To create a virtual community for clinicians, policymakers, and researchers
working with homeless people who have a mental illness, the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration has launched a new Web site.
The Homelessness Resource Center Web site is designed to facilitate
education and communication among those who work with or conduct research
involving people who are homeless and have mental health and substance abuse
Features on the site include information from caseworkers about how to
reach out to the homeless, get medical care for homeless people, and obtain
housing for them. It also has a section discussing recovery-oriented mental
In addition, the Web site lists facts about homelessness in different
populations, such as children, adolescents, and ethnic and racial minorities,
for example. There is also information about federal programs for homeless
people and supportive housing programs.
The new site "provides a platform for creating an interactive
community of providers, consumers, policymakers, researchers, and public
agencies at federal, state, and local levels working to prevent and end
homelessness," said SAMHSA Administrator Terry Cline, Ph.D., in a press
release announcing the new Web site.
The Homelessness Resource Center Web site can be accessed at<www.homeless.samhsa.gov>.▪