Published December 29, 2015
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Elizabeth Bowen and co-authors on the publication of their article, "Predictors of Stable Housing for Homeless Women Leaving a Sex Work-Exiting Program," in Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.
Bowen, E.A., Canfield, J. P., Trostle, A., & Harley, D. (2015). Predictors of stable housing for homeless women leaving a sex work-exiting program. Families in Society.
Women who have experienced homelessness while engaging in sex work have complex service needs. A variety of social service programs have been developed to assist women in exiting sex work, but there is little research documenting the outcomes of such programs, particularly with regard to housing. This study examined participant characteristics associated with obtaining stable housing for homeless women leaving a residential sex work-exiting program in Cincinnati, Ohio. Though a number of demographic, sex work-related, and participant need characteristics were linked to the likelihood of obtaining housing in the bivariate analyses, only participants' length of stay in the program remained significant in the multivariate model. Implications for research, practice, and policy with this vulnerable population are explored.