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
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
Returning Veterans Project

The Portland-based Returning Veterans Project promotes suicide prevention training among clinicians to help lower the high suicide rate among Oregon veterans.

Article 2015
Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Rights

Learn how Rhode Island became the first U.S. state to pass a Homeless Bill of Rights and how its awareness campaign prompted similar efforts in other states.

Article 2014
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
Running for Recovery

The Back On My Feet program uses running to help people experiencing homelessness see that recovery and positive change is possible through perseverance.

Article 2013
SAMHSA Grantee in Tulsa

Learn how the T-HARP program made behavioral health treatment accessible for people in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
Santa Cruz Women in Recovery

Learn how the Affordable Care Act helps support women in recovery in Santa Cruz, CA.

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
Self-Esteem and Homeless Youth

Young people experiencing homelessness often struggle with self-esteem, which puts them at risk for substance use, suicide, and other negative outcomes.

Article 2014
Sequestration and Homeless Services

Mark Allison of the National Low Income Housing Coalition explains sequestration and how it impacts homeless service and housing providers.

Article 2013
Shared Decision-making

Learn about shared decision-making and how it helps providers and patients treat substance use disorders.

Article 2014
Shelter Diversion in North Carolina

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, North Carolina, formalizes its diversion initiative to eliminate stays in shelters.

Article 2015
Short Film on Minority Mental Illness

Learn about Documenting Our Presence: Multicultural Experiences of Mental Illness, a short film about the cross-cultural impact of social exclusion.

Article 2015
Single Fathers with Children in Shelters

Los Angeles, California, shelter responds to increase in single fathers experiencing homelessness with children ages 18 and under.

Article 2015
Skid Row Housing Trust

The Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT) provides permanent housing to people who are experiencing chronic homelessness with mental and/or substance use disorders.

Grantee Spotlight 2012
Social Exclusion in Emergency Care

Social exclusion of people experiencing homelessness can occur in hospital emergency rooms and delay access to health care.

Article 2013
Social Media and Youth in Recovery

Learn how the Young People in Recovery (YPR) organization uses social media as a way of unifying the pathways to recovery for youth experiencing homelessness.

Article 2014
Storytelling Supports Recovery

A Michigan program encouraged people who have or are experiencing homelessness tell their stories, a process that led many to gain skills needed for recovery.

Article 2013
Street Medicine Pioneer Heals Homeless

Learn how a pioneer of street medicine works to heal homeless communities while encouraging others to join him in his mission.

Article 2013
Studies Back Trauma-informed Approaches

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

Article 2014