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 Format Yearsort descending
Child Care Help for Families in Need

Federal legislation expands assistance for childcare and early childhood education for low-income families and families experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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

Article 2013
Storytelling Supports Recovery

A Michigan program encouraged people who have or are experiencing homelessness tell their stories, a process that led many to gain skills needed for recovery.

Article 2013
SAMHSA Grantee in Tulsa

Learn how the T-HARP program made behavioral health treatment accessible for people in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
A Safe Space for Survivors

A transitional housing program inspired by the Oxford House model helps domestic violence survivors overcome trauma and substance use.

Article 2013
City Inmates Receive Health Insurance

Learn how a San Francisco law ensures inmates have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Article 2014
Mobile Education Support for Youth

School on Wheels of Massachusetts provides mobile education support for youth experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
PCWBW Provides Behavioral Health

Learn how the Penn Center on Women’s Behavioral Wellness (PCWCW) provides treatment for women with behavioral health issues during pregnancy.

Article 2014
Building a Skilled Workforce

Learn how to develop a skilled workforce in homeless services using evidence-based practices (EBPs) and training using real-life situations.

Article 2014
Santa Cruz Women in Recovery

Learn how the Affordable Care Act helps support women in recovery in Santa Cruz, CA.

Article 2014
PHC Leverages Volunteer Network

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) in San Francisco uses education, volunteerism, and rallies to promote social inclusion of people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
REDF Creates Employment Opportunities

Learn how the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF) trains and provides employment opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
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
2013 McKinney-Vento Report

The McKinney-Vento report examines homelessness among children in U.S. public schools.

Article 2014
Homeless Populations Self-Medicate

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

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
Teen Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

Learn how the rise in misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States, impacts teens' mental and physical health.

Article 2014
HRC Advocates for Behavioral Health

The Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC) promotes the rights of people with substance use issues and social inclusion of communities.

Article 2014
City Shelter Programs

Learn how cities are providing shelter for people experiencing homelessness during cold months of the year to prevent deaths from hypothermia.

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