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Resource Title: Work as a Priority: A Resource for Employing People Who Have Serious Mental Illnesses and Who Are Homeless

Format: Adobe PDF

Product Developer: Other Federal icon

Product Type: Guidebooks

Date Completed: January 2003

Author/Organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


This guidebook is intended for service providers and policymakers seeking information on increasing employment among homeless people with serious mental illnesses. It aims to provide both a practical and conceptual foundation to the issue of employing homeless people with serious mental illnesses. It includes background on the issue, a conceptual framework for providing employment services, an outline of various approaches to employment, tips for working with the state vocational rehabilitation agency, and background on the federal laws that deal with the right to work.

Keywords: Right to work, mental illness, homeless employment, mental health services, employment services


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