ONE woman who has tested Southport's 'drop-in' centre is local mum Lynn Deary.
Janet adds: 'Before the idea of the 'drop-in' centre, we would have been forced to admit the mother and she would have been in hospital for a few days.
The General Clinic is the oldest of the Suitcase Clinic's three drop-in centers, and receives up to forty clients per night on average.
Over the years, mental health workers have developed an array of strategies - drop-in centers, mobile outreach teams, forcible commitment as the law allows.
Another service that our community mental-health system should offer is after-hours drop-in centers for the mentally ill.
The Veterans Administration formally opened in Brooklyn the city's first Federally financed drop-in center for homeless veterans, stepping up its commitment to the former servicemen.
It needs more drop-in centers, where homeless people can go for a shower, food, medical attention and a respite from the streets.
Two years ago, Sun Microsystems opened three drop-in centers scattered around the Bay Area as an experiment.
Many of these theaters function almost as drop-in centers, where writers and directors can exchange ideas and audiences can see work by new artists.
She created drop-in centers, better schools, classes in auto mechanics and sewing, micro-enterprise projects, discussion groups and a television show with neighborhood youth talking about their problems.