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
Studio Space for Youth

Learn about a program in Toronto that provides youth experiencing homelessness a space for therapeutic expression and creativity.

Article 2013
Texas Program Supports Pregnant Mothers

San Antonio’s Mommies Program helps pregnant mothers with substance use disorders and their babies receive recovery services.

Article 2015
Defining Success for People in Recovery

Two human services professionals share their perspectives on defining success for people in recovery from trauma and substance use.

Article 2014
Campaign Changes Young Minds

Learn how a prevention campaign in Danbury, Connecticut, helped to reduce underage drinking in the community.

Article 2014
Point-in-Time Counts Are Crucial Data

Point-in-Time (PIT) counts of people experiencing homelessness provide crucial data on progress towards federal goals of preventing and ending homelessness.

Article 2014
Breaking Ground

Learn about Breaking Ground, one of the largest supportive housing providers to provide permanent housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness.

Article 2015
Motivational Interviewing in Recovery

Contributing writer Gloria Dickerson interviews SAMHSA's Steven Samra on motivational interviewing and applying those techniques in recovery support.

Article 2014
Comorbidity in Youth

Find information on working with youth who are experiencing homelessness and suffering from both mental and substance use disorders.

Article 2015
Helping Older Adults Access Services

The Senior and Disability Survival School program teaches older adults and people with disabilities how to access health services and bolster survival skills.

Article 2013
Life Course Indicator Initiative

The Life Course Indicator initiative helps states assess the effects of external factors on children's health throughout the lifespan.

Article 2015
Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Rights

Learn how Rhode Island became the first U.S. state to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights and how its awareness campaign prompted similar efforts in other states.

Article 2014
Mental Health Awareness Here and Now

Learn about mental health awareness initiatives past and present and their impact on our interactions with people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Homeless Populations Self-Medicate

Learn how some people experiencing homelessness with substance use disorders are self-medicating with illicit drugs.

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
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
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

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