Homeless Mentally Ill Women: A Special Population

  • Leona L. Bachrach
Part of the Women in Context book series (WICO)


Homeless mentally ill women clearly constitute what the President’s Commission on Mental Health (1978) in the Carter years termed a “special population”—a subpopulation of American citizens who experience extraordinary and often unremitting barriers to care. Indeed, several areas of “specialness” converge to affect the access of homeless mentally ill women to needed services.


Mental Health Center Homeless People Community Psychiatry Homeless Population Physical Debility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leona L. Bachrach
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  1. 1.Maryland Psychiatric Research CenterUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineCantonsvilleUSA

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