November 18, 2021
Families who have children of any age living with them who experience mental health and/or substance use challenges are more likely than others to experience homelessness. Additionally, during times of stress or crisis, children are less likely to be engaged in mental health and substance use support services - times when they and their families need help the most. Often, these children may act out by being loud or engaging in destructive behavior while symptomatic on the property. These behaviors may result in families facing eviction and homelessness.
In the second part of this 2-part series presented by the Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC) and National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC), we will share important information about understanding and navigating housing rights to help families regain housing stability. Our goal is to equip parents/caregivers, the family peers support workforce, and mental health and substance use professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to assist families who experiencing homelessness and/or to protect them from this traumatic experience before it occurs.