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