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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Writer Reflects on Meaning of Recovery

Contributing Writer Katherine Volk reflects on conversations with staff at a community-based organization about re-imagining the notion of recovery.

Article 2015
Trauma and Men Experiencing Homelessness

The head of Nashville, Tennessee's Metropolitan Homelessness Commission discusses the behavioral health and trauma concerns of men experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Eviction Diversion Program

Learn how the Eviction Diversion Program helps prevent tenants from losing their homes and how preventing evictions can help families and stretch housing funds.

Article 2015
Mentoring and Foster Care Youth

Learn how Silver Lining Mentoring provides whole-person supportive services to prevent homelessness among foster care youth transitioning into adulthood.

Article 2015
ExpandED Schools Reshapes Education

With a 10-hour school day, free meals, and enrichment activities, the ExpandED Schools model is reshaping education for children in temporary housing.

Article 2015
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
Boston Health Center

Learn how the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center's integrated care model helps Boston-area LGBT youth experiencing homelessness build hope and trust.

Article 2015
Autobiography Promotes Social Inclusion

Learn how one author turned his struggle with homelessness and depression into a book giving hope and empowering people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
NAMI Coordinator Shares Her Struggles

Learn what Augusta Cox learned in her recovery from schizophrenia and how she uses those lessons to help others with mental illness and their families.

Article 2015
Carter Center Helps Shape Public Policy

The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program supports efforts to achieve parity, promote social inclusion, and influence public policy on mental health.

Article 2015
Native Clinic Expands Services

Learn about the Toiyabe Indian Health Project and its efforts to expand behavioral health services to Native youth and other Native populations in California.

Article 2015
HMI Serves New York LGBT Youth

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the oldest and largest youth-serving organization in New York City, provides homeless services to at-risk LGBT youth.

Article 2015
Family Homelessness on the Rise

Boston-based policy analyst Donna Haig Friedman warns that family homelessness is on the rise amid an ill-timed drop in housing availability.

Article 2015
Damien Center Provides Housing Services

The Damien Center plans to rebuild and expand its services to include housing for people with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Suicide Prevention Among Hispanics

Learn about Mental Health America of Texas (MHAT) and its suicide prevention programs that target Hispanics, a fast-growing population in that state.

Article 2015
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
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
Foster Youth Study

The lead author of the Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth study discusses the advantages of extending foster care.

Article 2015
Peer Advocates Transition Residents

The Peer Advocate Program at the Skid Row Housing Trust helps new residents transition from homelessness into housing.

Article 2016
Yale Study Examines People in Housing

Yale University's Jack Tsai, Ph.D., examines the Housing First model and ways to help people with substance use disorders access housing.

Article 2016

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