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Working to End Homelessness
by Ensuring Health Care and Housing for All

The Council is a membership organization uniting thousands of health care professionals, people with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates in homeless health care. Join us in working to improve care and to eliminate homelessness.

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Our COVID-19 Commitment: Resources for Homeless Service Providers

Because people experiencing homelessness are especially vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff, leadership, consumers, and partners of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council remain fully engaged in mission-critical functions of training, technical assistance, research, public policy, and advocacy on a daily and hour-by-hour basis. While practicing social distancing, the staff of the Council work closely with health and housing experts, legislative and administrative leaders, and front line partners throughout the nation to serve our community.

Council Partnering with United Health Foundation to Support COVID-19 Response for People Without Homes

In partnership with the National HCH Council, the United Health Foundation is generously donating $2.5 million to assist organizations working to meet the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how this important work—alongside our partnership with Kaiser Permanenteis making a difference for the communities we serve.

New COVID-19 Town Hall Explores the Role of Medical Respite

Medical respite programs across the country are adjusting to meet the increased and evolving needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic—even expanding the medical respite model beyond the four walls of their program. Our third Town Hall features medical respite providers from Seattle, WA, and Durham, NC.

Join us at 12 p.m. CT on Friday, April 10.

Upcoming Webinar Focuses on the Role of Community Health Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The effects of this pandemic extend well beyond health alone, and vulnerable populations are likely to bear the most burden. Join a national conversation on April 30, at 2:30 p.m. ET, facilitated by Dr. Shreya Kangovi on the role of community health workers, planning for launching or pivoting a CHW program, best practices, and more.

Registration is required and space is limited.

New Issue Brief: COVID-19 & the HCH Community: Needed Policy Responses for a High-Risk Group

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, homeless service providers and officials are working to prevent and slow the spread of the virus among people experiencing homelessness. Our recent policy brief highlights why this group is especially susceptible and immediate policy actions for local response systems.

Explore Coordinated Entry Systems in Our New Issue of Healing Hands

It can be daunting for people without homes to navigate homeless service organizations. Read our latest CME-accredited Healing Hands to learn how communities are implementing CESs to help clients access necessary services through a single entry point and more efficiently coordinate assistance for people experiencing homelessness.

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