In 2001 NAHS undertook an evaluation of the supportive housing offered at our complex at 350 Prideaux Street. Our research looked at hospitalizations and use of crisis services by the tenants before and after they moved into the complex and also attempted to measure the tenants’ perceptions of their general well being. The report also provides an overview of the support services that NAHS provides as well as a description of our philosophy of operation. In 2006, a follow-up study was completed. Those findings are now available.
In 2010, in the same format as was used at our project at 350 Prideaux Street, NAHS undertook an evaluation of the supportive housing offered at our complex at 153 Wallace Street.
In August of 2009, NAHS opened a new complex for independent, low-income, single adults with no in-house supports. Most of the new tenants agreed to an interview using a similar research format to our other studies. We felt that it would be worthwhile to have data which would allow us to compare outcomes from the supported and non-supported projects. Look for the results in 2014.
BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network
Centre for Addictions Research of BC
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Network Environments for Aboriginal Research BC
Social Planning and Research Council of BC
Women’s Health Research Network