Assessing Health, Promoting Wellness: Recommended Practices Involving Recovering Persons in Service Delivery

Both the literature and in-depth interviews with PATH administrators and consumer practitioners are replete with the many advantages of hiring people with mental illnesses who experienced homelessness to engage their peers into treatment and services. Advantages accrue to the recipients of services, to the consumer practitioners themselves, and to the PATH-funded agencies they serve. We adapted the information below from ―Consumer Practitioners in PATH-Funded Programs, a report of the Consumer Involvement Workgroup published in August 2006 (Authors).

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