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Factors Related to Employment and Housing Outcomes of Public Mental Health Consumers in Washington State

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Mason Burley, Jim Mayfield - August 2010

The Washington State Institute for Public Policy was directed by the 2001 Washington State Legislature to “conduct a longitudinal study of long-term [mental health] client outcomes to assess any changes in client status at two, five, and ten years.” This latest report discusses supported employment and housing outcomes for public mental health consumers in Washington State.

For this analysis, we selected all adults who received public mental health services in 2006. We then analyzed all service episodes for these individuals between 2002 and 2007. Based on these records, we examined how employment and housing outcomes related to treatment patterns. According to this analysis, and a review of national literature:

  • Employment history, diagnosis, and functioning all predict likelihood of employment after treatment.
  • Earnings levels for employed adults remain low; eligibility guidelines for benefit programs (such as SSI) may also constrain employment decisions.
  • Supported employment and permanent supportive housing programs can improve outcomes for consumers, if implemented according to recommended guidelines.

Report ID: 10-08-3401

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