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Housing first the Pathways model to end homelessness for people with mental illness and addiction by Sam J. Tsemberis

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Published by Hazelden in Center City, Minn .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSam Tsemberis
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV4505 .T74 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24412832M
ISBN 109781592859986
LC Control Number2010035376
OCLC/WorldCa657270941

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  This step-by-step manual provides a solid foundation for introducing the evidence-based Housing First approach--provide housing first, followed by supportive treatment services--into new locations, and evolving existing programs into those based on 4/5(1). Housing First (HF) is a person-centred philosophy of practice which emphasizes the goal of securing housing as a first step in supporting homeless individuals [4]. Once housing is secured, a. Dr. Sam founded Pathways to Housing in New York City in based on the belief that housing is a human right. At Pathways, Tsemberis developed the consumer-driven evidence-based Housing First model that provides immediate access to permanent supportive housing to individuals who are homeless and who have mental health and addiction problems. This book is the first to chronicle the story of Housing First (HF), a paradigm-shifting evidence-based approach to ending homelessness that began in New York City in and rapidly spread to other cities nationally and internationally. The authors report on the rise of a 'homeless industry' of shelters and transitional housing programs that the HF approach directly challenged by rejecting.

The Housing First in Canada book highlights eight Canadian case studies that attest to Housing First’s general effectiveness, especially when compared to ‘treatment first’ approaches. There are key questions that remain in developing Housing First practices, philosophies, programs . Housing First has proven to be a realistic, humane and effective way of responding to homelessness. Housing First in Canada: Supporting Communities to End Homelessness is the first book that examines how this approach has been applied in Canada. The book begins with a framework for Housing First that explains the core principles of the approach, as well as how it works in practice. Pathways Housing First is neither a “housing only” approach, nor does it offer “worker-knows-best” services coupled with immediate housing. It is a suc-cessful, rigorously documented, systematic approach to serving homeless people This book owes its existence to the many remarkable people, past and present. A Housing First system orientation recognizes that people experiencing homelessness—like all people—need the safety and stability of a home in order to best address challenges and pursue opportunities.. The Housing First approach connects people back to a home as quickly as possible, while making readily available the services that people may need to be stable and secure.

"Housing in America is an engaging book about the complex role housing plays in our lives. The authors begin by looking at the social, cultural and psychological meaning of home. Subsequent chapters take an interdisciplinary approach and examine the government’s role in housing, housing discrimination and segregation, affordable housing, and. Housing First Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives (Book): Padgett, Deborah: This book is the first to chronicle the story of Housing First (HF), a paradigm-shifting evidence-based approach to ending homelessness that began in New York City in and rapidly spread to other cities nationally and internationally. The authors report on the rise of a 'homeless. Make your FIRST event experience more memorable and 've negotiated hotel and travel discounts available exclusively for the FIRST h our housing experts at Experient, we provide you 24/7 access to full hotel descriptions, real-time availability, amenities, and other details allowing you to book quickly and confidently. This report, The Applicability of Housing First Models to Homeless Persons with Serious Mental Illness, provides a basic description of several programs that represent a Housing First model. The report should help clarify the issues and inform the policy discussion about how best to address the most vulnerable in American society.