Policy and Advocacy
Explore below to learn how you can take action and join us in our mission to prevent and end homelessness.
what is policy & advocacy?
Care For the Homeless supports health care, human services, and housing for all people experiencing homelessness. The Policy and Advocacy Team advocates for policies to ameliorate, prevent and end homelessness, including:
- Better Comprehensive Medical and Mental Health Care
- Stable Housing
- Equity and Social Justice
Read the full ‘Agenda to End Homelessness’
Meet the Consumer Advisory Board
An active partnership with the people we serve is essential to the success of Care For the Homeless. The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) addresses this need.
Click below to meet the board members, learn more about their work, and see why their contributions are so essential.
Policy Seminars and Webinars
The Policy Seminar Series began in 2019. The series features collaborative discussions with service providers, academics, advocates, policymakers, journalists and people with the lived experience of homelessness, addressing issues that impact homelessness in NYC. Explore below to catch up on past seminars and stay up to date with upcoming ones!
Summer Solstice Success Celebration
Our annual Summer Solstice Success Celebration is a signature policy and advocacy event. Every year, we recognize the achievements of those who are currently or formerly homeless. Due to social distancing recommendations, this year’s event will be held exclusively online. Explore the link below to stay up to date with all of the incredible people and their amazing stories.
Subscribe to the
‘Policy Matters’ Newsletter
Our Policy and Advocacy team publishes a monthly digital newsletter. ‘Policy Matters’ is an informative publication that addresses current issues and let’s you know how you can get involved.
Almost 80% of our patients are persons of color at CFH. So, in addition to providing services, we must also address the social determinants that result in poor health outcomes.
Essential Workers, Essential Voices
EW|EV is a series of short stories documenting the efforts of our remarkable staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Breaking Down Barriers
Breaking down barriers is a series of short stories that shows just how much people can accomplish when they have access to proper care.
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We frequently post updates on policies we support, involvement opportunities and more on our Twitter feed. Follow us today!