Objective: We assessed the feasibility and satisfaction of an apartment living program for formerly homeless adults with mental health and substance use disorders.

Method: A one-group pretest-posttest design was used with 22 participants who attended a six-week apartment living program.

Results: Sixteen participants completed the study and demonstrated improvement in the performance of and satisfaction with needed daily life skills (performance: Z = −3.56, p ≤ 0.000, d = −1.86; satisfaction: Z = −2.84, p ≤ 0.004, d = −1.85), interpersonal skills (Z = −3.52, p ≤ 0.000, d = −2.98) and quality-of-life scores (Z = −3.52, p ≤ 0.000, d = −1.34). Participants reported high levels of satisfaction with the program.

Conclusion: This study demonstrates the feasibility and satisfaction of an apartment living program and warrants further research.

Sharon A. Gutman, Emily I. Raphael-Greenfield, Jan Berg, Angela Agnese, Stephanie Gross, Sabah Ashmi, Omolara Ogunye, Connie Shin & Daniella Weiss

Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 01 Oct 2018

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Feasibility and Satisfaction of an Apartment Living Program for Homeless Adults With Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder [2018]