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New study turns attention to rural homelessness

Occupational Therapy professor Carrie Anne Marshall, whose research focuses on social determinants of mental health, has explored the idea of an integrated supported living model for those facing homelessness in rural communities.

Homeless individuals in rural areas are offered few options when it comes to assistance in their communities, frequently forcing them into urban centres in search of help.

With many of those same individuals living with mental-health or substance-use issues, stopping that flow and allowing them to seek assistance closer to home creates better outcomes for all involved, according to a recent study led by Marshall. Read more about the study in Western News.