First Advisor

Passerini, Eve

Second Advisor

Howe, Jonathan


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

85 pages


There are multiple barriers facing homeless populations in accessing healthcare. Groups such as veterans, those with mental illness, and those with multiple illnesses are at higher risk for homelessness, drug use, and facing barriers to accessing healthcare. This study explores the barriers that the homeless population experience, as well as drug usage and rates of mental illness among more vulnerable subgroups. This study is part of a vast body of work regarding these issues and contributes to both future research and possible policy changes on the subject.

Date of Award

Spring 2013

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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