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 Titlesort descending Description Format Year
Housing First Supports Recovery

Stable housing through Housing First programs can end chronic homelessness and lead to engagement with services that support recovery.

Article 2013
Housing People With HIV/AIDS

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

Article 2014
Housing Works Promotes Outreach

Mollie Lowery, program director of Housing Works in Los Angeles, shares a story of “Maria” that exemplifies the philosophy of the organization.

Article 2012
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
Integrating Peer-support Services

Review recommendations for integrating peer support services into healthcare systems as promoted by the Affordable Care Act.

Article 2013
JFK’s Legacy of Community-based Care

The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 set up community mental health facilities across the United States and continues to impact mental health policy.

Article 2013
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
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
Kentucky Fights Chronic Homelessness

Service provider collaboration, peer support, and a Housing First approach help improve outcomes for people experiencing chronic homelessness in Kentucky.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
Landlord Liaison Project

Learn how The Landlord Liaison Project (LLP) connects landlords with people experiencing homelessness to keep affordable and private housing markets healthy.

Article 2015
Larkin Street Stories: LGBT Youth

An introduction to Larkin Street Youth Services and how it addresses homelessness among youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

Video 2011
Larkin Street Stories: Social Inclusion

Larkin Street Youth Services staff discuss social inclusion of youth experiencing homelessness who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

Video 2011
Larkin Street Stories: Youth Identity

Youth accessing homeless services at Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco can choose to self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT).

Video 2011
Lens on Homelessness

After 15 years working abroad, photojournalist Susan Robens returned to Portland, Oregon, to focus her lens on homelessness in the United States.

Article 2013
Life Course Indicator Initiative

The Life Course Indicator initiative helps states assess the effects of external factors on children's health throughout the lifespan.

Article 2015
Managing Suicidal Behavior in Treatment

A discussion on how to identify and address suicidal thoughts and behaviors among people with substance use disorders.

Video 2011
MAT Can Improve Health Outcomes

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can improve health outcomes for patients with opioid or alcohol use disorders.

Article 2016
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
Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid offers training to help people recognize the signs of mental distress or if someone is in crisis.

Article 2015
Mental Health Support for Young Mothers

Learn how service providers help young mothers experiencing homelessness with recovery support.

Article 2014

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