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
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
Breaking Ground

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

Article 2015
Naloxone in Shelter Settings: A Success Story from Michigan

The Robert J. Delonis Center works to prevent overdose deaths in people experiencing homelessness and opioid use disorder in Ann Arbor.

Article 2017
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
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
National Research Agenda

Learn how the National Research Agenda on Homelessness aims to update homelessness data and assess the impact of health financing reforms on services.

Article 2013
Recovery in Homeless Services

Recovery specialist Gloria Dickerson says integrating recovery services and supports in homeless services helps providers recognize multiple client issues.

Article 2014
Toolkit to Improve Disaster Preparedness

Learn how a planned toolkit aims to help homeless service providers prepare, respond, and recover from disasters, and to meet the needs of those impacted.

Article 2014
Efforts to Address Youth Violence

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

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
Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Learn how two Connecticut organizations partnered to address the connection between domestic violence and 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
Useful Resources on Medication-Assisted Treatment

Find guides, reports, and more designed to help medical professionals treat opioid use disorders among people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2017
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
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 of Hope provides transitional and permanent supportive housing as well as behavioral health treatment for new and expectant mothers.

Article 2015

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