Responding to Substance Abuse in Homeless Families


Audio | October 24, 2007

This audio conference highlighted how two programs in San Francisco respond to substance abuse issues in homeless families in their programs, using harm reduction strategies. Providers actively seek to maintain families in housing, minimize the effects of substance abuse on parents, children and their communities and help promote parents’ efforts to recover from addiction. Nella Goncalves of Catholic Charities CYO and Beth Stokes of Hamilton Family Center provided an overview of how their programs are responding to families with substance abuse disorders while also promoting stable housing outcomes.