Title

Interrelationship Between Homeless and Non-Homeless Veterans: Predicting Housing Needs and Support

Author

Erica Pouncie

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Department

Counseling

Date of Award

Summer 2020

Abstract

Veterans are twice as likely as other Americans to become chronically homeless (U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2015). When leaving for the military, most individuals departing have a place they call home. Upon the soldier’s return, that place once considered home and a safe place may no longer exist. When most veterans return home, they have to find position not only within the family structure, but also in society. This transition to and from home as a safe place is a contributing factor in veteran homelessness. Minimal research has been conducted or piloted to examine the factors in transitions between multiple war eras. This research sought to do three things: explore the factors from various eras that may have contributed to veteran homelessness, create prediction tools that may help prevent or decrease homelessness, and provide cultural competency and educational tools for clinicians and community organizations that serve the veteran population along with their family members.

Advisor

Chester R. Robinson

Subject Categories

Counseling | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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