Participant 201 Community Conversations Interview



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Trenton, N.J.: New Jersey State Library



In this interview, Participant 201 shares about their work connecting populations experiencing homelessness with social services and food during the COVID-19 pandemic. The participant shares that they were a street vendor, but had to shut down operations after the pandemic started. They describe challenges of living in shelters and distrust in the system, and emphasizes the importance of remaining consistent with services offered and provided.


Positive Outlook, Unpredictability, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Secondary Suffering and Trauma, COVID-19 Health Behaviors, Acts of Kindness, Loss of Job or Business, Religion or Spirituality, Resources Needed, Homeless Individuals, Housing, Housing Insecurity_Instability, Social Re-Connect, Negative Mental Health Outcomes, Lack of Financial Means to Support Basic Needs, Secondary Suffering and Trauma, Resilience, Social and Economic Factors, Those Left out of Virus Response, Access to Care, Mental Health, Vaccine for COVID-19, Health Behaviors, Recommendations, Essex Co. (N.J.), New Jersey, COVID-19 Pandemic



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