Secure housing is a basic human need. Without a stable home, feeding ourselves, finding work, and building a life are next to impossible. Some communities across the country are already providing supportive housing to those who face homelessness or who struggle with chronic illnesses, both physical and mental. The results are astoundingly positive, resulting in less homelessness; reduced incarceration rates; lower rates of substance abuse; improved support for growing children; reduced health care, emergency, and justice spending; and greater participation in the legal economy.
- Increase availability of affordable, supportive housing
- Increase capacity and scope of crisis stabilization centers, transitional shelter, and residential psychiatric facilities to support health, safety, and liberty
Equitas Progress Report: Is Colorado Promoting Mental Health and Freedom over Punishment and Incarceration?
Webinar recorded by CBHC on behalf of Colorado’s MHDCJS Legislative Task Force. View the webinar on the CBHC website....
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