Help NHCHC Raise $10,000 on HCH Day, August 12
HCH Day is just one day out of the year to celebrate the accomplishments of Health Care for the Homeless. Indeed there is much to reflect upon: last year more than 260 HCH projects served 1.1 million people experiencing homelessness with high-quality, accessible care, supported by the training and resources the Council provides. HCH sites are inarguably the best agencies to address the distinct needs of our neighbors without stable housing, and the success of the program is unmatched.
The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is mobilizing consumer leaders around the country to recognize HCH Day in their own communities. Dozens of programs will hold events with public officials to draw attention to local program and policy issues in their districts, and to bring the injustice of homelessness to the public consciousness. Learn more about what the Council’s staff and members are doing on HCH Day.
But we should recognize that the growth of the HCH program is not just a testament that health centers are succeeding, it also reflects the tragedy that homelessness persists. Homelessness itself is a disease to our national community, a stain on our collective soul. It is our political unwillingness to invest in what’s necessary to meaningfully reduce homelessness that enables it to endure. We must and can do something about it.
Please join the Council in addressing the systemic causes and ramifications of homelessness so that eventually we can work ourselves out of business. Our goal is to raise $10,000 on this HCH Day, August 12, 2015, to support our advocacy on Capitol Hill and in local communities. Your donation specifically supports the work of our Policy and Advocacy staff who work every day for health care justice. By August 12, please donate as little as $10 or as much as $1,000 and type “HCH Day” in the dedication section.