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)
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Empowerment Center Supports Recovery

The Empowerment Center in Reno, Nevada, provides a recovery-oriented system of care within a sober living facility for adult men and women.

Article 2014
Shared Decision-making

Learn about shared decision-making and how it helps providers and patients treat substance use disorders.

Article 2014
Social Media and Youth in Recovery

Learn how the Young People in Recovery (YPR) organization uses social media as a way of unifying the pathways to recovery for youth experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Rights

Learn how Rhode Island became the first U.S. state to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights and how its awareness campaign prompted similar efforts in other states.

Article 2014
HCEF Network of Resources for Youth

Contributing writer Gloria Dickerson interviews Laura Saulle of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund (HCEF) on its resources that support youth.

Article 2014
Supported Education Programs

Learn how Supported Education programs help people with psychiatric disabilities achieve stability and well-being.

Article 2014
Mobile Education Support for Youth

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

Article 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Homeless Populations Self-Medicate

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

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
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.

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