Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston

Member of the Council badgeHealthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH) provides care in shelters, transitional living programs, soup kitchens, and on the streets. A consortium of 31 social service agencies, educational institutions, homeless/formerly homeless consumers, public agencies, and health care providers form the HHH Advisory Council.

Services

Services, provided at three shelter clinics and through street outreach, include primary care, outreach, women and children's clinic, dentistry, podiatry, vision care, pharmacy, TB/STD testing, immunizations, mental health/substance abuse counseling, case management, health education, referrals and jail inreach project. Asthma, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Electronic Medical Records, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, Immunizations, Labs, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Mobile Van/Transportation, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Optometry Services, Outreach, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Physical Exams, Pneumococcal vaccine, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Smoking Cessation, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care

Linkages

Linkages include Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, AIDS Foundation Houston, Angela House, Bread of Life, Brigid's Hope, Cathedral Health Ministries, Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County, Community of the Streets, Compass, Covenant House, De Madres a Madres, ECHOS, The Gathering Place, Harmony House, Housing Corporation, Houston Area Women's Center, Houston Area Community Services, Legacy Community Health Services, LifeOptions, MHMRA of Houston/Harris County, Open Door Mission, Palmer Way Station, Harris County Pubic Health & Environmental Services, Salvation Army-Harbor Light Center, Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless (SEARCH), Shalom Zone Mobile Health Ministries, Star of Hope-Men's Development Center, The Women's Home, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and University of Texas-Houston Recovery Campus.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 12,000

Patients served: 10,170

Subcontractors

Baylor College of Medicine/Family and Community Medicine

3701 Kirby Houston, TX 77098
Contact:
Doug Graham
Phone:
(713) 798-7777
Fax:
(713) 798-7778

The Beacon

1212 Prairie Houston, TX 77002
Contact:
Charly Weldon
Phone:
713/590-3303
Email:
cweldon@beaconhomeless.org

SEARCH Homeless Project 

2505 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77002 
Contact:
Cathy Crouch 
Phone:
(713) 739-7752 
Fax:
(713) 739-7706

Star of Hope Men's Development Center 

1811 Ruiz Street Houston, TX 77002 
Contact:
Dave Druary
Phone:
(713) 226-5401
Fax:
(713) 227-5703