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Integrated and Multisectoral Community Support for Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Health Problems: Habitations Nouveau Départ (QC408)

Recipient: Habitations Nouveau Départ

Contribution: $900,000.00

This project evaluated the effectiveness of a project called Habitations Nouveau Départ (HND), an initiative designed to assist people with mental health problems address their housing and social integration needs. Clients were assigned to receive services in three ways: through Habitations Nouveau Départ, through community outreach from the Pierre-Janet Hospital, or through a combination of the two. The groups were then compared to see whether the HND program was more effective than the support offered through the hospital. Effectiveness was measured by the effects on the participants’ mental health and by their use of other community services. The report concludes that support for adequate housing is an important part of the services offered to people with mental health problems.

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This project was supported by the Health Transition Fund, which was created in 1997 to provide support for evidence-based decision-making in health care reform by supporting pilot and evaluation projects which test innovative approaches to health care delivery. The views expressed herein do no necessarily represent the official policy of federal, provincial, or territorial governments.


Last Modified: 2005-08-29