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
Running for Recovery

The Back On My Feet program uses running to help people experiencing homelessness see that recovery and positive change is possible through perseverance.

Article 2013
Rediscovering Yourself in Recovery

Learn how psychiatric rehabilitation fosters personal growth for people in recovery despite struggles with mental illness and social exclusion.

Article 2013
Integrating Peer-support Services

Review recommendations for integrating peer support services into healthcare systems as promoted by the Affordable Care Act.

Article 2013
Compassion and Coordinating Services

Compassion for people experiencing homelessness who have suffered trauma is at the center of one continuum of care provider in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Article 2013
Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Learn about the unique impacts of homelessness on youth, which include the risk of substance use and trauma.

Article 2013
Book Chronicles Author’s Outreach

Author Danielle Steel spent 11 years providing street outreach to people experiencing chronic homelessness in San Francisco, CA.

Article 2013
SAMHSA Grantee in Tulsa

Learn how the T-HARP program made behavioral health treatment accessible for people in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
Choices for Homeless Survival

A first-person account of how struggling to survive on the streets subjects people to social exclusion and can often lead to jail.

Article 2013

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