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Michelle Patterson
This report follows an earlier report which examined how the Vancouver site mobilized research, housing, and service provider teams to recruit, house and support participants in the first year of project implementation (October 2009 to January 2011...
Michelle Patterson
This report documents the implementation of housing and support interventions in the second year of project implementation at the Vancouver At Home/Chez Soi site, including the second round of intervention fidelity assessments. It describes the...
Diane Schmidt, Michelle Patterson
This report examines how the Vancouver site mobilized research, housing, and service provider teams, as well as community partners, in order to recruit, house, and support participants in the At Home/Chez Soi Project. The report describes the...
Diane Schmidt, Michelle Patterson
This report examines how members of the Vancouver site mobilized research, housing, and service provider teams to recruit, house and support participants in the At Home/Chez Soi project. It describes the strengths of the local team and the...
Michelle Patterson, Melinda Markey, Faith Eiboff
This report examines the key themes that emerged from “personal story” interviews conducted with 52 participants within one month of their enrollment in the Vancouver At Home Study. Criteria for inclusion in the Vancouver At Home Study include...
Michelle Patterson, Melinda Markey, Faith Eiboff
This report examines the key themes that emerged from "personal story" interviews conducted with 52 participants within one month of their enrollment in the Vancouver At Home Study.  The report also includes a Key Messages document and an Executive...
Michelle Patterson, Diane Schmidt, Denise Zabkiewicz
This report examines how a consortium of diverse stakeholders, including community service providers and researchers, convened in Vancouver to respond to the MHCC's Request for Applications for a research demonstration project on mental health and...
Denise M Zabkiewicz, Michelle Patterson, Alexandra Wright
Objectives: This study draws on baseline data from the At Home/Chez Soi demonstration project to examine the association between parenting status and mental health among homeless women and whether the association varies by duration of homelessness....
Michelle L. Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Julian M. Somers
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)....
Michelle L. Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Julian M. Somers
Background It is well documented that childhood abuse, neglect and household dysfunction are disproportionately present in the backgrounds of homeless adults, and that these experiences adversely impact child development and a wide range of adult...
Michelle L. Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Julian M. Somers
Background It is well documented that a disproportionate number of homeless adults have childhood histories of foster care placement(s). This study examines the relationship between foster care placement as a predictor of adult substance use...
Rhiannon Patterson, Michelle Wood, Ken Lam, Satyendra Patrabansh, Gregory Mills, Steven Sullivan, Hiwotte Amare, Lily Zandniapour
This report presents interim findings as to the impact of the Welfare to Work Voucher Program on the quality of a family’s residential location, on employment and earnings, and on receipt of public assistance. The analysis, based on a six-site...
Michelle Patterson, Julian Somers, Karen McIntosh, Alan Shiell, Charles James Frankish
In August 2006, the BC Ministry of Health – Mental Health and Addictions Branch asked the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) at Simon Fraser University to provide up-to-date information with regard to the scope of...
Michelle Louise Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Charles James Frankish, Julian M. Somers
This study examines self-reported learning disabilities (LD) in childhood as predictors of duration of homelessness, mental and substance use disorders, physical health, and service utilisation in a sample of homeless adults with current mental...
Julian M. Somers, Stefanie N. Rezansoff, Akm Moniruzzaman, Anita Palepu, Michelle Patterson
Homelessness and mental illness have a strong association with public disorder and criminality. Experimental evidence indicates that Housing First (HF) increases housing stability and perceived choice among those experiencing chronic homelessness...