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Our Effect

Our work to end homelessness takes many forms. From health care and housing to policy and advocacy, we are there.


Care For the Homeless manages 26 health care delivery sites across all five New York City boroughs.
patients served in 2022
Health center visits 2022
Seasonal Flu Shots 2022
148 residents were housed in 2021
6,050 patients received tests for HIV, Hep-B and Hep-C in 2021
1,160 patients treated for asthma in 2021
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Our Effect

Explore the our effect page and read the stories of those who have overcome the many obstacles of homelessness. Discover the many ways you can join us in our mission to end homelessness.

Patient Receiving a Flu Shot (Our Effect)

Homelessness and health care are unequivocally linked. Only treating one allows the other to fester, perpetuating an individual’s cycle of homelessness. Care For the Homeless providers and staff understand the importance of this intersection. Thus, they work to address the whole person.

That is, who they are, what their background is, what their current situation is, and their medical needs. This health care model highlights the many nuances and complexities homelessness presents and breaks down the prejudices stacked against it.

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The State of Health Care in the Homeless Population

People experiencing homelessness suffer disproportionately from poor health. The facts on the page linked below illustrate the complex status of health care within the homeless population.

Health Care and Homelessness Facts

Essential Workers | Essential Voices

Join us for a series of short stories documenting the efforts of our medical and shelter staff during the pandemic. Please follow the series on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Our handle on all four is @cfhnyc.

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Patient Stories

From Homelessness to Housing | 5 Stories

The ultimate goal of any individual who comes to a homeless shelter is to achieve permanent housing. Below, we have curated five stories of women* who

Why Philip Cares, A Board Member Q&A

Philip Malebranche is a member of the Care For the Homeless (CFH) Consumer Advisory Board and sits on the CFH Board of Directors. He is also a writer and

The Need for OpenNotes

Earlier this year, we implemented OpenNotes at our six health care delivery sites for families and children. The pilot program allows patients to virtually

Jennifer’s Journey

Note: This interview was completedprior to the pandemic declaration. Cars rushby above on the Van Wyck Expressway and Jackie Robinson Parkway. A few streetsaway,

Meet the CFH Peer Outreach Specialists

Peer outreach specialists are core components of Care For the Homeless’ (CFH) health care delivery practices. Specifically, they ensure that potential

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