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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Data Sharing Improves Service Delivery

Learn how the Community Action Partnership is helping to create efficiencies in service delivery for public service agencies in Washington State.

Article 2014
Childhood Resilience

Learn how developing problem-solving skills, self-regulation, and relationships with caring adults can help promote childhood resilience.

Article 2014
AZCEH Works to End Chronic Homelessness

Learn how the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (AZCEH) addresses homelessness among military veterans.

Article 2014
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
Motivational Interviewing in Recovery

Contributing writer Gloria Dickerson interviews SAMHSA's Steven Samra on motivational interviewing and applying those techniques in recovery support.

Article 2014
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
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
Mentoring and Foster Care Youth

Learn how Silver Lining Mentoring provides whole-person supportive services to prevent homelessness among foster care youth transitioning into adulthood.

Article 2015
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
Raising Mental Health Awareness

The Campaign to Change Direction promotes that mental health is as valuable as physical health and one can recognize the signs of emotional suffering.

Article 2015
Boston Health Center

Learn how the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center's integrated care model helps Boston-area LGBT youth experiencing homelessness build hope and trust.

Article 2015
Autobiography Promotes Social Inclusion

Learn how one author turned his struggle with homelessness and depression into a book giving hope and empowering people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
NAMI Coordinator Shares Her Struggles

Learn what Augusta Cox learned in her recovery from schizophrenia and how she uses those lessons to help others with mental illness and their families.

Article 2015
Carter Center Helps Shape Public Policy

The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program supports efforts to achieve parity, promote social inclusion, and influence public policy on mental health.

Article 2015
Native Clinic Expands Services

Learn about the Toiyabe Indian Health Project and its efforts to expand behavioral health services to Native youth and other Native populations in California.

Article 2015
HMI Serves New York LGBT Youth

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the oldest and largest youth-serving organization in New York City, provides homeless services to at-risk LGBT youth.

Article 2015
Family Homelessness on the Rise

Boston-based policy analyst Donna Haig Friedman warns that family homelessness is on the rise amid an ill-timed drop in housing availability.

Article 2015
Damien Center Provides Housing Services

The Damien Center plans to rebuild and expand its services to include housing for people with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Suicide Prevention Among Hispanics

Learn about Mental Health America of Texas (MHAT) and its suicide prevention programs that target Hispanics, a fast-growing population in that state.

Article 2015
Recovery Voices Speak Out

Greater awareness of the public health impact of addiction and expanded access to care is fueling the growth of the recovery movement.

Article 2015

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