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 Title Description Format Yearsort descending
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
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
Children's Mental Health

Learn how Texas grantees collaborate through systems of care (SOC) to improve access to services and supports for children with serious emotional disturbance.

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
Defining and Supporting Recovery

A statewide initiative to define recovery in Georgia led to efforts to engage multiple stakeholders in understanding and supporting recovery services.

Article 2014
Toolkit to Improve Disaster Preparedness

Learn how a planned toolkit aims to help homeless service providers prepare, respond, and recover from disasters, and to meet the needs of those impacted.

Article 2014
The New HIV Prevention Platform

Learn how two organizations use social media platforms to share HIV prevention messages.

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
Housing People With HIV/AIDS

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

Article 2014
Campaign Changes Young Minds

Learn how a prevention campaign in Danbury, Connecticut, helped to reduce underage drinking in the community.

Article 2014
HIV/AIDS Outreach in Texas

Two universities in Texas, both SAMHSA grantees, are working to address the link between substance use and the transmission of HIV with an eye on prevention.

Article 2014
Targeted Outreach Helps At-risk Men

Case managers find that outreach and trust can reduce rates of new HIV/AIDS infections in minority men in Texas and help them accept substance use treatment.

Grantee Spotlight 2014
Treating Childhood Obesity

Treating children with obesity, which may create lifelong health risks, requires family cooperation and a supportive environment. 

Article 2014
Empowering Change

Learn how motivational interviewing can improve outcomes for people with behavioral health conditions who are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
Health Financing Impact on Homelessness

Learn how federal health financing laws help people experiencing homelessness with co-occurring medical and behavioral health conditions access treatment.

Article 2014
Efforts to Address Youth Violence

SAMHSA initiatives designed to promote healthy children and prevent youth violence promote a collaborative approach.

Article 2014
Studies Back Trauma-informed Approaches

Findings from studies of women and families experiencing homelessness support trauma-informed approaches to homeless services.

Article 2014