Supported housing expands the range of mental health service delivery to address a non-medical need of critical importance to the well-being of homeless Americans and adults with severe mental illness. By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify the causes of homelessness in the US since 1980 and its relationship to mental health service delivery and impact on people with serious mental illness and addiction problems
- Service models of supported housing from Housing First to Residential Treatment and including unit-based and project-based models
- Recognize the effectiveness of supported housing in addressing homelessness and mental and physical health issues
- Describe the organizational levels the must/may be engaged to start a supported housing program
- Understand the cost-effectiveness of supported housing from the perspectives of clients, health systems and the society in general.