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
Supporting New and Expectant Mothers

Arizona's Center of Hope provides transitional and permanent supportive housing as well as behavioral health treatment for new and expectant mothers.

Article 2015
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
Alcohol Management as Harm Reduction

Seattle's DESC uses alcohol management as a harm reduction strategy and to assess its impact on better health outcomes, improved safety, and less victimization.

Article 2014
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
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
Children Experiencing Homelessness

Learn about the impact of homelessness on children and the shelter programs that support childhood development.

Article 2014
Housing People With HIV/AIDS

Learn how the AIDS Action Committee in Massachusetts addresses the connections between poverty, housing, and HIV/AIDS.

Article 2014
Landlord Liaison Project

Learn how The Landlord Liaison Project (LLP) connects landlords with people experiencing homelessness to keep affordable and private housing markets healthy.

Article 2015
Risk Factors for Drug Use

Research suggests deviant beliefs and self-efficacy impact whether or not youths and young adults that experience homelessness misuse drugs.

Article 2014
Journey Home Jobs Program

Learn how Journey Home in Hartford, Connecticut, helps people in transitional housing prepare for jobs in supply chain logistics and improve their well-being.

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
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
Network Supports Families in Recovery

The National Family Dialogue connects families of young people with substance use disorders to resources and support.

Article 2015
Integrating Peer-support Services

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

Article 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
Childhood Resilience

Learn how developing problem-solving skills, self-regulation, and relationships with caring adults can help promote childhood resilience.

Article 2014
HIV/AIDS Outreach in Texas

Two universities in Texas, both SAMHSA grantees, are working to address the link between substance use and the transmission of HIV with an eye on prevention.

Article 2014
MAT Can Improve Health Outcomes

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

Article 2016
Volunteers Can Play a Part

Michael Stoops of the National Coalition for the Homeless discusses the role of advocacy and how volunteers can support homelessness efforts.

Article 2014
Boston Nonprofit Steadfast

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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