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Mentally Ill Persons in Emergency and Specialized Shelters: Satisfaction and Distress
New England Journal of Public Policy
  • Russell K. Schutt, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Stephen M. Goldfinger, Harvard University
Publication Date
3-23-1992
Abstract
Emergency and specialized mental health shelters represent different service philosophies and are meant to appeal to different segments of the homeless and homeless mentally ill population. This article describes the different characteristics and needs of users of emergency and specialized mental health shelters for homeless persons in Boston. Service satisfaction is described in relation to these characteristics and needs as well as in terms of shelter type. Implications are identified for social and mental health service policies for the homeless.
Citation Information
Russell K. Schutt and Stephen M. Goldfinger. "Mentally Ill Persons in Emergency and Specialized Shelters: Satisfaction and Distress" (1992)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/russell_schutt/1/