One Life, Too Many. Another Year, Too Long. On the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, people in our communities will die without a home. This event will memorialize and honor the lives lost to homelessness. It will energize us to fight with hope and with fierce determination to […]
Impact of a data-driven centralized care coordination program in a large urban shelter system for single adults Purpose A pilot program of centralized data-driven care coordination integrated within a large urban shelter system was guided by Hawk’s et al. (2017) principles of universal harm reduction. This conceptual approach was hypothesized to improve effective health service
In an interactive workshop format, we propose to present our evaluation of the Flexible Housing Pool program of Chicago and Cook County (FHPCC). FHPCC expands the supply of permanent supportive housing (PSH) units and lowers eligibility barriers to PSH for high-risk individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the region. FHPCC’s innovative features comprise (1) a
The Covid pandemic put a spotlight on the lack of available public hygiene facilities in our communities for people experiencing homelessness. There are no public facilities for washing, toileting, or showers. During the pandemic, people steered away from communal shelters, some in fear of catching Covid and others annoyed by the restrictions created by Covid.
Staying up-to-date on the growing field of homelessness research presents a considerable challenge for the busy clinician or administrator. This workshop will present a plain-language summary of selected scientific studies on the health of homeless people that have been published since January 1, 2022. The presentation will focus on scientific contributions in the following domains
Speakers: Emma Tasini: Healthcare in Action; Marjorie Momplaisir-Ellis: NYC Health and Hospitals Session Materials: Download PowerPoint Presentation “Fostering Partnership: From In-Patient Psych, to Medical Respite, to Permanent Housing” Download PowerPoint Presentation “Mental Health Services in Mobile Street Medicine”
The first day of winter. The longest night of the year. People in your community will die without a home this year. While we understand the importance of every life, we recognize the reality of conditions that individuals and families experiencing homelessness face. National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is the day to remember those
Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Homeless Service Sites and in Correctional and Detention Facilities (Link) NHCHC COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance (PDF) Webinar Slides (PDF) Attendees joined us for a discussion about winter planning for people experiencing homelessness as we face numerous respiratory illnesses. We heard from the CDC about the updated COVID-19 guidance and Council staff