Handbook of Alternative Community Housing for Psychiatric Patients in Canada

Publisher:  Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1980  
Pages:  132pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2100

Abstract:  This handbook defines and lists all alternative community housing programs now operating for psychiatric patients in Canada.

The authors surveyed Canada to develop a list of 65 half-way houses, co-operative group homes and satellite housing programs defined as "alternative housing'. Special care homes, boarding homes and foster or approved homes were not included in the "alternative housing" definition.

The handbook classifies alternative housing facilities according to variables such as: location, program philosophy, funding sources, sex of residents, selection process, services, staffing and supervision, resident responsibilities and length of stay.

Also included is a 13 -page bibliography on alternative community housing. In addition, the authors intend to continue their work in the form of an information and consultation service so as to update the handbook as conditions and projects change across Canada.

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