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Disaster Planning for People Experiencing Homelessness

The latest issue of the Dialogue, a quarterly journal of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, includes an article on disaster planning by Council Program and Policy Specialist Sabrina Edgington, MSSW. Read the article… More

Saffron Strand accepting proposals for annual conference

Saffron Strand’s third annual conference on employment-focused solutions to homelessness takes place June 18-19, 2012 at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium in Richmond, CA. Proposals for workshops are currently being accepted.

The 2012 conference, Defragmenting the Homeless Continuum: Linking Pathways to Self-Sufficiency, brings together social services, health care, and employment professionals, along with others who work in every area of … More

New Healing Hands on Nutrition | Continuing Education Credit Available

No Place at the Table: Hunger and Homelessness examines the intersections of poverty, food access, obesity, and malnutrition, and solutions to these challenges. Readers can earn free CME credit; in most cases, nurses, social workers and other health professionals can apply these credits toward their professional requirements (check with your credentialing body to verify.) Earn credit… More

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Events

On December 21st, communities across the country observed Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day and remembered those who have lost their lives in the past year. In Baltimore, hundreds gathered at a memorial service in the Inner Harbor; read the Baltimore Sun’s coverage of the event. Baltimore Health Care for the Homeless board member James Crawford also spoke to radio host Marc … More

Stories from the Field Podcast: The Marriage of Healthcare & Housing

During the 2011 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference in Washington, DC, Dawn and John Petroskas, who both work with Catholic Charities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, sat down to share their unique perspective on the marriage of healthcare and housing, how they met on the job and what their work has meant to them as individuals and as … More

Homeless Persons Memorial Day

This month, communities around the nation will mourn the loss of their neighbors and friends who died without housing this year. You can find out more about an event near you here. You may also register your community’s event here. NCAB and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council would like to thank our partners at the … More

Prepare for 2012: Schedule a Site Visit

As 2011 closes, the HCH community can reflect on the year’s accomplishments, but our work is not complete. One of the most important things you can do in the new year is build relationships with your elected officials before there is a crisis. Congress will adjourn for winter break next week and Members will be back in their home … More

December edition of Council News available now

The December edition of Council News is available now. This issue includes an interview with Dan Russell, CEO of Genesee County Community Mental Health; the latest information on technical assistance and training events; news from Clinicians’ Network and the National Consumer Advisory Board; policy updates; and links to research items, clinical resources and respite care news. Read the archive version … More

New Podcast: Advocacy on the Hill

During the 2011 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference in Washington, DC, staff from the Health Care for the Homeless project in Atlanta, Georgia, visited Representative John Lewis in his office on Capitol Hill.  While initially skeptical about the impact these visits could have on their work at home, Cathryn Marchman, a mental health social worker; Bridget Thompkins, a … More

Navigating our new website

We have made big changes to the look and navigation of our website. If you have any trouble finding something, please contact Morgan Porter,, for assistance. As with all transitions there may be a few bumps. Links have changed and things may not be where you bookmarked them. We are also still moving documents and resources over from the old format to the new. We hope you will find the new site easier to use. In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact us for help.

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