Partnerships in Ongoing, New Exploratory Engagement Research (PIONEER) Project

The PIONEER Project aims to build collaborative capacity between Northwestern and The Night Ministry to conduct research focused on making mental health resources more accessible and available to homeless young adults through technology. The PIONEER Project’s objectives are designed to engage all stakeholders in an exploratory process through formation of a Research Advisory Committee and formative design work consisting of stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and co-design workshops.


Stephen Schueller, PhD,
Erin Ryan, MSW, MPH


Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) Seed Grant, Northwestern’s Center for Community Health

Target population

Homeless Youth (Age 18-24)

Study Methods

Participatory Design, Community-Engaged Research


Project ongoing