President Obama’s FY15 Budget Request was released on March 4. The Budget proposes many new initiatives that will aid in the effort to prevent and end homelessness, but also contains concerning proposals regarding health center growth now and in the future. Check out the Council’s press release and look for more information on the Budget coming soon.… More
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2014 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals-Services in Supportive Housing (GBHI-SSH). Funds can be used for behavioral health treatment and other recovery-oriented services, coordination of housing and services, and benefit enrollment. The deadline for applications is April 25, 2014.
Last week’s Needs Assessment Webinar for HCH Grantees is now available along with the additional resource, “Assessing Your Community’s Health: A Needs Assessment Toolkit for HCH Grantees.” The webinar addresses the following questions about meeting HRSA requirements: What is sufficient evidence in assessing needs of homeless in the service area? What kind of data is used for your … More
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council will provide a limited number of Consumer Conference Subsidies to support consumer participation in the National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium occurring May 28 – 30, 2014, in New Orleans.
This Consumer Conference Subsidy will be offered only to HCH grantees to support the travel of consumers who are:
- members of HCH
New research shows that homelessness increases vulnerability to violence and provides an example for how stakeholders can participate in the research process. Council research staff Molly Meinbresse and Darlene Jenkins, along with NCAB members Joseph Benson, Amy Grassette, Carol Hall, Reginald Hamilton, and Marianne Malott, are authors of “Exploring the Experiences of Violence Among Individuals Who Are Homeless Using a … More
Even though the most frigid temperatures have lifted across the United States, cold weather still poses a threat to those experiencing homelessness. Hypothermia can set in when temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but many shelters don’t open until it’s much colder.