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
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
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
Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Learn how two Connecticut organizations partnered to address the connection between domestic violence and homelessness.

Article 2014
Couples Experiencing Homelessness

Couples experiencing homelessness face many challenges accessing housing and related services, and maintaining intimacy in their daily lives.

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
The New HIV Prevention Platform

Learn how two organizations use social media platforms to share HIV prevention messages.

Article 2014
Housing People With HIV/AIDS

Learn how the AIDS Action Committee in Massachusetts addresses the connections between poverty, housing, and HIV/AIDS.

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
Treating Childhood Obesity

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

Article 2014
Health Financing Impact on Homelessness

Learn how federal health financing laws help people experiencing homelessness with co-occurring medical and behavioral health conditions access treatment.

Article 2014
Children's Mental Health

Learn how Texas grantees collaborate through systems of care (SOC) to improve access to services and supports for children with serious emotional disturbance.

Article 2014
Studies Back Trauma-informed Approaches

Findings from studies of women and families experiencing homelessness support trauma-informed approaches to homeless services.

Article 2014
Defining and Supporting Recovery

A statewide initiative to define recovery in Georgia led to efforts to engage multiple stakeholders in understanding and supporting recovery services.

Article 2014
Juvenile Drug Courts Help Youth

Juvenile drug courts promote youth access to behavioral health treatment and services that help break the cycle of criminal behavior and incarceration.

Article 2014
Prevention Program Targets Atlanta Youth

Atlanta’s Learn to Grow received SAMHSA funds to develop a program aimed at reducing or preventing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.

Article 2014
Program for Women Builds Self-Confidence

Learn how a California program helps build self-confidence in women experiencing homelessness through empowerment and skill development.

Article 2014
Campaign Changes Young Minds

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

Article 2014
MHAO Promotes Community

Learn how the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) works with local communities to create affordable housing and employment opportunities.

Article 2014
Targeted Outreach Helps At-risk Men

Case managers find that outreach and trust can reduce rates of new HIV/AIDS infections in minority men in Texas and help them accept substance use treatment.

Grantee Spotlight 2014
Toolkit Supports Collaboration

A toolkit from the National Center on Family Homelessness supports a framework for domestic violence and homeless service organizations to collaborate.

Article 2014