Bethesda Cares has published a special report titled “Homelessness in Downtown Silver Spring”, a result of work through our outreach expansion in Silver Spring and partnerships with multiple agencies from May 2017 – April 2018. To view the report, click here

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National Resources

National Resources on Homelessness and Related Issues:

Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project
Strives to help local, state, and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illnesses who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Housing and Urban Development (US Department)
Provides information on homelessness, housing programs and assistance.

Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness
Provides examples of best practices.

National Alliance to End Homelessness
Works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives.

National Coalition for the Homeless
Works to bring about the systemic changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness and to protect the rights of people experiencing homelessness by engaging in policy advocacy.

National Institute of Mental Health
Posts studies on aspects of mental illness.

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Strives to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness.

National Mental Health Association
Provides a wide range of services for people of all ages to promote mental health.

National Policy and Advocacy Council on Homelessness
Strives to ensure that national homelessness policy accurately reflects the needs and experiences of local communities.

Policy Research Associates
Hosts a library of research on issues of homelessness.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Provide information on alcohol and drug abuse, provides studies on aspects of the diseases.

Veterans Affair (US Department)
Provides information on veterans’ programs country wide.



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