Resolving Long-Term Homelessness: A Randomised Controlled Trial Examining the 36 Month Costs, Benefits and Social Outcomes From the Journey to Social Inclusion Pilot Program
Johnson, G., Kuehnle, D., Parkinson, S., Sesa, S. & Tseng, Y., ‘Resolving Long-Term Homelessness: A Randomised Controlled Trial Examining the 36 Month Costs, Benefits and Social Outcomes From the Journey to Social Inclusion Pilot Program’, Sacred Heart Mission, St Kilda, 2014
40 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2019
Date Written: 2014
Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI) is a pilot project designed to break the cycle of long-term homelessness. This report presents the social and economic outcomes after the completion of the pilot. The evaluation uses a randomised controlled trial that tracks the outcomes of J2SI participants (Group J) and compares their outcomes with those of a comparison group (Group E) who are being supported by existing services. After three years 80% of the original participants remained involved in the trial. The evidence suggests that J2SI had a significant impact on the lives of most participants. After three years 85% of J2SI participants were housed compared to 41% of those who were receiving existing service.
Keywords: supportive housing; chronic homelessness; intensive case management; randomised controlled trial
JEL Classification: I38; I31; I14; R28
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