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

 

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 individualโ€™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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