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
Efforts to Address Youth Violence

SAMHSA initiatives designed to promote healthy children and prevent youth violence promote a collaborative approach.

Article 2014
Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Learn how two Connecticut organizations partnered to address the connection between domestic violence and 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
Integrating Peer-support Services

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

Article 2013
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
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
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
The New HIV Prevention Platform

Learn how two organizations use social media platforms to share HIV prevention messages.

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
Health Services After a Disaster

Medical and behavioral health services for people experiencing homelessness, such as psychological first aid, should factor into disaster preparation planning.

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
Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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

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
Supporting New and Expectant Mothers

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

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

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