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 Formatsort descending Year
The New HIV Prevention Platform

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

Article 2014
Seattle Overdose Response Plan

An overdose response plan in Seattle, Washington, helps provide lifesaving care to vulnerable adults with an opioid dependency.

Article 2016
Health Services After a Disaster

Medical and behavioral health services for people experiencing homelessness, such as psychological first aid, should factor into disaster preparation planning.

Article 2014
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
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
Supporting New and Expectant Mothers

Arizona's Center of Hope provides transitional and permanent supportive housing as well as behavioral health treatment for new and expectant mothers.

Article 2015
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
Network Supports Families in Recovery

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

Article 2015
Homeless Services for the Whole Family

Learn how the New Reach network in Connecticut provides housing to single mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Childhood Resilience

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

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
Housing People With HIV/AIDS

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

Article 2014
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
Risk Factors for Drug Use

Research suggests deviant beliefs and self-efficacy impact whether or not youths and young adults that experience homelessness misuse drugs.

Article 2014
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
Substance Use Treatment for Older Adults

Older adults age 50 and over with substance use disorders need treatment services that are sensitive to age-related or generational issues.

Article 2015
Compassion and Coordinating Services

Compassion for people experiencing homelessness who have suffered trauma is at the center of one continuum of care provider in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Article 2013
Educational Stability for Boston Youth

The Boston Public Schools Homeless Education Resource Network (HERN) helps ensure a stable education for children in families experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
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
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

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