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Boston Offers a SPOT for Preventing Overdose

The Boston Health Care for Homeless Program created an innovative program to prevent overdose deaths.

Article 2017
Homeless and Housing Services Providers Confront Opioid Overdose

Programs across the country use naloxone and preventative measures to save people experiencing homelessness and opioid use disorders.

Article 2017
Naloxone Is a Key to Safety in Scattered-Site Housing

Pathways to Housing Pennsylvania train staff to use naloxone to prevent opioid overdose deaths around Philadelphia.

Article 2017
Naloxone in Shelter Settings: A Success Story from Michigan

The Robert J. Delonis Center works to prevent overdose deaths in people experiencing homelessness and opioid use disorder in Ann Arbor.

Article 2017
Useful Resources on Medication-Assisted Treatment

Find guides, reports, and more designed to help medical professionals treat opioid use disorders among people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2017
Useful Resources on Opioid Overdose Prevention

Find toolkits, manuals, and more designed to help homeless and housing service providers understand, obtain, and use naloxone to prevent opioid overdose deaths.

Article 2017
Boston's Homeless Court Provides Legal Assistance

Boston’s Homeless Court helps people experiencing homelessness address legal issues that might prevent them from obtaining housing and assistance.

Article 2016
Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Can Improve Health Outcomes

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can improve health outcomes for patients with opioid or alcohol use disorders.

Article 2016
Peer Advocates Transition Residents from Homelessness

The Peer Advocate Program at the Skid Row Housing Trust helps new residents transition from homelessness into housing.

Article 2016
Seattle Overdose Response Plan Breaks Barriers

An overdose response plan in Seattle, Washington, helps provide lifesaving care to vulnerable adults with an opioid dependency.

Article 2016
Yale Study Examines People in Housing with Substance Use Disorders

Yale University's Jack Tsai, Ph.D., examines the Housing First model and ways to help people with substance use disorders access housing.

Article 2016
Shelter Diversion in North Carolina

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, North Carolina, formalizes its diversion initiative to eliminate stays in shelters.

Article 2015
Substance Use Treatment for Older Adults

Older adults age 50 and over with substance use disorders need treatment services that are sensitive to age-related or generational issues.

Article 2015
Writer Reflects on Meaning of Recovery

Contributing Writer Katherine Volk reflects on conversations with staff at a community-based organization about re-imagining the notion of recovery.

Article 2015
Hotline Supports Runaway Youth

Learn how the National Runaway Safeline provides confidential support to at-risk youth who are experiencing homelessness or contemplating running away.

Article 2015
Reducing Toxic Stress in Childhood

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that toxic stress during childhood harms an individual’s long-term health and well-being.

Article 2015
100,000 Homes Campaign: A Success Story

The 100,000 Homes Campaign has provided housing and shelter for more than 100,000 individuals and families experiencing homelessness nationwide.

Article 2015
A Hawaiian Approach to Sustainable Housing

With providers on all main islands, the Hawai’i Community Foundation's (HCF) HousingASAP program helps families experiencing homelessness find permanent housing.

Article 2015
Boston Health Center Builds Hope and Trust for LGBT Youth

Learn how the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center's integrated care model helps Boston-area LGBT youth experiencing homelessness build hope and trust.

Article 2015
Boston Nonprofit Steadfast Amid Abrupt Relocations

Learn how the nonprofit group Friends of Boston’s Homeless maintained job-training and other services when faced with unforeseen challenges.

Article 2015

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