The novel coronavirus has reached every state in the U.S. As testing becomes more widely accessible, it is inevitable that more cases will be reported and the burden on the health care system will continue to increase. People experiencing homelessness are especially susceptible to COVID-19, and the Council is working to keep the Health Care for the Homeless community up to date with the latest information from the field and a continuously updated resources page.
The COVID-19 Town Hall & Coffee Chat series consists of one-hour sessions with presenters from the HCH front lines bringing health care providers and homeless advocates a chance to hear best practices, ask questions, and engage in discussions on this fast-moving pandemic.
Upcoming COVID-19 Coffee Chats
COVID-19 Coffee Chats are interactive discussions that cover a variety of topics relevant to supporting the needs of people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics and registration links will be posted as they are scheduled.
Town Hall and Coffee Chat Archives
Trust or Trustworthiness: Which Comes First (Series) | April 2021
Supporting Peer Work During a Pandemic | April 12, 2021
Homeless Mortality and the Impact of COVID-19 | January 15, 2021
COVID-19 & the HCH Community: Vaccines for Clients & Staff | December 18, 2020
Winter is Coming: Evictions & Social Upheaval | November 20, 2020
Winter is Coming: Cold Weather & Disasters | November 13, 2020
Winter is Coming: Flu & COVID-19 | November 6, 2020
Organizing Showers & Hygiene Access for People Living Outside | October 9, 2020
How to Be a Single-Payer Advocate During a Pandemic | September 25, 2020
Voting Series Part One: Registering People Experiencing Homelessness to Vote | September 11, 2020
Anti-Racism Advocacy & Consumer Perspectives | August 14, 2020
Consumer Experiences in Isolation and Quarantine | May 29, 2020
Compounding Oppression: Anti-Racism in COVID-19 Response | May 26, 2020
Addressing the Pandemic in Rural Communities | May 15, 2020
Using Telehealth Services for Patient Care | May 8, 2020
Testing for COVID-19 in Homeless Shelters | May 1, 2020
Supporting Clients’ Mental Health During Isolation and Quarantine | April 17, 2020
The Role of Medical Respite Care in COVID-19 Response | April 10, 2020
Reaching Unsheltered People | April 3, 2020