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Housing Homeless Women: A Consumer Preference Study
Paula Goering; Darianna Paduchak; Janet Durbin
Psychiatric Services 1990; doi:
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The authors express appreciation to the Toronto Metropolitan Community Services Department, which provided funding, and to the project advisory committee, which provided valuable advice. They also thank the staff of the hostels and drop-in centers for their cooperation and the homeless women for sharing their views.

Social and Community Psychiatry Section of Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, 250 College Street, Toronto, M5T 1R8, Canada

1990 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Consumer preference surveys can provide valuable information on which to base the planning and development of housing for groups with special needs. The authors describe a survey that explored the housing histories, problems, needs, and preferences of a sample of 38 chronically homeless women contacted in metropolitan Toronto hostels and drop-in centers. Despite having multiple mental and physical health problems, the women showed a strong preference for a normal, independent living situation. However, they acknowledged the need for a range of supportive services to maintain themselves in such a situation. The women strongly opposed being housed in settings with mentally ill persons, with alcohol or drug abusers, and with those involved in criminal activities.

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