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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...
Anita Palepu, Michelle L. Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, James Frankish, Julian Somers
Objectives. We examined the relationship between substance dependence and residential stability in homeless adults with current mental disorders 12 months after randomization to Housing First programs or treatment as usual (no housing or support...
Lauren B. Currie, Akm Moniruzzaman, Michelle L. Patterson, Julian M. Somers
This report documents the final results of the At Home/Chez Soi Vancouver site’s research demonstration project, which examined Housing First as a means of ending homelessness for people who are living with mental illness, with a particular focus on...
Lauren B. Currie, Michelle L. Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Lawrence C. McCandless, Julian M. Somers
Background People experiencing homelessness and mental illness face multiple barriers to care. The goal of this study was to examine the association between health service use and indicators of need among individuals experiencing homelessness and...
Adrienne Cheung, Julian M. Somers, Akm Moniruzzaman, Michelle Patterson, Charles J. Frankish, Krausz
Background Homelessness, substance use, and mental disorders each have been associated with higher rates of emergency department (ED) use and hospitalization. We sought to understand the correlation between ED use, hospital admission, and substance...
Verena Strehlau, Iris Torchalla, Michelle Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Allison Laing, Sindi Addorisiob, Jim Frankish, Michael Krausz
Background Homeless individuals with mental illness are challenging to recruit and retain in longitudinal research studies. The present study uses information from the Vancouver site of a Canadian multi-city longitudinal randomized controlled trial...
Julian M. Somers, Akm Moniruzzaman, Michelle Patterson, Lauren Currie, Stefanie N. Rezansoff, Anita Palepu, Karen Fryer
Objective No previous experimental trials have investigated Housing First (HF) in both scattered site (SHF) and congregate (CHF) formats. We hypothesized that CHF and SHF would be associated with a greater percentage of time stably...
Julian M. Somers, Stefanie N. Rezansoff, Akm Moniruzzaman, Anita Palepu, Michelle Patterson
People who are both homeless and mentally ill are at very high risk of being arrested and involved with the criminal justice system. Considerable public costs have been associated with service use among this subgroup, with justice system involvement...
Geoffrey Nelson, Eric Macnaughton, Paula Goering, Michael Dudley, Patricia O’Campo, Michelle Patterson, Myra Piat, Verena Strehlau, Catherine Vallée
This research focused on the relationships between a national team and five project sites across Canada in planning a complex, community intervention for homeless people with mental illness called At Home/Chez Soi, which is based on the Housing...
Geoffrey Nelson, Michelle Patterson, Eric Macnaughton, Corinne A. Isaak, Danielle Nolin, Christopher McAll, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Greg Townley, Timothy MacLeod
Objective: This study compared the life changes of homeless people with mental illness participating in Housing First or treatment as usual and examined factors related to various changes. Methods: Semistructured narrative interviews were...
Verena Strehlau, Iris Torchalla, Michelle Patterson, Akm Moniruzzaman, Allison Laing, MAb, Sindi Addorisiob, Jim Frankish, Michael Krausz, Julian Somers
Homelessness has become one of the most pressing and complex social, health and political issues in many countries. Studies have consistently demonstrated particularly high prevalence rates of substance use and mental disorders among homeless...
Geoffrey Nelson, Ana Stefancic, Jennifer Rae, Greg Townley, Sam Tsemberis, Eric Macnaughton, Tim Aubry, Jino Distasio, Roch Hurtubise, Michelle Patterson, Vicky Stergiopoulos, Myra Piat, Paula Goering
This research sought to determine whether the implementation of Housing First in a large-scale, multi-site Canadian project for homeless participants with mental illness shows high fidelity to the Pathways Housing First model, and what factors help...
Tim Aubry, Sam Tsemberis, Carol E. Adair, Scott Veldhuizen, David Streiner, Eric Latimer, Jitender Sareen, Michelle Patterson, Kathleen McGarvey, Brianna Kopp, Catharine Hume
Objective: Housing First is a groundbreaking approach to ending chronic homelessness among people with mental illness. This article presents one-year findings from a multisite randomized controlled trial (RCT) comparing Housing First with...
Eric Macnaughton, Greg Townley, Geoffrey Nelson, Rachel Caplan, Timothy MacLeod, Lauren Polvere, Corinne Isaak, Maritt Kirst, Christopher McAll, Danielle Nolin, Michelle Patterson, Myra Piat, Paula Goering
ABSTRACT Qualitative narrative interviews were conducted with 195 participants with histories of homelessness and mental illness at baseline and at an 18-month follow-up. Participants were randomly assigned at baseline to Housing...
Geoffrey Nelson, Eric Macnaughton, Susan Eckerle Curwood, Nathalie Egalité, Jijian Voronka, Marie-Josée Fleury, Maritt Kirst, Linsay Flowers, Michelle Patterson, Michael Dudley, Myra Piat, Paula Goering
Planning the implementation of evidence-based mental health services entails commitment to both rigour and community relevance, which entails navigating the challenges of collaboration between professionals and community members in a planning...