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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:

  1. Better Comprehensive Medical and Mental Health Care
  2. Stable Housing
  3. Equity and Social Justice

Read the full ‘Agenda to End Homelessness’

The Agenda to End Homelessness

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!

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HPMD 2020

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is an annual observance, commemorating those New Yorkers who passed away while homeless or unstably housed.

Watch the Full 2020 Memorial

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.

2021 Celebration 2020 Celebration

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Policy Matters Newsletter

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‘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.


Anti-Racist Resources

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.

Click below to see our growing database of anti-racist education resources.

CFH Anti-Racist Resources

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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Essential Workers | Essential Voices

EW|EV is a series of short stories documenting the efforts of our remarkable staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read Our Stories

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Danielle Durham Essential Worker

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We frequently post updates on policies we support, involvement opportunities and more on our Twitter feed. Follow us today!

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