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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REDF Creates Employment Opportunities

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

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
2013 McKinney-Vento Report

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

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
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
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
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
Texas Program Supports Pregnant Mothers

San Antonio’s Mommies Program helps pregnant mothers with substance use disorders and their babies receive recovery services.

Article 2015
Hotline Supports Runaway Youth

Learn how the National Runaway Safeline provides confidential support to at-risk youth who are experiencing homelessness or contemplating running away.

Article 2015
Montana Program Provides Services

Learn how Montana's Tumbleweed Runaway Program leverages local resources to help house youth experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Comorbidity in Youth

Find information on working with youth who are experiencing homelessness and suffering from both mental and substance use disorders.

Article 2015
Mental Health Awareness Here and Now

Learn about mental health awareness initiatives past and present and their impact on our interactions with people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
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
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
Network Supports Families in Recovery

The National Family Dialogue connects families of young people with substance use disorders to resources and support.

Article 2015
Journey Home Jobs Program

Learn how Journey Home in Hartford, Connecticut, helps people in transitional housing prepare for jobs in supply chain logistics and improve their well-being.

Article 2015
Boston Nonprofit Steadfast

Learn how the nonprofit group Friends of Boston’s Homeless maintained job-training and other services when faced with unforeseen challenges.

Article 2015
Reducing Toxic Stress in Childhood

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reports that toxic stress during childhood harms an individual’s long-term health and well-being.

Article 2015
Resurrecting Dreams

The Jericho Project’s Workforce Opportunities program helps people in New York City’s supportive housing programs secure jobs that pay above minimum wage.

Article 2015
Yoga Promotes Mindful Recovery

A preliminary study of yoga's effects on veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTSD) suggests that yoga may reduce PTSD symptoms and support recovery.

Article 2015

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