In this thesis project, a supported housing program for homeless individuals with a severe mental illness is proposed. Evidence produced by an extensive literature review, supports the crucial need for a program such as this. The "housing first" approach has been proven effective in ending homelessness and creating a pathway for recovery.
There are significant barriers for people with severe mental illness in finding safe, affordable housing that is linked with supported services. The lack of affordable housing has resulted in disproportionately high rates of chronic homelessness for severely mentally ill individuals. An expected outcome of this grant proposal is to expand access to affordable housing, and to promote evidence-based practices. This model is designed to give individuals a safe place to call home, and to increase their independence.
|Commitee:||Santhiveeran, Janaki, Wilson, Steve|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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