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
Storytelling Supports Recovery

A Michigan program encouraged people who have or are experiencing homelessness tell their stories, a process that led many to gain skills needed for recovery.

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
Homeless Providers Partner With Police

Homeless service providers in Fargo, North Dakota, partnered with police to better serve people experiencing homelessness with behavioral health issues.

Article 2013
Carter Center Helps Shape Public Policy

The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program supports efforts to achieve parity, promote social inclusion, and influence public policy on mental health.

Article 2015
Social Media and Youth in Recovery

Learn how the Young People in Recovery (YPR) organization uses social media as a way of unifying the pathways to recovery for youth experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
Celebrating Recovery Each September

SAMHSA's Recovery Month raises awareness that satisfying and purposeful lives are possible for people in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders.

Article 2013
Child Homelessness: A Growing Crisis

Author and child homelessness expert Ellen Bassuk discusses the expanding crisis of family and child homelessness and the need for greater efforts.

Article 2015
Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Bud’s Warehouse and other job training programs in Denver help break the cycle of homelessness.

Article 2013
Useful Resources on Opioid Overdose Prevention

Find toolkits, manuals, and more designed to help homeless and housing service providers understand, obtain, and use naloxone to prevent opioid overdose deaths.

Article 2017
Santa Cruz Women in Recovery

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

Article 2014
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
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
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
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
Provider Praises Housing First

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

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
REDF Creates Employment Opportunities

Learn how the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) trains and provides employment opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014

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