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
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
Texas Program Supports Pregnant Mothers

San Antonio’s Mommies Program helps pregnant mothers with substance use disorders and their babies receive recovery services.

Article 2015
Hotline Supports Runaway Youth

Learn how the National Runaway Safeline provides confidential support to at-risk youth who are experiencing homelessness or contemplating running away.

Article 2015
Montana Program Provides Services

Learn how Montana's Tumbleweed Runaway Program leverages local resources to help house youth experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Comorbidity in Youth

Find information on working with youth who are experiencing homelessness and suffering from both mental and substance use disorders.

Article 2015
Mental Health Awareness Here and Now

Learn about mental health awareness initiatives past and present and their impact on our interactions with people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2015
Supporting Teen Mothers

Congregate care holds potential benefits for teen mothers in foster care, according to a 2014 study on New York City’s Inwood House.

Article 2015
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
Network Supports Families in Recovery

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

Article 2015
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
Boston Nonprofit Steadfast

Learn how the nonprofit group Friends of Boston’s Homeless maintained job-training and other services when faced with unforeseen challenges.

Article 2015
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
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
Yoga Promotes Mindful Recovery

A preliminary study of yoga's effects on veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTSD) suggests that yoga may reduce PTSD symptoms and support recovery.

Article 2015
One-Stop Homeless Services Center

The Louisiana Chronically Homeless Assistance and Treatment Services (LaCHATS) project provides one-stop services for clients in need.

Grantee Spotlight 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
Homeless Court Helps Overcome Barriers

Boston’s Homeless Court helps people experiencing homelessness address legal issues that might prevent them from obtaining housing and assistance.

Article 2016