Download Not For Lack Of Trying: Barriers To Employment And The Unrealized Potential Of Psychiatric Survivors Living In Boarding Homes
Principal Organization: Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses
Partner Organization: Habitat Services
Principal Investigator: Joyce Brown and Becky McFarlane
The aim of this community based research project was to engage Habitat tenants, both as researchers and as participants in focus groups, to provide qualitative evidence that would help make the case for greater resourcing of the boarding home sector in the area of employment. In addition to building the capacity of Habitat as an organization to use qualitative research to promote recovery, this project also provided transferable skills to five tenants living in Habitat funded homes through training as research assistants.