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.
The recent FY14 funding bill provides an increase of $700 million for health centers. This is exciting, but the Council needs your help to continue to protect and expand these gains in the coming year. We are asking the HCH community to contact the Council to tell us of success stories. These can be personal stories, or stories about new … More
The Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network will present the 2014 Karen Rotondo Award for Outstanding Service during the National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium in New Orleans in May. The award honors the memory and legacy of Karen Rotondo, RN, the “Founding Mother” of the HCH Clinicians’ network.
The annual Ellen Dailey Award honors the memory of Ellen Dailey, a consumer leader at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and a founder of the National Consumer Advisory Board, by highlighting accomplishments that continue her legacy of forceful advocacy by and for people experiencing homelessness. Click here for more information on the Ellen Dailey Award. Complete the … More
The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) is preparing to choose new leaders for the following positions: Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, two Members-At-Large, and Regional Representatives for regions 1 & 2 (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands ) and Regions 6 & 8 (NM, TX, OK, AR, LA, UT, CO, WY, SD, ND, MT). Click … More