“The Apartment is for You, It’s Not for Anyone Else”: Managing Social Recovery and Risk on the Frontlines of Single-Adult Supportive Housing

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Abstract

This multi-method qualitative study examines frontline provider perspectives on consumer social relationships and barriers to social recovery in supportive housing programs for adults with serious mental illness. Thematic analyses show that guest and occupancy policies that enforce the “single” nature of single-adult supportive housing challenge consumer rights to self-determination in the realm of social recovery. Findings also highlight the ways in which providers act to reinforce and subvert these policies while mitigating risk in this service setting. Recommendations for enhancing the recovery orientation of supportive housing and implications for the design of the homeless service system are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-162
Number of pages11
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Keywords

  • Case management
  • Mental health recovery
  • Qualitative
  • Supportive housing

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