RESEARCH

"Working Together to Help Young Families Survive and Thrive."

The Young Parents No Fixed Address Network engages in and supports research initiatives that focus on the needs and experiences of young parents. We can offer researchers contact with over 30 agencies serving young families across Toronto ​and over 100 front line service providers and the clients they serve. 

 

Contact the YPNFA Coordinator at  edossantos@lumenus.ca for more information.

Current Research Studies

Birth Count Study

How Many Homeless Women Give Birth In Toronto Each Year??


Our network has been supporting the work of Dr. Joyce Bernstein (Epidemiologist/Statistician, Toronto Public Health) over the past 4 years as she has gathered data related to the number of homeless women in Toronto giving birth every year.  Her 2012 report is attached here: 

This study resumed January 2019 to hopefully get a more accurate reading.

For more information or to participate in the study please contact Caryn Thompson at:

 Caryn.Thompson@toronto.ca

The Young Parents Study

For more information on this study or to participate please contact Bryn.King@utoronto.ca or click the flyer to take you directly to the website.

A Visceral Grief: Young Homeless Mothers and Loss of Child Custody 2006 

Other Relevant Research

Wraparound and YPNFA Paper

RAISING THE ROOF: Child & Family Homelessness Report

Facilitators & Barriers to Successful Independent Living for Young Mothers  (research report)

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING FOR YOUNG COUPLES IN TORONTO: It Does not Exist. Should It?