Rehabilitation & Recovery/Ongoing Projects

Title: Improving Outcomes for Homeless Veterans with Peer Support
Dates: 
12/1/2012 - 11/1/2016
Funder: Veterans Administration
Funding: $1,100,000
PI: Marsha Ellison, Ph.D.

Description: This project is a multi-site randomized controlled trial of delivering peer support to homeless veterans with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse. Using a manualized peer support intervention available in the MISSION-VET Consumer Workbook this project aims to improve housing retention and community functioning by reducing substance use and relapse among 200 veterans in Bedford, Massachusetts and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Personnel: David Smelson, Psy.D. (Co-I)

Center for Mental Health Services Research