PRISM: A Shelter-Based Partnership for People Experiencing Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness.

TitlePRISM: A Shelter-Based Partnership for People Experiencing Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsLaliberté V, Roussel-Bergeron D, Latimer E, Farmer O
JournalPsychiatr Serv
Paginationappips202000682
Date Published2021 Aug 04
ISSN1557-9700
Abstract

PRISM ( [Homelessness Mental Health Reaffiliation Project]) is a clinical service developed through partnerships between shelters and the publicly funded Canadian health care system to address the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness and severe mental illness in Montreal. It provides inpatient treatment in a shelter setting for 2-3 months while helping clients find housing and appropriate longer-term support services. From program inception in November 2013 to May 2019, 52% of the 579 PRISM clients were in permanent housing after program discharge, 11% were in temporary housing, and 21% were not housed (homeless or incarcerated). In addition, 16% were transferred to inpatient treatment or rehabilitation services, and 85% were referred to and engaged in outpatient or community services.

DOI10.1176/appi.ps.202000682
Alternate JournalPsychiatr Serv
PubMed ID34346731