Needs Assessment of Phoenix's Unsheltered Homeless Population
To Address The Need, We Must First Understand The Need!
In the summer of 2018, a needs assessment was conducted to understand the prioritized needs, community resource utilization, sources of medical care, health literacy, health status, and demographics of Phoenix’s homeless population. We surveyed 144 unsheltered homeless adults in the Phoenix metro area and utilized the results to inform the development of Street Medicine Phoenix’s current services. For their participation, each individual received a backpack filled with basic life essentials including hygiene products, food, clothing, and water.