Characteristics of Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses Served by Three Street-Level Federally Funded Homelessness Programs

  title={Characteristics of Homeless Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses Served by Three Street-Level Federally Funded Homelessness Programs},
  author={Jaimie Page and James C. Petrovich and Suk-Young Kang},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
In 2010, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s biannual point-in-time census of people who are homeless estimated that approximately 649,000 people in the U.S. were homeless on a given night. Just over onequarter (26.2%) of the sheltered individuals were also reported as having severe mental illness (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 2009). The homeless mentally ill (HMI) population has been reported as hard-toreach (Padgett et al. 2008) and in need of… 
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Community Care for People Who Are Homeless and Mentally Ill

  • Lin Drury
  • Psychology
    Journal of health care for the poor and underserved
  • 2003
The research identifies forces that perpetuate homelessness and traces the struggles that people who are homeless and mentally ill encounter during the transition from the streets to stable housing.

Housing First Services for People Who Are Homeless With Co-Occurring Serious Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

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Outcomes of homeless mentally ill chemical abusers in community residences and a therapeutic community.

Homeless mentally ill chemical abusers who are retained in community-based residential programs, especially in therapeutic communities, can be successfully treated.