Evaluation of Services in Supportive Housing Program

EMT partnered with a private non-profit agency to evaluate their outpatient in-home one year scattered site supportive housing program for homeless men and women with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. The evaluation examined implementation and fidelity to the intensive case management harm reduction evidence based approach using cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing techniques. The evaluation also tracks changes in outcomes at multiple time points using the National Outcomes Measures (NOMs), and additional standardized assessments including the PCL-C to measure trauma symptoms, the Global Appraisal of Functioning (GAF) social, occupational and psychological measures, the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) to measure mental health symptoms, the Perceived Stress scale (PSS), and the ASSIST to measure risk of alcohol, tobacco, and substance use. A client satisfaction form including closed and open-ended questions was also administered. An EMT research assistant was onsite to coordinate all data collection activities with project staff and to interact with the women. EMT shared fidelity and outcome data with project staff in multiple formats including client scores on the assessment instruments, monthly one-page flyers, and biannual reports and presentations. Open-ended client satisfaction responses were also thematically organized and provided to staff. Outcome data presentations emphasized changes in mental health and behavioral indicators.

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