Asigbee, F., Pruitt, A. S., & Ranck, L.
Workshop presented at the 2022 National Health Care For The Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium, Seattle, W.A.
Publication year: 2022

This workshop discussed the potential of community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods for understanding lived experiences with homelessness and creating trust and belonging. Based on a Photovoice study examining how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people experiencing homelessness in a California county, lessons learned from engaging in CBPR during a pandemic will be discussed. Researchers shared strategies for collecting data from a variety of homelessness communities (e.g., unsheltered, sheltered, and vehicular) and explored best practices for engaging multiple community partners and building trust within the homelessness community. Using a photo wall and lived experiences of co-researchers, this workshop demonstrated how CBPR can empower homeless communities.