Title

Down but not out: The role of narrative identity and resources in transitioning through homelessness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Source

Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Volume

15

Issue

1-2

ISBN/ISSN

1532-5555

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

This manuscript describes a qualitative evaluation of a particular non-profit organization that helps veterans experiencing homelessness. We propose that individuals experiencing homelessness need to modify their narrative identity (through restorying), and that four resource domains (economic, material, interpersonal and individual) are needed to help individuals experiencing homelessness to re-identify themselves. To this end, the studied nonprofit organization provides a good model for providing individualized services that cover the full range of required resources as well as the opportunity to modify individual narratives.

Keywords

Homelessness, narrative identity, resources

Disciplines

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Marketing

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