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need for housing challenges mentally ill
« on: September 25, 2013, 04:20:50 AM »
need for housing challenges mentally ill

...Housing can be as important to recovery as medication, yet the mental-health system struggles to meet the demand for safe, affordable housing. To make matters worse, some clients' behavioral problems make then unwanted tenants.

Without affordable, stable housing, "many people remain in a constant state of crisis. They circle in and out of the jail, hospitals ... and shelters," Sally Ricci, an official with Supportive Services Inc., told the Beaver County commissioners this year in a letter seeking funding for her agency's housing programs...
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