Non-Abstinence-Based supportive housing for persons with Co-Occurring disorders: A human rights perspective
Harm reduction, Homelessness, Human rights, Portland, Substance abuse
Journal of Progressive Human Services
Surveys of providers of social services in Portland, Oregon, in 2003 and 2007 revealed a significant policy shift in meeting the housing needs of chronically mentally ill, homeless persons with ongoing substance-abuse problems. The shift in policy, taking place in Portland, Seattle, Washington, Minneapolis, and other U.S. cities, from a sobriety-first requirement to a housing-first philosophy has occurred largely because of cost-effectiveness. Only when such housing is provided as a human right can we say that a true paradigm shift has occurred. © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Department of Social Work
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DOI of published version
van Wormer, Rupert and van Wormer, Katherine, "Non-Abstinence-Based supportive housing for persons with Co-Occurring disorders: A human rights perspective" (2009). Faculty Publications. 2309.