Resource Title: Is System Integration Associated with Client Outcomes?
Format: Adobe PDF
Product Type: Research and Reports
Date Completed: June 2007
Author/Organization: VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center
A cornerstone effort of the increased focus on chronic homelessness was the development of the Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness (CICH), an innovative demonstration project coordinated by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and jointly funded by The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS (SAMHSA and HRSA)] and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Initiated in 2003, this jointly funded demonstration focuses on improving outcomes for chronically homeless individuals by making funding available to support 11 communities working to integrate housing and treatment services for disabled individuals who have experienced long-term and/or repeated homelessness. This report merges network data reflecting collaboration, trust and use of evidence-based practices at the time clients enrolled in the CICH with 12-month client outcome data to examine the association of interagency relationships at the start of the program and client outcome during the first year of program participation.