In the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, agencies and individuals, clinicians and advocates, homeless people and housed people come together for mutual support and learning opportunities, and to advance the cause of human rights.
Individual Membership is open to anyone who supports the Council’s mission, and is free of charge. Membership begins when we receive your application, and ends only when you ask to be removed. When you join as an Individual Member, you will be invited (not required) to join one or more of our Individual Membership Groups:
- Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network
- National Consumer Advisory Board
- Respite Care Providers’ Network
To join, please complete the brief Individual Membership form.
Organizational Membership is open to any agency or group that supports the National Council’s mission. Modest annual dues are assessed on a sliding scale based on the amount of the agency’s HCH or Respite Care budget, or are negotiated on an individual basis for other types of organizations. For new Organizational Members, an introductory rate of $500 is charged for the first year.
Organizational Members appoint a Representative who takes part in two annual Membership meetings and participates in the Council’s active Committee structure. To become an Organizational Member, please complete the online application.
Benefits Of Membership:
- Practical, day-to-day assistance from professional staff and peers in the field.
- Personal support in their difficult, sometimes isolating work.
- Ways to advocate for a progressive policy agenda that seeks equal access to quality health care for all persons.
- Opportunities to participate in the leadership and the day-to-day work of a unique national organization that is grounded in work with homeless people.
- A place to develop new approaches that make a difference in HCH practice and in the lives of homeless persons, such as Respite Care, Consumer Advisory Boards, and the Health Disparities Collaboratives.
- Solid information about national developments that affect their work.
- Training events and publications that are responsive to their unique needs.
- Recognition as involved leaders in the field.