This report presents the results from the evaluation of implementation of the At Home Project / Projet Chez Soi in Moncton. The Moncton site is one of five projects initiated across Canada and funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). In addition to Moncton, the At Home/Chez Soi project is being implemented in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver. It is part of a 5-year research demonstration project testing programs intended to assist people with a mental illness who have experienced housing problems of a long-term nature.
The current report focuses on the evaluation of implementation of the At Home / Chez Soi program in Moncton over a 17-month period from its start-up in October 2009 to March 2011. The data for the evaluation was collected over a five month period from October 2010 to March 2011. The purpose of this report is to present a qualitative description of the implementation of the program from the perspective of the different stakeholder groups.
The evaluation of implementation is intended to complement an assessment of the fidelity of the program conducted in August 2010 by an external team of evaluators that included Paula Goering, Research Lead for the At Home / Chez Soi project, Juliana Walker, a staff member from Pathways, and two other external evaluators knowledgeable about Housing First and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs. The team assessed the Moncton program with regard to its adherence to a set of standards developed by Pathways in collaboration with members of the National Research Team of the At Home / Chez Soi project.