#HCH2019: Planning Your Experience

There are a variety of ways to engage at our 2019 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference and Policy Symposium, from attending our Welcome Reception and visiting local homeless services organizations to honoring the dedication of our colleagues at our Awards Luncheon and participating in privately-funded Hill Visits and our social justice rally.

Read more below to find out how to plan your events and activities for #HCH2019. We are excited to see you in Washington, D.C., as we explore what it means to be “Working Together for Justice” in homelessness and health care!

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Preview the Agenda


Our conference agenda has everything you need to know about where to go and what to do throughout all four days of #HCH2019. Plan ahead and check out the schedule to see which sessions and events pique your interest.


Arrive Early to Sign Up for Site Visits

Sign up for site visits at the designated table near registration to see the work that four local agencies are doing to provide shelter and services to people experiencing homelessness. Registration opens Thursday, May 23, at 7 a.m.; we encourage you to arrive at sign-ups early, as these visits have limited space. Learn more.


Celebrate at the Awards Lunch

Every year we honor individuals committed to the cause of ending homelessness through leadership, service, consumer advocacy, and medical respite during our Awards Lunch. Join us on Friday, May 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the Independence Ballroom as we celebrate the hard work and dedication of our award winners. Find about more about the awardees.


Plan Meetings with Policymakers

You’re invited to visit the offices of Senators and Representatives to help further our work to end homelessness. No experience is needed, and we will provide talking points and prep materials and put you in touch with others from your state so that you may attend together. Get involved!


Rally for Social Justice

Join us for a rally for human rights at the close of #HCH2019. Stand in solidarity with others in the movement for justice and call for housing, health care, and other basic needs to be recognized as human rights by our policymakers. Meet us in the hotel lobby at 5:15 p.m. or at Lafayette Square at 5:30 p.m. Learn more.