis

Minneapolis

The Hennepin County (Minn.) Office of Planning and Development

The Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota

The Medicaid Demonstration Project in Hennepin County

1986 American Psychiatric Association

text A A A
PDF of the full text article.
Abstract

Following a review of several studies of homeless populations, the authors describe a survey of 68 homeless adults in eight urban emergency shelters in Hennepin County, Minnesota. The results indicated impressive rates of mental illness, alcoholism, minor criminality, and chronic medical and dental problems. More significant, the authors believe, both for the homeless and for public policy planners, is that a majority of the interviewees were disconnected from supportive social networks and were underutilizing medical and welfare programs for which they were eligible. Almost 40 percent of those with chronic health problems were receiving no medical care, and only 6 percent were receiving mental health services, although more than 50 percent needed such care. The authors compare the findings with those of studies discussed in the literature review.

Abstract Teaser
Figures in this Article

Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.
Sign In to Access Full Content
 
Username
Password
Sign in via Athens (What is this?)
Athens is a service for single sign-on which enables access to all of an institution's subscriptions on- or off-site.
Not a subscriber?

Subscribe Now/Learn More

PsychiatryOnline subscription options offer access to the DSM-5 library, books, journals, CME, and patient resources. This all-in-one virtual library provides psychiatrists and mental health professionals with key resources for diagnosis, treatment, research, and professional development.

Need more help? PsychiatryOnline Customer Service may be reached by emailing PsychiatryOnline@psych.org or by calling 800-368-5777 (in the U.S.) or 703-907-7322 (outside the U.S.).

+

References

+
+

CME Activity

There is currently no quiz available for this resource. Please click here to go to the CME page to find another.
Submit a Comments
Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discertion of APA editorial staff.

* = Required Field
(if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
Example: John Doe



Related Content
Articles
Books
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, 4th Edition > Chapter 33.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 32.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 2.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 29.  >
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 4th Edition > Chapter 32.  >
Topic Collections
Psychiatric News
APA Guidelines
PubMed Articles