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Serving Street-Dwelling Individuals With Psychiatric Disabilities: Outcomes of a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Clinical Trial

Homelessness continues to be a serious public health problem in the United States. In addition to their poverty and housing needs, homeless individuals have multiple health and mental health problems.1,2 Best estimates indicate that approximately one third of homeless individuals ...
Author: David Shern
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Using TANF Funds for Housing-Related Benefits to Prevent Homelessness

Using the flexibility afforded by the definition of “assistance” in the final TANF regulations, states and counties may finance homelessness prevention benefits for all families with children with federal TANF funds without adverse effects on working families or others not ...
Author: Barbara Sard
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Tenure in Supportive Housing for Homeless Persons With Severe Mental Illness

The study examined the long-term effectiveness of approaches to housing homeless persons with serious mental illness. Results show that homeless persons with serious mental illness can remain in stable housing for periods of up to five years, supporting the premise ...
Author: Frank Lipton
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Unaccompanied and Homeless Youth Review of Literature (1995-2005)

This project is based on a review of 1995 to 2005 literature on issues concerning unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. It provides an overview of the challenges these young people face and includes research about why they leave their homes, how ...
Author: Jan Moore
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Predicting Staying In or Leaving Permanent Supportive Housing That Serves Homeless People with Serious Mental Illness

This study examines the experience of some 943 residents of permanent supportive housing in Philadelphia during the period from 2001 to 2005. The capability to merge Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data and administrative data in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made possible ...
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Casualties of Complexity: Why Eligible Homeless People Are Not Enrolled in Medicaid

The complexity and diversity of state Medicaid programs present significant access barriers for impoverished people lacking residential stability, especially for those without the capacity to document their eligibility in prescribed ways. As a result, many eligible homeless people remain uninsured. ...
Author: Patricia Post
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Taking Health Care Home: Impact of System Change Efforts at the Two-Year Mark

The Taking Health Care Home Initiative (THCH) is one part of that campaign. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initially awarded CSH a two-year grant of $6 million in 2003. This grant was extended in 2005 for another two years. Through ...
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Testing a Typology of Family Homelessness Based on Patterns of Public Shelter Utilization in Four U.S. Jurisdictions: Implications for Policy and Program Planning

This study tests a typology of family homelessness based on patterns of public shelter utilization and examines whether family characteristics are associated with those patterns. The results indicate that a substantial majority of homeless families stay in public shelters for ...
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Transformation: Collaboration to Put Consumers First

Transformation of the North Carolina public mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services (MH/DD/SAS) system benefits from, and requires, collaboration at both state and local levels. This annual report identifies some of the most successful collaborative approaches and accomplishments ...
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Recognizing Work as a Priority in Preventing or Ending Homelessness

The literature speaks to the importance of employment in the lives of homeless individuals and shows how they can be assisted in job seeking (Long & Amendolia, 2003; Marrone, 2005; Quimby, Drake, & Becker, 2001; Rio, Russell, Dudasik, & Gravino, ...
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