Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 153–161 | Cite as

Innovative programming in a community service center

  • Edith Cunnane
  • William Wyman
  • Ann Rotermund
  • Ruth Murray
Brief Report

Abstract

A Community Center in a downtown urban area offers comprehensive services that provide continuity and choice to homeless and poor people. Emphasis is on outreach, through a Day Treatment Program for severely, persistently mentally ill homeless, a mobile outreach team, and neighborhood services, and/or employment, including a restaurant and Employment Reintegration Program. The Center is an example of how professionals, community and business leaders, and citizens can unite to assist clients and how programs can evolve from clients' requests and participation in services. The Center's programming can be followed in any community in this health care reform era.

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Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edith Cunnane
    • 1
  • William Wyman
    • 2
  • Ann Rotermund
    • 1
  • Ruth Murray
    • 3
  1. 1.Mental Health ProgramsSt. Patrick CenterSt. Louis
  2. 2.Program IndependenceSt. Patrick CenterSt. Louis
  3. 3.Saint Louis University School of NursingSt. Louis

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