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Geoffrey Nelson, Cheryl Forchuk
As part of a participatory action research project, we surveyed 300 psychiatric consumers/survivors from southwestern Ontario regarding their housing preferences and housing satisfaction. We found that, while 79% of the sample preferred independent...
Shannon D. Parkinson, Geoffrey Nelson
We examined the stories of empowerment and recovery of five psychiatric consumer/survivors who participated in supported housing programs. Interviews with these five participants and members of their social networks were used to gather qualitative...
Cheryl Forchuck, Geoffrey Nelson, G Brent Hall
It is important to understand housing and mental health issues from the perspective of psychiatric survivors. This paper reports findings from a series of focus group meetings held with survivors of mental illness to address issues concerning...
Geoffrey Nelson, Tim D. Aubry, Adele Lafrance
A review of 16 controlled outcome evaluations of housing and support interventions for people with mental illness who have been homeless revealed significant reductions in homelessness and hospitalization and improvements in other outcomes (e.g.,...
Geoffrey Nelson, Tim Aubry, Jessica Hutchison
With the advent of deinstitutionalization in the 1960s, people with serious mental illness (SMI) have become increasingly at risk of becoming homeless, living in poor quality housing, and languishing in the community (Rochefort, 1993). Since this...
Eric Macnaughton, Geoffrey Nelson, Paula Goering
An interesting question concerns how large-scale (mental) health services policy initiatives come into being, and the role of evidence within the decision-making process behind their origins. This paper illustrates the process by which motivation to...
John Lord, Geoffrey Nelson, Joanna Ochocka
This ground-breaking study examines changes in the values and related practices within community mental health that occurred between 1984 and 1998. During this period, a distinct shift in policy coincided with a new emphasis on mental health reform...
Tim Aubry, Geoffrey Nelson, Sam Tsemberis
Objective: To provide a review of the extant research literature on Housing First (HF) for people with severe mental illness (SMI) who are homeless and to describe the findings of the recently completed At Home (AH)–Chez soi (CS) demonstration...
Eric Macnaughton, Geoffrey Nelson, Paula Goering
An interesting question concerns how large-scale (mental) health services policy initiatives come into being, and the role of evidence within the decision-making process behind their origins. This paper illustrates the process by which motivation to...
John Sylvestre, Geoffrey Nelson, Annabelle Sabloff, Sarah Peddle
This article contrasts values associated with the delivery of housing programs for people with serious mental illness with the typical topics pertaining to housing that are studied by researchers. Six values were identified through a search and...
Eric L. Macnaughton, Paula N. Goering, Geoffrey B. Nelson
Objective: This paper is a methodological case study that describes the At Home/Chez Soi (Housing First) Initiative’s mixed-methods strategy for implementation evaluation and discusses the value of these methods in evaluating the...
Geoffrey Nelson; Eric Macnaughton; Paula Goering
Using the case of a large-scale, multi-site Canadian Housing First research demonstration project for homeless people with mental illness, At Home/Chez Soi, we illustrate the value of qualitative methods in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a...