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JOURNAL NAME: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

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JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The purpose of the Informing Neighborhood Health project is to facilitate access to electronic health information resources at select community faith-based clinics. The project partners Texas Woman's University, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, and five community faith-based clinics located in Houston, Texas, that primarily serve the homeless and working poor. The clinics include San Jose Clinic, Good Neighbor...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

The objective of this study was to evaluate a medical outreach program that targets unstably housed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- infected individuals. One hundred sixty-one cross-sectional interviews were conducted prior to and after establishing a medical outreach program in single room occupancy hotels. Participants' mean age was 42 years; 58% were men, 95% minority, and 59% active substance users. The postintervention group was...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Two studies involved structured interviews with 203 homeless people to examine the impact of sociodemographic variables, prior behavior, and the theory of planned behavior (TPB) variables, attitudes, subjective norms, perceived behavioral control, and intention, on uptake of outreach services. Study 1 was conducted in London, and Study 2 involved a comparable sample in New York. In line with previous research, the psychological variables...

JOURNAL NAME: Public Health and Primary Care Unit
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This study attempted to elucidate the meaning of hope as it occurred in the lived experience of seven homeless people residing in a cold weather shelter and to identify strategies that are used to maintain hope. It adopted a hermeneutic, phenomenological method and produced an emerging theory comprised of five key themes. These were: expectancy with hope experienced as future imagined reality, a way out of present difficulties and concretely...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health appointed 15 subcommittees to<br/>assist in its review of the Nation’s mental health service delivery system. The full<br/>Commission appointed a Chair for each subcommittee. Several other Commissioners served on each subcommittee, and selected national experts provided advice and support. The experts prepared initial discussion papers that outlined key issues...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health appointed 15 subcommittees to<br/>assist in its review of the Nation’s mental health service delivery system. The full<br/>Commission appointed a Chair for each subcommittee. Several other Commissioners served on each subcommittee, and selected national experts provided advice and support. The experts prepared initial discussion papers that outlined key issues...

JOURNAL NAME: Archives of General Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Background: While disparities in access to care are well documented, little is known about the quality of mental health care received by racial and ethnic minorities. We examined the quality of mental health care received by elderly enrollees in Medicare+Choice plans. Methods: An observational study was performed using individual-level Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set data. From 4182 to 5 016 028 individuals 65 years or older...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

The true extent of the affordable housing crisis in America has not been made explicit because it is usually measured by the number of households that have housing problems. Households are composed of individual people. When all the people who live in households with housing problems are counted, we learn that the affordable housing crisis affects far more people than some other social problems that get more media and political attention. (...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The most comprehensive count of the homeless in Los Angeles. Applied Survey Research (ASR)conducted the survey, which showed an estimated 1 out of 110 people in LA County is homeless on any night and 1 out of 40 will experience homelessness annually. California's homeless population (195,637 at the time of this report) is the highest in the nation, more than double Flordia (68,369). Fourty-six percent of California's total homeless...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the rates and predictors of HIV testing and receipt of results among homeless adults with serious mental illness in the initial 3-month period after contact with a community-based case management program. Method: Baseline and follow-up interview data came from clients (N=5,890) in the Access to Community Care and Effective Services and Supports program, and 18-site, 5-year federally...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

This report presents tabulations on people enumerated at emergency and transitional shelters – that is, at emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness; shelters for children who are runaways, neglected, or without conventional housing; transitional shelters for people without conventional housing; and hotels and motels used to provide shelter for people without conventional housing. It does not include people enumerated at...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This guide was written to assure that individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring impairments that meet Social Security disability criteria receive Federal disability assistance under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program or the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. The guide focuses on the complex issues involved in documenting impairments that co-occur with substance use disorders — particularly for...

JOURNAL NAME: Health &amp; Social Work
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

Interest in involvement of consumers in mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation services delivery has expanded in recent years, encompassing self-help approaches,consumers employed as providers in formal agencies, and consumers operating their own services. This study reports results from in-depth phone surveys conducted with 32 consumer drop-in centers in Michigan. Results indicate that centers operate in many ways like other human...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

The 2000 Family Housing Collaborative Evaluation assesses the performance of all three providers in CSB’s Family Housing Collaborative. It examines program performance for the twelve-month period from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000. The evaluation is based on information collected from on-site interviews with staff, client data from CSB’s Management Information System and review of financial records. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

This Guide offers information related to benefits you may be eligible for and your rights and responsibilities, not legal advice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information and to clearly explain your options. This guide is not intended, however, to provide legal advice on the application of federal, state or local laws to your individual circumstances. Please refer to the contacts listed in the Guide for additional...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

