Membership in the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is your opportunity to bring your local perspectives and struggles to the national forum on health care and housing for people experiencing homelessness. Organizational members appoint a representative to serve on the Governing Membership, the body of leaders that orchestrates the Council’s priorities and works together to meet the challenges in our communities. The solidarity and support within the Governing Membership are unparalleled in any other association, as our members attest, proving to be a cost-effective investment in both the success of your program and your professional wellbeing.
Practical membership benefits include industry-leading group purchasing discounts, training and technical assistance, product donations, and free journal access.
As a new organizational member, you receive an introductory rate of $500 for first year’s membership. Subsequent years are calculated on a sliding scale based on HCH or other federal funding, maxing out at $3,500 (only the largest HCH programs pay this maximum, and 30-40% remain at $500). You may make your payment online or request an invoice. Payment received after April 1 of any year applies to the fiscal year beginning July 1. Join now and secure membership through June 30, 2017.
Organizational Membership is restricted to nonprofit entities whose missions align with the Council’s, but for-profit organizations may join the Council as Corporate Affiliates.
Individual Membership is your way to access any of the National HCH Council’s communications, to get involved in our advocacy and research, to serve on Council Committees, and to contribute to setting the strategic direction of the Council. As an Individual Member, you are eligible to nominate and be nominated for the Board of Directors, and a number of awards.
Three groups are open to individual members, each of which includes its own distinct member benefits. When you join, you will be invited (not required) to join one or more of the Council’s individual membership groups:
- Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network (membership includes an automatic subscription to Healing Hands)
- National Consumer Advisory Board
- Respite Care Providers’ Network (membership includes an automatic subscription to Respite News)
Unlike most membership organizations, the National HCH Council offers individual membership for free. We do this to include all professionals, students, and consumers regardless of their ability to pay dues. To join, please complete the brief Individual Membership form.
Individual membership is free, but it is still valuable. If you are able, please consider making a donation in support of your membership. The suggested annual contribution is $50. If you need a membership statement to seek reimbursement from your employer, please contact us.