Mental and Substance Use Disorders and Homelessness Resources

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

(example: recovery)
Resource Title Description Formatsort descending Year
A Hawaiian Approach

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

Article 2015
Vermont's Peer Recovery Structure

Learn how Vermont uses a statewide peer-to-peer recovery structure to help communities address substance use issues and promote prevention and awareness.

Article 2014
Supporting Teen Mothers

Congregate care holds potential benefits for teen mothers in foster care, according to a 2014 study on New York City’s Inwood House.

Article 2015
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
Texas Group Tackles Poverty and Housing

Mobile Loaves & Fishes in Austin, Texas, tackles both poverty and housing by providing entrepreneurship opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Reshaping Public Perception

Learn how the Recovery Now! campaign works to change the public's negative perception of people with mental health issues.

Article 2015
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
Supported Education Programs

Learn how Supported Education programs help people with psychiatric disabilities achieve stability and well-being.

Article 2014
HRC Advocates for Behavioral Health

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) promotes the rights of people with substance use issues and social inclusion of communities.

Article 2014
Empowering Change

Learn how motivational interviewing can improve outcomes for people with behavioral health conditions who are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
Zebra of a Different Stripe

Learn about the suite of recovery support services that the Zebra Coalition in Orlando, Fla., offers gay and transgender youth experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
Seattle Overdose Response Plan

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

Article 2016
Peer Support Recovery Is the Future

Learn how community organizations provide peer support services to people in recovery and the importance of peer specialists in the behavioral health field.

Article 2014
First Step Employment Program

First Step, a three-phase job training program, helps low-income women and those experiencing homelessness in New York City find employment.

Article 2015
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
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
Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid offers training to help people recognize the signs of mental distress or if someone is in crisis.

Article 2015
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
Recovery in Homeless Services

Recovery specialist Gloria Dickerson says integrating recovery services and supports in homeless services helps providers recognize multiple client issues.

Article 2014
Toolkit to Improve Disaster Preparedness

Learn how a planned toolkit aims to help homeless service providers prepare, respond, and recover from disasters, and to meet the needs of those impacted.

Article 2014