Behavioral Health and Homelessness Resources

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

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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
From Food Insecurity to a Full Plate

The Sustainable Food Center in Austin, Texas, works with food producers to combat food insecurity and help everyone access healthy, organic produce.

Article 2013
JFK’s Legacy of Community-based Care

The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 set up community mental health facilities across the United States and continues to impact mental health policy.

Article 2013
Sequestration and Homeless Services

Mark Allison of the National Low Income Housing Coalition explains sequestration and how it impacts homeless service and housing providers.

Article 2013
Virginia Supportive Housing Project

Virginia agencies work to end chronic homelessness through collaboration and partnerships with government at the local, state, and national levels.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
Homeless Services for the Whole Family

Learn how the New Reach network in Connecticut provides housing to single mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Resources to Help LGBT Youth

A workgroup that SAMHSA helped start offers resources for clinicians to address the needs of youth who identify as LGBT and are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Peer Support Key for GBHI Grantee

Peer support is a key element of Palladia's Steps to Safety program for its homeless clients grappling with trauma and substance use.

Article 2013
Helping Texas’ Working Poor

Texas’ Center for Public Policy Priorities helps the state’s large population of working poor find resources to achieve financial stability.

Article 2013

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