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
Integrating Peer-support Services

Review recommendations for integrating peer support services into healthcare systems as promoted by the Affordable Care Act.

Article 2013
Empowerment Center Supports Recovery

The Empowerment Center in Reno, Nevada, provides a recovery-oriented system of care within a sober living facility for adult men and women.

Article 2014
Lens on Homelessness

After 15 years working abroad, photojournalist Susan Robens returned to Portland, Oregon, to focus her lens on homelessness in the United States.

Article 2013
Community Garden Program

Learn how a community garden program in Boston promotes the importance of nutrition and youth wellness.

Article 2013
City Inmates Receive Health Insurance

Learn how a San Francisco law ensures inmates have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Article 2014
Program for Women Builds Self-Confidence

Learn how a California program helps build self-confidence in women experiencing homelessness through empowerment and skill development.

Article 2014
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
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
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
Homeless Providers Partner With Police

Homeless service providers in Fargo, North Dakota, partnered with police to better serve people experiencing homelessness with behavioral health issues.

Article 2013
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
Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Learn about the unique impacts of homelessness on youth, which include the risk of substance use and trauma.

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
Child Homelessness: A Growing Crisis

Author and child homelessness expert Ellen Bassuk discusses the expanding crisis of family and child homelessness and the need for greater efforts.

Article 2015
Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Bud’s Warehouse and other job training programs in Denver help break the cycle of homelessness.

Article 2013
PCWBW Provides Behavioral Health

Learn how the Penn Center on Women’s Behavioral Wellness (PCWCW) provides treatment for women with behavioral health issues during pregnancy.

Article 2014
MHAO Promotes Community

Learn how the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma (MHAO) works with local communities to create affordable housing and employment opportunities.

Article 2014
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
A Safe Space for Survivors

A transitional housing program inspired by the Oxford House model helps domestic violence survivors overcome trauma and substance use.

Article 2013
Shelter Diversion in North Carolina

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

Article 2015

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