Community Participation and Belonging Among Formerly Homeless Adults with Mental Illness After 12 months of Housing First in Vancouver, British Columbia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

@article{Patterson2013CommunityPA,
  title={Community Participation and Belonging Among Formerly Homeless Adults with Mental Illness After 12 months of Housing First in Vancouver, British Columbia: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Michelle Louise Patterson and A K M Moniruzzaman and Julian M. Somers},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={50},
  pages={604-611}
}
This study examines community integration among homeless adults with mental illness 6 and 12 months after random assignment to Housing First (independent apartments or congregate residence) with support services or to treatment as usual (TAU). Residence in independent apartments was associated with increased ‘psychological integration’ for participants with less severe needs; however, no significant improvement in ‘physical integration’ was observed among any of the intervention groups… CONTINUE READING