Social Support for Homelessness

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Miracle Messages, Los Angeles, CA
Social Support - Other
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test the efficacy of the Miracle Friends program in reducing loneliness and improving mental health and housing outcomes for people experiencing homelessness. The use of social support is being trialed as a treatment for homelessness. This approach has been previously approved by the FDA for a different condition. There will be no patients in this trial who receive a placebo.

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Measured quarterly for 15 months.

Month 15
Employment status using questions from the Los Angeles Homeless Count
Health status using Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement InformationSystem (PROMIS) Scale 1.2
Homelessness/Housing status using questions from the Los Angeles Homeless Count
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Loneliness Short Version

Trial Safety

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

1 of 3
Miracle Friends
1 of 3
Miracle money
1 of 3
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

300 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Social Support · No Placebo Group · N/A

Miracle moneyExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: basic income, Social Support · Intervention Types: Other, Other
waitlistNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: waitlist · Intervention Types:
Miracle Friends
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Social Support · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: measured quarterly for 15 months.
Closest Location: Miracle Messages · Los Angeles, CA
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N/AFirst Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Homelessness
0 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Miracle MessagesUNKNOWN
University of Southern CaliforniaLead Sponsor
813 Previous Clinical Trials
1,359,584 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Homelessness
64 Patients Enrolled for Homelessness
Ben Henwood, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Southern California

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You speak English.
You have expressed interest in the Miracle Friends program.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.