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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Peer Support Key for GBHI Grantee

Peer support is a key element of Palladia's Steps to Safety program for its homeless clients grappling with trauma and substance use.

Article 2013
Peer Support Recovery Is the Future

Learn how community organizations provide peer support services to people in recovery and the importance of peer specialists in the behavioral health field.

Article 2014
Peer Wellness and Pathways to Housing

Learn about a New York-based peer-run wellness program, which emphasizes empowerment, social inclusion, and collaboration.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
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
PIT Counts in Rural Areas

Point-in-Time (PIT) counts are valuable ways to assess homelessness in rural and frontier communities, which may be less visible than in urban areas.

Article 2013
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
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
Promoting Enterprise and Innovation

Learn how the More Than Words program builds survival skills among youth experiencing homelessness by encouraging an interest in business.

Article 2013
Provider Praises Housing First

Learn how one homeless services provider in West Virginia helps the community using the Housing First model.

Article 2013
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
Recognizing Holiday Triggers

Learn how to manage the holiday season’s challenges, including triggers of trauma for homeless service providers and the people they serve.

Article 2013
Recovering After Disaster

While disasters are unpredictable, research suggests that many can recover through their own resilience or with mental health supports.

Article 2014
Recovery Homes Help People

Learn how recovery housing is gaining momentum on a national level due to its focus on empowering and supporting people in early recovery from substance use.

Article 2013
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
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
REDF Creates Employment Opportunities

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

Article 2014
Rediscovering Yourself in Recovery

Learn how psychiatric rehabilitation fosters personal growth for people in recovery despite struggles with mental illness and social exclusion.

Article 2013
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
Resources to Help LGBT Youth

A workgroup that SAMHSA helped start offers resources for clinicians to address the needs of youth who identify as LGBT and are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013