Reviled, Rejected, but Resilient: Homeless People in Recovery and Life Skills Education

By John Wong, Ph.D. and Gene Mason, Ph.D.

This article presents three cases of homeless women who have overcome difficult circumstances, including incest, rape, physical abuse, alcoholism and drug addiction, and repeated incarceration in prisons and mental hospitals and become successful, employed members of society. This article is also about the Moving Ahead Program at Saint Francis House in Boston, which was instrumental in helping these women make the difficult transition from homelessness to mainstream society and from addiction to recovery.

Contact Info: John Wong (1-800-225-4276 x2348)

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