Mental Illness, Substance Use, and Homelessness: Advancing Coordinated Solutions Through Local Leadership

This National League of Cities issue brief identifies the challenges that mental illness, substance abuse, and homelessness present to local communities. The brief profiles innovative approaches that city leaders have taken, including first responder-provider partnerships, first responder-led referral programs, and regional dedicated emergency psychiatric facilities. Examples are presented of how these approaches are tailored to the unique community needs in Seattle, Washington; Gloucester, Massachusetts; and Alameda County, California.
Record Type: 
Stakeholder Resource
Publication Date: 
July, 2019
Date: 
July 2019
Source: 
Partner Resources
State: 
California
Massachusetts
Washington
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Supportive Services
    • Health/Behavioral Health Referrals and Supports
    • Housing Assistance
  • Special Populations
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