A study from the UK indicates that a sense of being in control can go a long way.

Research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests that giving the homeless specifically what they think they need to get back on track drives positive momentum to get them off the streets.

Covered recently by GOOD Magazine, the Providing personalised support to rough sleepers study from the UK nonprofit organization Broadway, offered fifteen homeless people – who had been on the street for between four and forty-five years – the opportunity to access what they needed to move themselves off the streets.  With a budget of up to £3,000,  each participant was able to utilize a personalized budget and action plan if they agreed to work alongside a project co-ordinator.

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