Oxford Style Recovery Program Improving Drug Addiction in the Homeless

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Green, Julie
Master of Leadership Development
The United States has seen a rise in the homeless population with an addiction issue. The individuals have many barriers to face before they can be successfully housed. There is a lack of affordable housing, a lack of funds for transportation, and there is also a lack of funds for bus passes. These issues compound the problem. Bethany House is an emergency shelter where the researcher works. The staff works with the residents to create a plan that is achievable even if it is one step at a time. Treating the addiction while addressing the homelessness will create better outcomes. The Oxford style program is having success here in Terre Haute. The researcher believes that the modifications of the current Bethany House programming filled in the gaps where residents with addictions were failing. The researcher believes that the modifications will prevent a “restart” of the homeless cycle.