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George Tolomiczenko, Paula Goering
This study aims to describe the rates of legal involvement among adult shelter users. These rates are compared with rates of legal involvement in the general population. Gender differences in rates of legal involvement are also presented. Finally,...
George Tolomiczenko, Paula Goering, Janet Durbin
Objective: To determine whether the viewing of a video depicting the successful struggles of homeless persons with mental illness in finding and maintaining housing can have a positive impact on attitudes toward homeless persons...
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...
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...
Janet Durbin, Paula Goering, David Streiner, George Pink
Continuity of care is a concern for mental health clients in the post deinstitutionalization era of community care. A proposed solution is systems integration. This paper reviewed research on systems integration, focusing on continuity of care...
Paula Goering, George Tolomiczenko, Tess Sheldon, Katherine Boydell, Donald Wasylenki
The Pathways Into Homelessness project in Toronto interviewed 300 unaccompanied adult users of homeless shelters to identify characteristics of individuals who are homeless for the first time. The sample reflected the total population of homeless...
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...
Tim Aubry, Meaghan Bell, John Ecker, Paula Goering
The Homelessness Partnering Secretariat (HPS) has developed several directives to assist communities with the shift to a Housing First framework. The first directive states that chronically and episodically homeless individuals should be prioritized...
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...
Eric Macnaughton, Geoffrey Nelson, Paula Goering, Myra Piat
Executive Summary The current research examines the policy impacts of the AHCS project beyond the demonstration project period. Part of a larger study about the sustainability of the services and their long-term impacts, the current report examines...
Stephen Hwang, Eric Latimer, Tim Aubry, Sam Tsemberis, Paula Goering
Objective:  The At Home/Chez Soi randomized controlled trial examines the effectiveness of a less resource-intensive Housing First intervention using Intensive Case Management (HF-ICM) for homeless individuals with mental illness and moderate levels...
Eric Macnaughton, Geoffrey Nelson, Paula Goering, Myra Piat
The purpose of this study was to understand the sustainability of the At Home/Chez Soi (AHCS) project with respect to its wider impact on homelessness policy in Canada and internationally. Using a qualitative case study approach with 15 key...
Jeffrey S. Hoch, Carolyn S. Dewa, Stephen W. Hwang, Paula Goering
The cost of health care services and supports for mental health and addictions is important to know. In order to calculate it, one must know who is receiving what is being provided by whom at what price. Without tracking these types of data, it is...
Paula Goering, Scott Veldhuizen, Aimee Watson, Carol Adair, Brianna Kopp, Eric Latimer, Angela Ly
Over 900 individuals from our shelters and on our streets who have not been well served by our current approach are now housed in adequate, affordable and suitable settings. Eighty six percent of participants remain in their first or second unit (as...
Myra Piat, Lauren Polvere, Greg Townley, Geoffrey Nelson, Eric Macnaughton, Nathalie Egalité, Paula Goering
This report presents a synthesis of the findings of the baseline consumer narrative interviews collected for the At Home/Chez Soi project1. This pan Canadian project, which is funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), is a five-year...