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The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment

Carol L. M. Caton

Abstract

The Open Door: Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness in the Era of Community Treatment, explains how and why homelessness in this group has persisted over the past 35 years despite policy and program initiatives to end it. This ten-chapter book chronicles the unintended rise of homelessness in the wake of far-reaching reforms in post–World War II mental health care that resulted in the opening of the doors of the mental asylum and the evolution of a new system of community care that failed to address the multiple service and support needs of people with mental disability. The book documents t ... More

Keywords: Homelessness, severe mental illness, social and clinical characteristics, evidence-based care, supportive housing, homeless advocacy, ending chronic homelessness, social inclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190463380
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463380.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol L. M. Caton, author
Professor, Columbia University