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date: 25 March 2023

Homelessness and Macro Interventionslocked

Homelessness and Macro Interventionslocked

  • Eva M. Moya, Eva M. MoyaThe University of Texas at El Paso
  • Amy Joyce-Ponder, Amy Joyce-PonderOpportunity Center for the Homeless
  • Jacquelin I. Cordero, Jacquelin I. CorderoThe University of Texas at El Paso
  • Silvia M. Chávez-BaraySilvia M. Chávez-BarayThe University of Texas at El Paso
  •  and Margie Rodriguez LeSageMargie Rodriguez LeSageMichigan State University


The emergence of social work and macro practice is often associated with the eradication of poverty and prevention of homelessness through the efforts of 19th century settlement houses. Structural violence and social determinants of homelessness are often grounded in unequal social, political, and economic conditions. Health and mental health were affected by the lack of stable housing, causing and increasing the complexity of health and human service needs and services. Furthermore, due to inequities, some populations are inadvertently more likely to face chronic homelessness, which can be mitigated through the role community-engagement and macro practice interventions.


  • Macro Practice
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Social Work Profession

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