, Volume 28, Issue 3-4, pp 187-189,
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Date: 29 Jun 2007

Welcome Letter

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Dear colleagues

The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to support the development of this special issue of The Journal of Primary Prevention on homelessness and mental illness. We thank the Journal for its interest in homelessness prevention and the authors and guest editors for advancing the field with their knowledge and insights.

Since its inception, CMHS has worked hard to address issues of homelessness among individuals with severe mental illness. Under the leadership of the Homeless Programs Branch, the Center:

  • Provides financial resources to state mental health authorities and local communities through the Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) formula grant program;

  • Expands the nation’s knowledge base through strategic service demonstration efforts such as ACCESS and the Chronic Homelessness Initiative; and

  • Improves community-bas ...