Behavioral Health and Homelessness Resources

Find articles, videos, webinars, and other resources to support your work with people experiencing homelessness.

(example: recovery)
Resource Title Description Format Yearsort descending
2010 PATH Grantee Meeting: Keynote

John O'Brien, senior advisor for health finance to the SAMHSA Administrator, discusses the impact of health financing on homeless services.

Video 2010
Larkin Street Stories: LGBT Youth

An introduction to Larkin Street Youth Services and how it addresses homelessness among youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

Video 2011
Larkin Street Stories: Social Inclusion

Larkin Street Youth Services staff discuss social inclusion of youth experiencing homelessness who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

Video 2011
Larkin Street Stories: Youth Identity

Youth accessing homeless services at Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco can choose to self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

Video 2011
2010 PATH Grantee Meeting: Opening Doors

A discussion of progress and next steps for the federal Opening Doors initiative, and the importance of integrated care and collaboration.

Video 2011
2010 PATH Grantee Meeting: Panel

A panel of national experts on homelessness, health care, and public policy discuss the impact of health financing legislation and funding through Medicaid.

Video 2011
2010 PATH Grantee Meeting: Awards

Three PATH programs are recognized in 2010 for their service to people experiencing homelessness with mental and/or substance use disorders.

Video 2011
Managing Suicidal Behavior in Treatment

A discussion on how to identify and address suicidal thoughts and behaviors among people with substance use disorders.

Video 2011
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Tips

Learn tips for providers to support people experiencing homelessness who are especially vulnerable during emergencies and disasters.

Article 2012
Outpatient Recovery Support and Housing

The Central City Concern's Recuperative Care has provided recovery support and permanent housing for more than 1,000 patients since its inception in 2005.

Article 2012
Housing Works Promotes Outreach

Mollie Lowery, program director of Housing Works in Los Angeles, shares a story of “Maria” that exemplifies the philosophy of the organization.

Article 2012
Skid Row Housing Trust

The Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT) provides permanent housing to people who are experiencing chronic homelessness with mental and/or substance use disorders.

Grantee Spotlight 2012
Trauma's Impact on Homelessness

The SHIFT Study reveals how trauma and violence impacts residential stability, particularly among women experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Partnerships With Police

Learn how a PATH grantee partners with police, peer specialists, and mental health systems to better serve people experiencing homelessness.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
Celebrating Recovery Each September

SAMHSA's Recovery Month raises awareness that satisfying and purposeful lives are possible for people in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders.

Article 2013
Social Exclusion in Emergency Care

Social exclusion of people experiencing homelessness can occur in hospital emergency rooms and delay access to health care.

Article 2013
Better Outcomes Through Outreach

Targeted outreach and intensive case management for people experiencing chronic homelessness leads to improvement in housing, mental health, and other outcomes.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
National Research Agenda

Learn how the National Research Agenda on Homelessness aims to update homelessness data and assess the impact of health financing reforms on services.

Article 2013
Housing First Supports Recovery

Stable housing through Housing First programs can end chronic homelessness and lead to engagement with services that support recovery.

Article 2013
Film Captures Homelessness First-hand

The documentary film Give Me A Shot of Anything provides a first-hand account of homelessness to raise awareness about poverty, homelessness, and health care.

Article 2013

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