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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, Julian Somers, Akm Moniruzzaman
It is well documented that homeless individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) are in frequent contact with multiple public systems including housing, health, criminal justice, income assistance and various community-based programs. However, this...
Denise M Zabkiewicz, Michelle Patterson, James Frankish
<i>Objectives: </i>The Vancouver At Home (VAH) Study is part of a multi-site Canadian program of research that seeks policy relevant evidence surrounding service interventions for adults who are homeless and mentally ill...
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, Julian M. Somers, Akm Moniruzzaman
Recent research and policy making concerning homelessness has focused on the particular challenges associated with ending chronic homelessness. It is generally assumed that individuals who have been homeless for longer durations have a greater...
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...