Date of Award
Donald W. Carr
Connect to Services, Mobile Service, Older Homelessness
Arts and Humanities
The purpose of this project is to explore the services needed by elders
who first became homeless in later life. The U.S. Census Bureau projects
the elderly homeless population will increase by 33 percent by 2020.
Compared with younger counterparts, older homeless people are more
isolated and refuse to use traditional services. Findings from surveys,
observations and interviews suggest mobile outreach is an efficient
strategy to reach out to homeless people. For my design, I focused on
creating a mobile service system to help later life older homeless persons
to connect to the housing and services and then assisting them back
to life. A public bus service system I designed called "Sunshine” provides
service connections to later life older homeless people. Even if some of
them refuse to use regular services, "Sunshine" will help them to live
better lives on the street.
Wei, Yuying, ""Staying Alive" - The Plight of Our Older Homeless in Syracuse, New York" (2017). Theses - ALL. 167.