Bobby Watts, CEO of NHCHC, speaks at a rally in front of the Supreme Court.

Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Part 2

By Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy On Monday, April 22, the Supreme Court heard the case of Johnson v. Grants Pass — a case that determines whether it is cruel and unusual punishment for communities to ticket or fine unsheltered people for sleeping outside. For background, last month’s Closer Look blog described the key provisions of this case

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Community Conversation: Self-Care for Clinicians

Community Conversation Will Cover Strategies for Clinician Self-Care

Clinicians serving people experiencing homelessness are often well aware of the role self-care plays in one’s well-being and ability to care for others. We also know that self-care cannot only focus on the individual, but requires the support of teams, organizations, and communities. What can we learn from each other to foster renewal and restoration

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Street Outreach 101 for Non-Clinical Outreach Workers (April 19 in Knoxville, TN)

Outreach workers often serve as the first step to connect people experiencing chronic homelessness to the health care system. Recognizing the lifesaving role outreach workers fill for those who are unhoused, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased to invite outreach workers in the State of Tennessee to an in depth training for non-clinical

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President's FY25 Budget: Provisions Important to the HCH Community

What’s In Biden’s FY25 Budget to Support Health Care for the Homeless?

President Biden released his FY2025 budget on March 11, setting the top-line spending and policypriorities the Administration would like to see Congress pursue as they navigate their own budgeting processes. Our new fact sheet outlines the provisions contained in the President’s FY25 budget that are of primary interest to the Health Care for the Homeless

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April 8 webinar: Gender-affirming medical respite care

Webinar Will Cover Promising Practices to Promote Gender Inclusivity

Are you interested in creating a welcoming environment for trans and nonbinary clients at your medical respite program? Are you curious how other programs support gender affirmation for staff and clients? Please join the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and the National Institute for Medical Respite Care April 8 at 1 p.m. CDT

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Pillows and blankets on a park bench

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

By Barbara DiPietro, Senior Director of Policy In Grants Pass, Ore., there is a law that bans camping in public — and the law defines a campsite as any place that has bedding like a sleeping bag or pillow. This means that, despite no housing and no shelter, folks living outside get tickets of up

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