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New McGill Study Reveals High Cost of Homelessness

01 August 2017

Matthew Pearce, President and CEO of the Old Brewery Mission, appears on CBC’s The National to talk about effective, sustainable solutions to homelessness following a new study by McGill University revealing the average annual cost per individual of providing services to a homeless person with mental illness is $55,000.

The article entitled The costs of services for homeless people with mental illness in five Canadian cities: Results from a large prospective follow-up study, by Eric A. Latimer, was published in the journal CMAJ Open DOI:10.9778/cmajo.20170018

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