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 ascending Year
Peer Wellness and Pathways to Housing

Learn about a New York-based peer-run wellness program, which emphasizes empowerment, social inclusion, and collaboration.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
MHAO Promotes Community

Learn how the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) works with local communities to create affordable housing and employment opportunities.

Article 2014
Family Homelessness on the Rise

Boston-based policy analyst Donna Haig Friedman warns that family homelessness is on the rise amid an ill-timed drop in housing availability.

Article 2015
A Safe Space for Survivors

A transitional housing program inspired by the Oxford House model helps domestic violence survivors overcome trauma and substance use.

Article 2013
Shelter Diversion in North Carolina

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, North Carolina, formalizes its diversion initiative to eliminate stays in shelters.

Article 2015
Provider Praises Housing First

Learn how one homeless services provider in West Virginia helps the community using the Housing First model.

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
HMI Serves New York LGBT Youth

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the oldest and largest youth-serving organization in New York City, provides homeless services to at-risk LGBT youth.

Article 2015
HCEF Network of Resources for Youth

Contributing writer Gloria Dickerson interviews Laura Saulle of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) on its resources that support youth.

Article 2014
Study Reveals Mental Health Disparities

Learn how a 2012 report on mental health disparities faced by black Californians leveraged efforts to revise the state’s mental health delivery system.

Article 2015
Promoting Enterprise and Innovation

Learn how the More Than Words program builds survival skills among youth experiencing homelessness by encouraging an interest in business.

Article 2013
Santa Cruz Women in Recovery

Learn how the Affordable Care Act helps support women in recovery in Santa Cruz, CA.

Article 2014
Toolkit Supports Collaboration

A toolkit from the National Center on Family Homelessness supports a framework for domestic violence and homeless service organizations to collaborate.

Article 2014
Suicide Prevention Among Hispanics

Learn about Mental Health America of Texas (MHAT) and its suicide prevention programs that target Hispanics, a fast-growing population in that state.

Article 2015
Affording Housing Models and Recovery

Learn how affordable housing models can support recovery, with a focus on recovery housing and policy in Ohio.

Article 2013
Returning Veterans Project

The Portland-based Returning Veterans Project promotes suicide prevention training among clinicians to help lower the high suicide rate among Oregon veterans.

Article 2015
Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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

Article 2013
Damien Center Provides Housing Services

The Damien Center plans to rebuild and expand its services to include housing for people with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Mobile Education Support for Youth

School on Wheels of Massachusetts provides mobile education support for youth experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
Children's Mental Health

Learn how Texas grantees collaborate through systems of care (SOC) to improve access to services and supports for children with serious emotional disturbance.

Article 2014

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