Homelessness clinical trials at UCLA
3 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 8 years and up
The goal of this study is to pilot an adapted family resilience program among families with a recent history of homelessness in Los Angeles County and to assess for feasibility and acceptability. The investigators have adapted a family resilience program called Families Overcoming Under Stress (FOCUS), a trauma-informed intervention designed for families experiencing trauma, parental substance use, and homelessness. Our primary hypothesis is that the adapted family resilience program will be feasible and acceptable to families with a recent history of homelessness. Families that are eligible to participate in the study will be assigned to the adapted family resilience intervention. The intervention program consists of around 8-10 modules lasting up to one hour each. The program provides psychoeducation and teaches resilience skills including communication, problem solving, goal setting, and how to deal with stress. Families will be asked to fill out 3 surveys (one at the beginning of the program, one at the end of the program, and at 6 months follow-up). Some families may also be asked to participate in a hour long interview after the completion of the program for feedback on the program. At this time, all assessments and intervention are being conducted remotely due to the pandemic.
Los Angeles, California
Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only
The VA Grant and Per Diem (GPD) case management aftercare program provides six months of case management for homeless-experienced Veterans undergoing housing transitions. This Partnered Implementation Initiative (PII) proposes to implement and evaluate Critical Time Intervention (CTI)-an evidence-based, structured, and time-limited case management practice-in 32 GPD case management aftercare sites across the nation.
West Los Angeles, California
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
This study aims to understand the comparative effectiveness of two PSH models (PB-PSH and SS-PSH) on quality of life and COVID-19 related health behaviors by following for 6 months a cohort of 800 PEH who have been placed in either PB (n=400) or SS (n=400). In a natural observational experiment, participants will complete 6 monthly mobile-based questionnaires exploring quality of life including physical, mental, social, and housing/environmental health, COVID-19 prevention practices (i.e., handwashing, social distancing, face covering), and past-30-day healthcare utilization. A sub-sample of 40 participants living in both PB-PSH and SS-PSH will be qualitatively interviewed longitudinally to help contextualize quantitative findings. Focus groups will also be conducted with providers of PSH and qualitative interviews will be conducted with other key stakeholders to understand perspectives on the challenges of implementing and sustaining COVID-19 related prevention practices while maintaining a continuity of care.
Los Angeles, California
Our lead scientists for Homelessness research studies include Roya Ijadi-maghsoodi.