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Sociology: Homelessness

VU getting involved!

Dr. Clarke has been leading the Vanguard Homeless Project since 2008.

With the help of students, data has been collected to assist Costa Mesa city with this issue.

Students have also written and presented several original research papers as a result of their involvement.

If you want to get involved or find out more about this, get in touch with Dr. Clarke.

Finding Statistics


Search for articles on the Homeless:

Highlighted Databases

The issue of homelessness is impacted by various disciplines. Think about the different facets of homelessness that you want to research and search within the appropriate databases. Need advice? Ask a librarian via the contact information on the left column. 

Some Homeless Shelters

Orange County Rescue Mission

(714) 247-4300

Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter

(949) 631-7213

Casa Teresa

(714) 538-4860 ext. 14


(714) 842-6600

Collette's Children's Home

(714) 596-1380

e-Books on Homelessness

Handy Links

  • Call 714-966-6382
  • Stop by  a Librarian's Office
  • Submit an Ask-A-Librarian Question Form for an email reply HERE
  • Instant message             with LibChat (below)