Rapidly growing numbers of mentally ill homeless present a significant challenge for care- givers everywhere. A practical guide to assist individuals starting programs to address the needs of this population, Mentally Ill and Homeless presents six research demonstration projects arising from the Federal McKinney Homelessness Act. Internationally recognized contributors from across the mental health disciplines assemble to present solutions. Discussed are the problems encountered by research teams, impressions of the overall success and/or failure of the projects, preliminary quantitative findings, and the implications for the future of such programs.
1. Assertive Community Treatment for Homeless Adults 2. Critical Time Intervention for Individuals in Transition from Shelter to Community Living 3. Supported Independent Housing: Implementation Issues and Solutions in The San Diego Project 4. The Cincinnati Project: Problems and Pitfalls 5. The Present and Future of Innovative Programs for the Homeless Mentally Ill 6. Psychiatric Services for Homeless People