Who Let the Dogs In? A Pets Policy for a Supported Housing Organization

@inproceedings{Hunt2007WhoLT,
  title={Who Let the Dogs In? A Pets Policy for a Supported Housing Organization},
  author={Marcia G. Hunt and Catherine H. Stein},
  year={2007}
}
This article examines the role of pets for individuals with psychiatric disorders who live in supported housing. Using a case study approach, we describe the process of consultation with an integrated, supported housing organization during the assessment, development, and implementation of a policy to allow tenants to keep pets in their apartments. Themes from interviews with adults with psychiatric disabilities who kept pets suggest that pets provide a sense of connectedness, responsibility… CONTINUE READING

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