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Expanding Permanent Supportive Housing is Essential to Robust Social Safety Net

The current housing climate leaves millions of Americans at risk of housing instability or homelessness – and it is those who are living with mental and physical health challenges that are the most vulnerable. As communities battle the ever-escalating “cost-of-living” and a rising economic...

The Impact of Housing on Mental Health Issues and Substance Misuse

In Maslow’s hierarchy, physiological needs – food, water, shelter – are the base upon which all other human activity rests. As a population, particularly in more privileged areas, we tend to take these needs for granted: a house or apartment, food and clean water, and clothing are readily...

Spotlight on Janian Medical Care

Janian Medical Care is a group practice of mental health clinicians and the largest provider of psychiatric care to homeless and formerly homeless people in New York City. Janian Medical Care partners with housing providers across the city and operates the Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the...

Addressing Social Determinants of Health Among Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Over 582,000 individuals on a single night in 2022 across the country were struggling with one of the key social determinants of health: homelessness. The Point-in-Time (PIT) census counts sheltered and unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. The PIT count is...

Recovery Reimagined: Integrating Housing and Employment Support

Stable housing and meaningful employment support are cornerstones in the recovery process for any individual struggling with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Within our healthcare system, these must be seen as basic needs that provide stability, purpose, and a sense of agency –...

The Road to Recovery Through Housing and Employment

People USA is thrilled to contribute to this important issue of Behavioral Health News on housing and employment. We first considered sharing data demonstrating our positive outcomes in these areas. Instead, we thought the true story of a person with lived experience would better illustrate the...

Safe at Last: SOS Offers Options to Support the Homeless

Supporting the homeless population in NYC is a complex issue rooted in factors like the lack of affordable housing, mental illness, substance use, unemployment, and poor health conditions. Following the deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, New York City (NYC) has grappled with a significant...

Expanding Affordable Housing and Jobs Programs as Strategies for Addressing the Mental Health and Overdose Crises

Our society is grappling with mental health and overdose crises. In the United States in 2021, 22.8% of adults experienced mental illness,1 and more than 106,000 Americans died from drug-involved overdose.2 As the leader of a New York City nonprofit provider of shelter, housing, health, and...

Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Services: A Social Justice and Health Equity Perspective

Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) present a complex and multifaceted public health challenge that disproportionately affects marginalized communities, exacerbating existing health disparities and social inequities. These marginalized populations encompass groups facing social, economic, and structural...

Consumer Perspectives: Substance Use Treatment and Mental Health

This article is part of a quarterly series giving voice to the perspectives of individuals with lived experiences as they share their opinions on a particular topic. The authors are served by Services for the UnderServed (S:US), a New York City-based nonprofit that is committed to giving every New...