Publication Date

Spring 2003


This paper serves as an investigation into the Ghanaian society and culture in efforts to understand and explain notions of homelessness. Using my previous research on family homelessness in San Francisco, California as a general frame work and example of American homelessness, this paper juxtaposes the American concept of homelessness with the Ghanaian concept. Information gathered from institutions, people and professionals is used to extract and explain some important themes that help us to better understanding the problem of homelessness in Ghana: Its meanings forms and treatment.