This article examines a model of service delivery for homeless mentally ill women, a combined day center and shelter program.
Using data from participant observation and in-depth interviews with 21 clients, four patterns of day center and shelter use are delineated.
Overall, few women from the day center make the transition to the shelter, and then to permanent housing and mental health stability.
In the absence of a comprehensive public mental health system and low-income housing, however, many more women benefit from periodic use of the shelter as respite from the streets and from daily support services provided by the day center.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sans domicile fixe, Trouble psychiatrique, Système santé, Centre santé, Jour, Foyer communautaire, Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Etude comparative, Santé mentale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Femme, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : No fixed abode, Mental disorder, Health system, Health center, Day, Community home, Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Comparative study, Mental health, United States, North America, America, Woman, Human
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