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Community Healthlink, Inc.

Community Healthlink’s Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project (HOAP) provides direct services to individuals who are homeless. Services include an array of outpatient primary care and urgent care, behavioral health-indiviudal and group mental health and addiction treatment, psychopharmacology, case management services-assistance with applications for: health and financial benefits, housing, referral to detox and recovery programs, etc., access to emergency assessment for homeless crisis, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.

Services

HOAP operates a primary clinic site at 72 Jaques Ave. and also operates clinics at PIP emergency shelter, St. John’s Church-Soup Kitchen, and Oasis program. HOAP subcontracts services for families through Family Health Center in Worcester. HOAP also subcontracts services at Great Brook Valley. Dental services are provided via contract agreement at Family Health and Great Brook Valley. Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Domestic Violence Shelter/Services, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medical Respite Care, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Outreach, Pharmacy, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in Supportive Housing, Sexual Abuse Support Services, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse Treatment, Trauma, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups

Linkages

Family Health Center; Great Brook Valley; People In Peril Shelter; Abby’s Shelter for Women; Rachel’s Table-emergency food

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 3,650

Patients served: 3,398

Subcontractors

Family Health Center of Worcester 

26 Queen Street Worcester, MA 01610
Contact:
Frances Anthes
Phone:
(508) 860-7700
Fax:
(508) 860-7990
Great Brook Valley Health Center 
19 Tacoma Street Worcester, MA 01605 
Contact:
Zoila Torres Feldman 
Phone:
(508) 852-1805 
Fax:
(508) 853-8593

The Worcester People in Peril Shelter 

25 Queen Street Worcester, MA 01610
Contact:
David McCloskey 
Phone:
(508) 757-0103 
Fax:
(508) 753-2271

General Info

Director

Nicole M. Gagne

Medical Director

Erik Garcia

UDS Number

010180

Contact Info

Phone Number

(508) 860-1057

Email

jimenagarcia@seamarchc.org

Website

http://www.communityhealthlink.org

Address

Physical Address

HOAP
162 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01610

Mailing Address

72 Jaques Avenue
Worcester, MA 01610-2480

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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PO Box 60427 | Nashville, TN 37206 | (615) 226-2292 
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