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The first Respite News issue of 2019 is available now! The January 2019 edition features information about the new Medical Respite Outcomes Measures Learning Collaborative; a call for nominations for the Willie J. Mackey National Medical Respite Award; a look at the upcoming respite-focused Pre-Conference Institute at #HCH2019; recent national media coverage of medical respite; and more!
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Join Us for Our 2019 Virtual Training: Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness

Registration is open for our free webinar series, Her Health, Her Housing: Improving Services for Women Experiencing Homelessness! Women and families are the fastest-growing segments of the American homeless population. Whether on the streets, doubled-up, or temporarily sheltered, women without homes face complex challenges such as increased risk of sexual assault, lack of access to preventive and prenatal care, … More

New HCH Stories: Joseph “Cowboy” Benson of Houston, TX

An accident took Joseph’s legs, his livelihood, and his housing. But a drive to succeed and help from Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston helped him reclaim his life—and become a leader. Learn about our Board Member Joseph Benson’s journey with homeless health care in a new video of HCH Stories.

HCH Stories is an online video series illuminating … More

Upcoming Webinar: Forsake Me Not: How HCH Providers Can Deliver Better Care to Pregnant Women Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
The HCH model of care is often lauded for its patient-centered, trauma-informed approach to providing a wide range of health and support services to very vulnerable people experiencing homelessness. The HCH community rightly prides itself on a “whatever-it-takes” approach to engaging clients … More

Upcoming Webinar: Distinct Health Disparities of LGBQ Women Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
Lesbian/gay/bisexual/queer (LGBQ) women experiencing homelessness present unique health challenges, ranging from reproductive health issues, lack of routine screenings, and high rates of mental illness and sexual violence, which are compounded by overall lack of access, visibility, and sensitivity in women’s and LGBTQ … More

Upcoming Webinar: An Attack on Women: The Intersection of Violence and Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
In 2014 the National Health Care for the Homeless Council published a study exploring the relationship between homelessness and violence. Nearly half the study’s ~500 participants experienced violence while homeless, and findings revealed that although males and females experienced violence at virtually … More

Upcoming Webinar: Assessing the Needs of Women in Medical Respite

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
Medical respite is a safe and stable place for people experiencing homelessness to heal from illness or injury. This resource is vital as it provides the opportunity for a safe transition from a hospital stay for especially vulnerable individuals. As communities work … More

Upcoming Webinar: The Nexus of Sex Work and Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
The sex trade industry comprises a wide range of activities, in several different settings from street-level sex work, to escort services, to exotic dancing. Many of the folks involved in the sex trade industry are experiencing or have experienced some type of … More

Upcoming Webinar: Safety Planning with Women Experiencing Homelessness

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
Assist your clients in developing a concise, unique, practical plan to address the many dangers and challenges they face as women experiencing homelessness – for any reason. How, when, where, and why a safety plan is developed will largely inform its effectiveness, … More

Upcoming Webinar: Minority Stress: Racism and Women’s Issues

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
We know that homelessness is harmful to one’s health and that women experiencing homelessness face unique challenges and different issues than men experiencing homelessness.
This webinar will explore the impact that racism has on women of color experiencing homelessness individually and through … More