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
Boston Offers a SPOT for Preventing Overdose

The Boston Health Care for Homeless Program created an innovative program to prevent overdose deaths.

Article 2017
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
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
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
Homeless and Housing Services Providers Confront Opioid Overdose

Programs across the country use naloxone and preventative measures to save people experiencing homelessness and opioid use disorders.

Article 2017
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
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
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

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