In the last 10 years, multiple studies have concluded that housing people with mental health disabilities in adult and family care homes is not the best plan for them. Each study has recommended phasing out use of the homes and improving the system. Despite that, the number of homes has increased along with the number of adults with mental illness who live in them.
This final installment of North Carolina Voices – Mental Health Disorder, surveys how North Carolina can address the housing needs of people with mental health disabilities, before the federal government forces the state to craft a solution.
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Story guest-edited by Cheryl Devall, news editor, Southern California Public Radio