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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

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

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

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

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

Trauma-Informed Cervical Cancer Screening in Women with Experience of Homelessness: Translating Principles Into Practice

Presented by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 12-1 p.m. CT
The incidence of cervical cancer in women experiencing homelessness is 4.4 times higher than the general population, and women who are unstably housed are 6 times more likely to die from cervical cancer than their counterparts in the general population. There are … More

Government Shutdown 2019: What the Health Care for the Homeless Community Needs to Know

There are many questions and serious concerns about how the partial shutdown of the U.S. Federal Government is impacting programs and services important to people experiencing homelessness and the providers who serve them. Unfortunately, we still don’t have answers to many questions since a shutdown of this nature has never happened before—frustratingly, much is still unknown. Below is the information … More

Call for Nominations for Our Board of Directors: Submissions Due March 12

Please help us identify outstanding leaders committed to our mission of eliminating homelessness by submitting nominations for new members to join the National HCH Council’s Board of Directors. We rely on the strong leadership of the Board to be representative of Council membership and to help guide our efforts in meeting the needs of our community.
Board members are eligible … More

Call for Applications Now Open: Medical Respite Outcome Measures Learning Collaborative

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is pleased to announce a new learning collaborative to begin in February 2019. The Medical Respite Outcomes Measures Learning Collaborative will explore different methods of data collection and identifying outcome measures among medical respite programs and develop recommended data collection practices aimed at quality improvement.
We are now seeking medical respite/recuperative care … More

Attend #HCH2019 on Us: Apply for Our John N. Lozier Scholarship for New Members!

If #HCH2019 will be your first National Health Care for the Homeless Conference, we invite you to apply for our John N. Lozier Scholarship for New Members! In its third iteration, this scholarship honors the legacy of the National HCH Council’s founding Executive Director. It is open to staff of our Organizational Members and will support one individual’s attendance … More