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
Studio Space for Youth

Learn about a program in Toronto that provides youth experiencing homelessness a space for therapeutic expression and creativity.

Article 2013
Study Reveals Mental Health Disparities

Learn how a 2012 report on mental health disparities faced by black Californians leveraged efforts to revise the state’s mental health delivery system.

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
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
Supported Education Programs

Learn how Supported Education programs help people with psychiatric disabilities achieve stability and well-being.

Article 2014
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
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
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
Teen Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

Learn how the rise in misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, the fastest-growing drug problem in the United States, impacts teens' mental and physical health.

Article 2014
Texas Group Tackles Poverty and Housing

Mobile Loaves & Fishes in Austin, Texas, tackles both poverty and housing by providing entrepreneurship opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
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
The New HIV Prevention Platform

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

Article 2014
The Role of Peer Specialists in Recovery

Peer specialists play a role in treatment models that combine service provision and evidence-based practices to promote recovery.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
Toolkit Supports Collaboration

A toolkit from the National Center on Family Homelessness supports a framework for domestic violence and homeless service organizations to collaborate.

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
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
Trauma's Impact on Homelessness

The SHIFT Study reveals how trauma and violence impacts residential stability, particularly among women experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Treating Childhood Obesity

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

Article 2014
Useful Resources on Medication-Assisted Treatment

Find guides, reports, and more designed to help medical professionals treat opioid use disorders among people experiencing homelessness.

Article 2017
Useful Resources on Opioid Overdose Prevention

Find toolkits, manuals, and more designed to help homeless and housing service providers understand, obtain, and use naloxone to prevent opioid overdose deaths.

Article 2017