In 2001, Memphis and Shelby County served over 7,000 people in emergency shelters and transitional housing. An additional 9,000 people were turned away, mostly because lack of space. This plan suggests maximizing use of mainstream programs, increasing efficiency and coordination of service delivery among service provider organizations; filling gaps in services and housing options for individuals with mental illness and/or chemical...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This 2-page brochure describes Housing Stability Plus (HSP), a rental subsidy program instituted by New York's Department of Homeless Services (DHS) in December 2004, HSP is supposed to help homeless families achieve success in finding and staying in permanent housing. However, the authors feel that HSP is a shelter allowance supplement for homeless families receiving public assistance (PA). The supplement has a five-year time limit and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

A 4-page synopsis of A Shelter is Not a Home Or Is It? Lessons Learned from Family Homelessness in New York City, e story of family homelessness in New York City while highlighting what has been learned over the last twenty years. Through the exploration of the evolution of New York City's shelter system, this book discusses the permanency of shelters on the poverty landscape. The authors suggest that shelters are a surrogate for...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This is the thirteenth annual report about the use of emergency shelters, transitional housing, and battered women’s shelters in Ramsey County. Emergency shelters and transitional housing programs participate in the project by providing client-level data that allows us to unduplicate the number of people served, track returns to shelter and total nights in shelter, and examine the flow between emergency shelter and transitional housing....

JOURNAL NAME: Evaluation and Program Planning
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

In this article we examine the impact of New Jersey’s Transitional Housing Demonstration Program (THDP) on families receiving public assistance in need of some form of permanent housing. We test the demonstration’s overall program logic that posits a causal linkage between organizational structure, participation in life skills activities, successful graduation from the program, and positive housing outcomes. Using a sample of 777 AFDC...

JOURNAL NAME: HUD Office of Policy Development and Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Part II of Best Practices for Effecting the Rehabilitation of Affordable Housing, analyzes key rehab resources and barriers, and case studies of state and local efforts to overcome major regulatory impediments. See also http://www.familyhomelessness.org/CWIS/SPT--FullRecord.php?ResourceId=23... I: for a complete description...

JOURNAL NAME: HUD Office of Policy Development and Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Part I: The rehabilitation of affordable housing faces many institutional and regulatory barriers. Because the existing stock varies so much in condition, age, and construction methods, the rehab process is far less predictable and in many ways more challenging than new construction. Nevertheless, the rehabilitation of the country's aging stock is a major resource for meeting the Nation's affordable housing needs. Despite the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Evaluation of SAFAH was completed in September 1993 by the Urban Institute's Center for Public Finance and Housing. Information used in the analysis was drawn from grant applications, discussions with grantee staff, and onsite interviews at 21 SAFAH-funded projects. The analysis covered only the first two funding rounds of FY87 and FY90; Congress did not appropriate funds for FY88 or FY89. Grants from subsequent rounds in FY91 and FY92...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Develop methods for building broad-based coalitions that are vital to an effective change process. The more stakeholders are involved in building and affirming the need for change, the more momentum the change process will gather and the greater its impact. Learn how to integrate systems by stimulating dialogue among multiple parties to identify local problems and craft recommendations for creative solutions. (Authors)

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 1999

A starting point for local rural organizations interested in learning to develop housing for low-income persons. Provides a basic overview of the housing development process, giving the reader the understanding necessary to move on to more detailed development information. (36 pages)

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

In 2000, HUD contracted with the Urban Institute and its subcontractor, ICF Consulting, Inc. to conduct an assessment of the Continuum of Care approach. This study examined 25 Continuums of Care in all regions of the country. At the outset of the study, the Department was unsure whether the Continuum of Care concept had achieved detectable results in fostering a coordinated response to homelessness. For this reason, the study intentionally...

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The Supportive Housing Training Series includes eleven curricula providing best practices and guidance on supportive housing development, operation and services. Each curriculum provides a one-day training for enriching the skills of supportive housing developers and providers.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

We’re pleased to have with us this afternoon Gail Hutchings, the Acting Director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services. Ms. Hutchings leads a CMHS staff of 126 individuals in addressing both the 21st century challenges and opportunities presented to the nation’s system of mental health care. These challenges range from developing approaches to changing the disparities in access to...

JOURNAL NAME: Delete
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This paper presents an overview of housing options used for persons with mental illness who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Our intent is to synthesize available knowledge regarding types of housing that are available to this population, as well as which types are associated with improved outcomes for consumers. While a number of housing options exist and are currently being developed to serve this population, there is...

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