Many people with mental illness, especially those that are dual diagnosis, have trouble taking care of their basic needs.
To get better, someone with a dual diagnosis must treat both conditions.
If you have a drinking problem and a mental health problem, it's called a dual diagnosis.
A dual diagnosis can make treatment for an alcohol problem harder.
It also hosts an annual international congress on dual diagnosis.
The tenancies are for people with histories of homelessness and many have complex needs including dual diagnosis.
Last year, 41 percent had a "dual diagnosis" of mental illness and substance abuse.
When you have schizophrenia and a substance abuse problem, it's called a dual diagnosis.
They have been used with single problem addictions as well as dual diagnoses and homeless.
Four years ago, only five of MacLaren's residents had a dual diagnosis, she said.