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Research & Outcomes


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.

Providing housing for this homeless population helps them improve their health and wellbeing and saves money for our communities.  Learn how RSSI has saved taxpayers more than $8 million since the inception of the program.


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Publications by Michael Banghart, MA LPC

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.