Who We Are
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is the premier national organization working at the nexus of homelessness and health care.
Grounded in human rights and social justice, the NHCHC mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness. Read our Statement of Principles.
Since 1986, we have brought together thousands of health care professionals, medical respite care providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates. Our 200+ Organizational Members include Health Care for the Homeless programs, respite programs, and housing and social service organizations across the country.
What We Do
We work to improve homeless health care through training and technical assistance, researching and sharing best practices, advocating for real solutions to end homelessness, and uplifting voices of people experiencing homelessness.
Many of our members are Health Care for the Homeless programs, which deliver direct health care and support services to people experiencing homelessness. To learn more about HCH programs, read our fact sheet.