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The Supportive Housing Outreach Team Report




RSSI’s Supportive Housing Outreach Team (SHOT) program was created to serve the homeless population in Chicago who had been homeless the longest and who had the most severe disabilities.  These men and women are living with mental illness and struggling with substance abuse issues.

By providing them with housing and a wide range of supportive services, not only are we helping to stabilize their lives, but we are saving money for our communities and our state that would otherwise pick up the tab for their care.  Learn how RSSI has saved taxpayers more than $8 million since the inception of the program.

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One-page factsheet on the economic impact of our SHOT program.

Publications by Michael Banghart, MA LPC


Medicaid Certification Tips



Banghart, Michael. (2015)  Tips on Obtaining Certification from the State of Illinois to Bill Medicaid for Mental Health Services.




Cook, J. A., Pickett-Schenk, S. A., Grey, D., Banghart, M. A., Rosenheck, R. A.,Randolph, F. (2001). Vocational Outcomes Among Formerly Homeless Individuals with Severe Mental Illness in the ACCESS Program. Psychiatric Services, 52(8),1075-1080.


Pickett-Schenk, S. A., Cook, J. A., Grey, D., Banghart, M., Rosenheck, R. A., Randolph, F. (2002). Employment Histories of Homeless Persons with Mental Illness. Community Mental Health Journal, 38(3) 199-211.

Haney Davis, T., Jason, L. A., Banghart, M. A. (1998). The Effect of Housing on

Individuals with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. Journal of Primary Prevention,

19(1) 31-42.

Book Chapters:

Pickett-Schenk, S.A., Cook, J.A., & Banghart, M., (2004). Business as usual: Work experience of homeless persons with mental illness. W. H. Fisher (Ed.). Research on employment for persons with severe mental illness. Research in community and mental health. Vol. 13, 63-79. Elsevier Ltd.


Pickett-Schenk, S.A., Banghart, M., & Cook, J.A. (2002).  Integrated treatment outcomes for homeless persons with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.  H. Graham, K. Mueser, M. Birchwood, & A. Copello (Eds.).  Substance misuse in psychosis: Approaches to treatment and service delivery.  West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Helpful Sources of Information


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Our approach to tackling homelessness is the Housing First model.  Learn more about what Housing First means and how it’s transforming the way we address homelessness in the United States.


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Read the updated and amended plan to prevent and end homelessness in the United States, prepared by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.



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According to the latest Point-In-Time Count and Survey Report prepared by the City of Chicago, 6,294 people were living in homelessness in Chicago during 2014.  Learn more about the men, women and families who are living in shelters and on the streets.