Client: Drs. Stephen Hwang, Vicky Stergiopoulos and Patricia O’Campo.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Housing First for Homeless People with Mental Health Illness: Long-Term Outcomes (At Home Study) (2013 – 2017)

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Project Overview

A randomized controlled trial where participants were randomly assigned into a housing intervention treatment group or a treatment as usual group. Both groups were interviewed at baseline and at fixed intervals after the intervention. The “Housing First” approach provides safe, quality housing to people who are homeless and live with mental health issues, to help clients better focus on recovery. The study will generate evidence about participant outcomes. It will also identify the overall costs of “Housing First” and treatment as usual, taking into account how much the two study groups use costly services like hospitals, prisons and shelters. Randomized participants are followed every 6 months. Interviews are conducted in-person using a computer-assisted program.

This study was a follow-up to the At Home/Chez Soi Study.

SRU role: Project management including, instrument and protocol revision and, data collection. 

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Homelessness and housing

Mental health and addictions