Christ House opened in December 1985 as the first residential medical facility for homeless patients in the United States. Our mission is to provide comprehensive and compassionate health care to sick, homeless persons in the District of Columbia, and to assist them in addressing critical issues to help break the cycle of homelessness. Christ House is an ecumenical organization whose services are open to all who meet the medical requirements for admission. Our overarching goal is that patients will leave Christ House stabilized, with the tools and education necessary to manage their health problems, and that these improvements will allow them to leave homelessness. Our current programming encompasses a range of activities to help our patients achieve total healing. Our primary activity is the Medical Services Program. Patients receive 24-hour medical care in a residential setting provided by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing assistants, and other support staff. The medical team evaluates and treats patients, performs tests, changes dressings, manages medications, and conducts pre- and post-operative care. The staff also arranges and transports patients to outside follow-up care. Patients receive support services to aid in all aspects of recovery including case management, addictions counseling, nutritious meals, and access to patient activities. Christ House has had over 8,500 admissions since inception. In 2016 we served 245 patient admissions and provided 10,145 patient-days of care.