Community Health Centers of Burlington, Safe Harbor Homeless Healthcare Program

Member of the Council badgeThe Homeless Health Care Program is operated by the Community Health Center of Burlington. It contracts and/or collaborates with five local non-profits to provide a wide range of service to its clients. The program provides medical, dental, and behavioral health care to people experiencing homelessness. The program also provides outreach, case management, and supportive housing services.


The centers of operation include the main site at the Community Health Center of Burlington, the adult and family homeless clinic, called the Safe Harbor Clinic, and the Pearl Street Clinic for homeless and runaway youth. Services include primary health care, dental care, mental health and substance abuse counseling, outreach, referral, case management, homeless veteran's services, and HIV/AIDS testing and counseling. Asthma, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medical Respite Care, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Outreach, Pain Management Services, Pediatrics, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in Supportive Housing, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse Treatment, Trauma, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness


Linkages include Committee on Temporary Shelter, Visiting, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Burlington Housing Authority, Burlington Community Land Trust, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Veterans Administration, Salvation Army, Burlington Emergency Shelter, Legal Aid, Lake Champlain Housing, United Way, St. Joseph's House, Imani Health Institute, and Women Helping Battered Women.


Estimated homeless population: 1,500

Patients served: 1,271


Howard Center for Human Services; COTS - Committee on Temporary Shelter

95 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
Bob Bick
(802) 864-7402

Spectrum Youth and Family Services

31 Elmwood Avenue, VT 05401
Mark Redmond
(802) 864-7423