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Room to Grow evaluation report

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The Room to Grow pilot program aimed to address the physical, cognitive and psychological factors contributing to situations of severe domestic squalor and hoarding disorder, thereby reducing the risk of tenancy loss and homelessness. The evaluation demonstrates significant improvements in home environments and wellbeing.

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The Room to Grow pilot program aimed to address the physical, cognitive and psychological factors contributing to situations of severe domestic squalor and hoarding disorder, thereby reducing the risk of tenancy loss and homelessness. The evaluation demonstrates significant improvements in home environments and wellbeing.

Reconnect evaluation snapshot

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Reconnect aims to prevent at-risk young people becoming homeless with a focus on family reconciliation where possible.

Reconnect evaluation report

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Reconnect aims to prevent at-risk young people becoming homeless with a focus on family reconciliation where possible.

Home and Away: Child and Youth Homelessness Report 2016

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Up to one in seven young people could be at risk of homelessness, pointing to the need for more early intervention services to address their issues before they become homeless.

Summary of the evaluation report for the Inner City Drift Project

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This document summarises the evaluation of the Inner City Drift Project: background, methodology, findings, limitations, lessons learned and recommendations. In 2010, the NSW Government funded Mission Australia to implement the Project to better understand whether early intervention and client-centred approaches in Greater Western Sydney can reduce the movement of homeless people into inner city Sydney. The Project has concluded and an independent evaluation has been completed by the University of Western Sydney.

Evaluation report for the Inner City Drift Project

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This document is the full evaluation report of the Inner City Drift Project, prepared by Elizabeth Conroy, Julie Zezovska, Dewi Shah and Madeline Kynaston from the Centre for Health Research, University of Western Sydney, and Tim Marchant and Sean Lappin. In 2010, the NSW Government funded Mission Australia to implement the Project to better understand whether early intervention and client-centred approaches in Greater Western Sydney can reduce the movement of homeless people into inner city Sydney.

From homelessness to sustained housing 2010-2013: MISHA Research Report 2014

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This report provides findings on a research study undertaken in relation to the MISHA project over its first three years of operation. The research study was led by Paul Flatau from the University of Western Australia and included Kaylene Zaretzky of the University of Western Australia, Elizabeth Conroy, Marina Athanassios and Marlee Bower of the University of Western Sydney, and Lucy Burns and Tony Eardley of the University of New South Wales.

A home at last: MISHA snapshot report - July 2014

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The MISHA project provided housing support and wrap around services to a group of 74 men who, prior to entering the project, were chronically homeless. The project was provided by Mission Australia and was made possible by philanthropic funding. This study examines housing outcomes, and the costs and benefits associated with achieving these outcomes.

Home safe and sound: MISHA snapshot report - 2013

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Preliminary results from these 12 month findings have also shown that 97% cent of the men were able to maintain tenancies over a twelve month period, effectively breaking the cycle of homelessness for nearly all of them.

The Michael Project, 2007-2010: New perspectives and possibilities for homeless men - 2012

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This publication draws on the The Michael Project Research Study Final Report, produced by a research team led by Chief Investigator Professor Paul Flatau, Centre for Social Impact, University of Western Australia and staff at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and Mission Australia.

How homeless men are faring: Baseline report from Michael’s Intensive Supported Housing Accord (MISHA) - 2012

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MISHA builds on the already strong links and knowledge developed through the Michael Project on the effectiveness of integrated approaches for clients with multiple needs, and the feasibility of providing these services. This baseline report outlines the findings of the MISHA client baseline data analysis.

Seen and Heard: putting children on the homelessness agenda - 2011

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This snapshot draws on key research findings and an exploratory study by a family homeless network to identifying why children become homeless and the impact of it has on them.

How homeless men are faring: Some initial outcomes from The Michael Project - April 2011

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The second snapshot examining the circumstances of participants in The Michael Project. It focuses on how participants are faring after three months, detailing positive changes.

Increasing our understanding of homeless men: The Michael Project - 2010

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This publication reports on findings from research into a nationally significant service innovation, The Michael Project, and adds to the evidence policy-makers and practitioners can draw on.

Investing in our future: Children’s journeys through homelessness and child protection - April 2010

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This publication reports on findings from research into a nationally significant service innovation, The Michael Project, and adds to the evidence policy-makers and practitioners can draw on.

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