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Housing first for mentally ill homeless
Homeless people with mental illnesses from five cities across Canada will take part in the federal housing project. (CBC)A new research project designed to study the link between mental health and homelessness is giving more than 1,300 people across Canada a chance to get something many might not have thought possible: a roof over their head.
The At Home research project, launched Monday by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, hopes to determine the value of providing housing first — and then following it with rehabilitation and treatment — for those who are homeless and mentally ill.
Altogether 1,350 people in Moncton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver will be provided housing, and close to 1,000 other people will be provided health and social services but won't receive housing. Researchers will track both groups to assess the comparative success of each method.