Behavioral Health and Homelessness Resources

Find articles, videos, webinars, and other resources to support your work with people experiencing homelessness.

(example: recovery)
Resource Title Description Format Year
Promoting Enterprise and Innovation

Learn how the More Than Words program builds survival skills among youth experiencing homelessness by encouraging an interest in business.

Article 2013
Partnership Improves Outcomes

Learn how a San Diego provider improved client outcomes by partnering with police on a program that replaced jail time for alcohol misuse with treatment.

Article 2013
Homeless Services for the Whole Family

Learn how the New Reach network in Connecticut provides housing to single mothers and their children who are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Recognizing Holiday Triggers

Learn how to manage the holiday season’s challenges, including triggers of trauma for homeless service providers and the people they serve.

Article 2013
Recovery Homes Help People

Learn how recovery housing is gaining momentum on a national level due to its focus on empowering and supporting people in early recovery from substance use.

Article 2013
Rediscovering Yourself in Recovery

Learn how psychiatric rehabilitation fosters personal growth for people in recovery despite struggles with mental illness and social exclusion.

Article 2013
JFK’s Legacy of Community-based Care

The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 set up community mental health facilities across the United States and continues to impact mental health policy.

Article 2013
Collaboration Breeds Success

Learn how a GBHI-SSH grantee in Cincinnati generates positive outcomes for its clients by embracing collaboration and community building.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
SAMHSA Grantee in Tulsa

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

Grantee Spotlight 2013
Health Financing Enrollment Initiatives

Learn about SAMHSA’s health financing enrollment initiatives and access enrollment-related publications and resources.

Article 2013
Trauma's Impact on Homelessness

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

Article 2013
Homelessness Awareness

The National Coalition for the Homeless works to raise awareness as a key step in addressing the challenge of homelessness.

Article 2013
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
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
Virginia Supportive Housing Project

Virginia agencies work to end chronic homelessness through collaboration and partnerships with government at the local, state, and national levels.

Grantee Spotlight 2013
Provider Praises Housing First

Learn how one homeless services provider in West Virginia helps the community using the Housing First model.

Article 2013
Resources to Help LGBT Youth

A workgroup that SAMHSA helped start offers resources for clinicians to address the needs of youth who identify as LGBT and are experiencing homelessness.

Article 2013
Youth Experiencing Homelessness

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

Article 2013
Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Tips

Learn tips for providers to support people experiencing homelessness who are especially vulnerable during emergencies and disasters.

Article 2012

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