Your gift matters to Art

Everyone has a story—a unique and significant life experience worth sharing. The National Health Care for the Homeless Council strives to give individuals who have experienced homelessness the tools, training, and platform to share their stories. These stories educate, guide policy and practice, and offer hope and healing to others. Art was only 14 when […]

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The Power of Love — The HCH Community’s Greatest Advocacy Tool

By Barbara DiPietro, PhD, Senior Director of Policy “If all public policy was created in the spirit of love, we would not have to worry about unemployment, homelessness, schools failing to teach children, or addiction.” — bell hooks, All About Love (2021) Especially challenging times are upon us. Next year will be a difficult one

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Homeless Persons' Memorial Day 2023

On Dec. 21, We Honor Those We’ve Lost and Renew our Resolve to Fight Injustice

On the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, people in our communities will die without a home. Each Dec. 21, we gather for Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day to memorialize and honor our family, friends, patients/clients, and community members who experienced the injustice of homelessness. Please join the the National Consumer

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Your gift matters to Deidre

An estimated 20–25% of the homeless population in the United States suffers from serious mental health issues, compared to only 4–6% of the general population. Homelessness, in turn, has been associated with poorer mental health outcomes. It’s a vicious cycle. Deidre dealt with mental health issues her entire life. At the age of 11 she was admitted

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Amy Grassette: "I don't know what life my would be without the Council."

Your gift matters to Amy

Millions of Americans live on the brink of homelessness. An injury or illness, job loss, or other unexpected event is often more than most of us are prepared for. That’s what happened to Amy. Amy and her husband were never wealthy, but they were making ends meet. Amy provided childcare out of her home and

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Community Conversation: HIV prevention and PrEP

Next Community Conversation Will Cover HIV Prevention and PrEP

Despite major advancements in HIV treatment, testing, and management, people experiencing homelessness continue to face disproportionate risk of acquiring HIV. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) can significantly reduce HIV transmission rates, and clinicians serving people experiencing homelessness can play a central role in connecting patients to PrEP. Join us Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. CST for a

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