Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Social Work & Public Health


The internship was completed at Youth Alliance, across all of their projects. The rise in homelessness around San Benito county and its adjacent counties has caused numerous people to lose their homes. Most of these people are low income and their children have to go through losing their home, living in shelters, or seeking shelter with a family member or family friend. This project was devised and used to provide research and background information on homelessness and what it can do to youth who have to experience homelessness. The purpose for developing this binder is to help address the high rise in homelessness, decrease in public assistance as well as higher unemployment rates. The homeless resource binder will help with preventing more youth from dropping out of school, help find health care and mental health care to provide the assistance needed to deal with the struggles of homelessness. The results for this project based on the responses from the case managers in multiple programs, showed through a survey that 88.9% of the clients/youth are not currently homeless, but over 90% of case managers said they would love to have the homeless resource binder in their programs, as a reference if the need ever came up in the future for the youth and their families.