HUD/HHS/VA Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homelessness: Preliminary Client Outcomes Report. Characteristics of individuals screened, enrolled into the CICH program, and evaluation participants

02/26/2007

Table 3.
Characteristics of individuals screened, enrolled into the CICH program, and evaluation participants.

[stats as of Feb. 2006]
  TOTAL Not enrolled Enrolled Participant ANOVA /
Chi-sqr.
(N=1,430; 100%) (N=188; 13%) (N=508; 36%) (N=734; 51%)
Mean/% SD/N Mean/% SD/N Mean/% SD/N Mean/% SD/N df F/
Chi-Sq
p
Age (yrs.) 44.7 10 46.8 13 43.2 10 45.2 9 2 11 ***
Male 74% 1061 80% 151 69% 353 76% 557 2 11 **
Race/ethnicity
White 45% 649 26% 49 60% 305 40% 295 2 80 ***
Black 44% 630 60% 113 30% 153 50% 364 2 69 ***
Native American 3% 42 2% 3 2% 11 4% 28 2 4 n.s.
Asian 1% 14 0% 0 1% 4 1% 10 2 3 n.s.
Hawaiian/Other Asian 1% 14 1% 1 1% 7 1% 6 2 1 n.s.
Hispanic 7% 101 11% 21 7% 37 6% 43 2 6 *
Treatment Category
Individual 100% 1426 99% 186 100% 508 100% 732 2 6 n.s.
Parent of minor child 0% 3 1% 1 0% 0 0% 2 2 2 n.s.
Homeless Category
Past yr. or longer 69% 980 67% 126 72% 368 66% 486 2 6 n.s.
4+ episodes past 3 yrs. 31% 450 33% 62 28% 140 34% 248 2 6 n.s.
Disability
Medical problem 34% 488 23% 44 26% 132 43% 312 2 48 ***
Mental health problem 60% 854 39% 74 48% 243 73% 537 2 117 ***
Substance abuse problem 77% 1106 79% 149 84% 425 72% 532 2 22 ***
Developmental disability 4% 60 1% 1 6% 32 4% 27 2 12 **
Contact location
Shelter or mission 26% 374 36% 67 24% 124 25% 183 2 10 **
Street, park, outdoors 25% 358 23% 43 45% 230 12% 85 2 182 ***
Soup kitchen 2% 24 1% 1 0% 2 3% 21 2 13 **
Drop in center 13% 188 12% 22 18% 93 10% 73 2 19 ***
Residential tx program 4% 57 4% 8 1% 6 6% 43 2 17 ***
Mental health agency 5% 77 3% 5 2% 8 9% 64 2 33 ***
Housing agency 7% 95 1% 2 2% 10 11% 83 2 53 ***
Health clinic 2% 26 4% 7 0% 1 2% 18 2 13 **
Hospital 1% 18 1% 1 0% 1 2% 16 2 10 **
VA facility 5% 77 5% 10 1% 7 8% 60 2 27 ***
Jail or prison 0% 5 0% 0 0% 2 0% 3 2 1 n.s.
Other location 9% 131 12% 22 5% 24 12% 85 2 19 ***
Contact initated by…
Lead agency 27% 390 35% 65 5% 27 41% 298 2 194 ***
Partnering agency 51% 734 41% 77 87% 440 30% 217 2 400 ***
Referral by other agency 10% 149 9% 17 4% 20 15% 112 2 42 ***
Evaluation staff 14% 188 12% 22 18% 93 11% 73 2 16 ***
Self-referral 4% 51 4% 8 1% 6 5% 37 2 13 **
Other source 4% 56 9% 17 3% 13 4% 26 2 16 ***
Clinician observations
Medical problem 34% 480 24% 45 26% 130 42% 305 2 43 ***
Psychotic disorder 20% 286 7% 13 14% 72 27% 201 2 56 ***
Other serious mental d/o 47% 679 35% 65 42% 213 55% 401 2 34 ***
Alcohol abuse 60% 856 64% 121 66% 334 55% 401 2 17 ***
Drug abuse 60% 857 60% 112 74% 376 50% 369 2 70 ***
Developmental disability 6% 82 3% 5 6% 30 6% 47 2 4 n.s.
Client response
Taked briefly 5% 65 14% 27 6% 29 1% 9 2 62 ***
Not interested in svcs 1% 10 3% 6 0% 2 0% 2 2 19 ***
Interested in basic svcs 32% 458 19% 36 63% 321 14% 101 2 353 ***
Interested in full svcs 63% 897 63% 119 31% 156 85% 622 2 375 ***
   * p<.05   ** p<.01   *** p<.001

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