A randomized, controlled pilot study of the effectiveness of a peer-directed intervention for persons who are formerly homeless

Community participation does not necessarily increase when housing success is achieved. This study tests a peer brokered, supported participation intervention for enhancing community living and participation among individuals who are formerly homeless and are currently receiving supported housing services.

A randomized, controlled trial of supported leisure and recreation for an active life

Working with a network of mental health agencies, this study assesses the effectiveness of a recreation-based intervention for participants currently receiving case management services, in promoting independence through community access and interest-based community participation.

A randomized, controlled trial of the effectiveness of distance supported education for post-secondary students with psychiatric disabilities

Building upon the Collaborative’s prior work assessing supported education programs, this study will assess how effective an online supported education intervention can be in assisting students who have psychiatric disabilities with college completion and academic achievement.

Assessing the impact of self-directed care, within a Medicaid-funded environment, on participation and community living: A Randomized, controlled trial

Working with a selected sample of Medicaid clients in Delaware County (PA) served by Magellan Mental Health Systems, the study assesses the impact of placing primary control over the expenditure of Medicaid mental health funds in the hands of consumers, who were assisted by specially training peer specialist personnel.

A randomized, controlled, multisite trial of the effectiveness of supported education for postsecondary students with psychiatric disabilities

Working with a network of supported education programs funded by the State of New Jersey’s Office of Mental Health, the study offers a unique opportunity to assess the degree to which supported education programs can be effective in assisting students to complete their studies in a satisfactory manner.

A study of a peer-delivered participation and community living supports intervention for persons with co-occurring psychiatric and physical/sensory disabilities

Working with Liberty Resources, Inc. in Philadelphia, which is one of the nation’s oldest and largest Centers for Independent Living serving people with disabilities, the Collaborative explored the impact of providing the supports of Certified Peer Specialists for Liberty Resources consumers with both physical/sensory and psychiatric disabilities.