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
Resources to Help LGBT Youth

A workgroup that SAMHSA helped start offers resources for clinicians to address the needs of youth who identify as LGBT and are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Writer Reflects on Meaning of Recovery

Contributing Writer Katherine Volk reflects on conversations with staff at a community-based organization about re-imagining the notion of recovery.

Article 2015
Compassion and Coordinating Services

Compassion for people experiencing homelessness who have suffered trauma is at the center of one continuum of care provider in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Article 2013
Educational Stability for Boston Youth

The Boston Public Schools Homeless Education Resource Network (HERN) helps ensure a stable education for children in families experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
Peer Support Key for GBHI Grantee

Peer support is a key element of Palladia's Steps to Safety program for its homeless clients grappling with trauma and substance use.

Article 2013
Eating Disorders Among Men

Significant numbers of men are developing eating disorders based on unrealistic body images, and the health results are life-threatening.

Article 2014
HIV/AIDS Outreach in Texas

Two universities in Texas, both SAMHSA grantees, are working to address the link between substance use and the transmission of HIV with an eye on prevention.

Article 2014
Eviction Diversion Program

Learn how the Eviction Diversion Program helps prevent tenants from losing their homes and how preventing evictions can help families and stretch housing funds.

Article 2015
Outreach and Support for Rural Veterans

Family & Community Services (FCS) of Ohio helps veterans and others experiencing homelessness in rural areas gain access to services and jobs.

Article 2014
Reducing Toxic Stress in Childhood

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that toxic stress during childhood harms an individual’s long-term health and well-being.

Article 2015
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
Helping Texas’ Working Poor

Texas’ Center for Public Policy Priorities helps the state’s large population of working poor find resources to achieve financial stability.

Article 2013
Trauma and Men Experiencing Homelessness

The head of Nashville, Tennessee's Metropolitan Homelessness Commission discusses the behavioral health and trauma concerns of men experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Book Chronicles Author’s Outreach

Author Danielle Steel spent 11 years providing street outreach to people experiencing chronic homelessness in San Francisco, CA.

Article 2013
Walking in Daylight: A Recovery Story

Contributing writer Steven Samra shares his recovery journey and the need for improved integration between mental health and substance use services.

Article 2014
Recovery Homes Help People

Learn how recovery housing is gaining momentum on a national level due to its focus on empowering and supporting people in early recovery from substance use.

Article 2013
Self-Esteem and Homeless Youth

Young people experiencing homelessness often struggle with self-esteem, which puts them at risk for substance use, suicide, and other negative outcomes.

Article 2014
Treating Childhood Obesity

Treating children with obesity, which may create lifelong health risks, requires family cooperation and a supportive environment. 

Article 2014
ExpandED Schools Reshapes Education

With a 10-hour school day, free meals, and enrichment activities, the ExpandED Schools model is reshaping education for children in temporary housing.

Article 2015
Recovering After Disaster

While disasters are unpredictable, research suggests that many can recover through their own resilience or with mental health supports.

Article 2014

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