Study Helps Explain What Street People Want

The findings of A Street Needs Assessment: An Investigation of the Characteristics and Service Needs of Persons who are Homeless and not Currently using Emergency Shelters in Ottawa (in PDF), provided some findings about the characteristics and service needs of the population not previously recorded in research and policy initiatives. "A lot of the stereotypes were just blown away; there was a wide range of people, in gender, ethnicity, and age," according to Dr. Susan Farrell, the psychologist who headed the study.