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CTI is an empirically supported, time-limited case management model designed to prevent homelessness and other adverse outcomes in people with mental illness following discharge from hospitals, prisons and other institutions. CTI is designed to be most effective when individuals are housed in the community and helped with a long term support plan.
CTI Empirically Proven to Reduce Homelessness:
The effectiveness of CTI as compared to usual services only (USO) was examined in a randomized clinical trial between 1990 and 1994. The site of the study was the Columbia-Presbyterian Psychiatry Shelter Program in the Fort Washington Armory Shelter for men in New York City. Men in the CTI group received services tailored to their needs for the nine-month period of transition into community housing, through a continuous relationship with a CTI case manager, whereas men in the USO group received existing community services. Given that the 1990 New York/New York agreement created many supportive services and housing facilities for the homeless mentally ill, many of the men in both CTI and USO groups had access to high-quality community services. The main outcome measure analyzed was the number of nights homeless each man experienced during the 18-month follow-up period. Clients in the CTI group had significantly fewer homeless nights than the control group, an average of 30 days as compared to 91 in the USO group.
See attached article and website on CTI to learn more on the proven effectiveness and cost effectiveness of CTI.