Site Visits at #HCH2017

2017 National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium

Introduction

Join us as we tour a number of Health Care for the Homeless organizations and homeless resource centers, each dedicated to providing care, respite, and assistance to people experiencing homelessness. The site visits do have limited space, so please sign up at the designated table near registration on the 5B level from 7 – 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 22. Transportation will be provided; we will depart promptly at the start of the times listed below.  

Organizations

So Others Might Eat

Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

SOME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and health care. They help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. Join us on this site visit to see how SOME helps meet the needs of people they serve at each point on their journey from homelessness to independence.

Covenant House

Thursday, June 22 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Since 1995, Covenant House Washington has been a lifeline to over 40,000 homeless and disconnected young people in Greater Washington. As the Washington subsidiary of Covenant House International, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization responding to the needs of homeless and disconnected youth, Covenant House Washington’s mission is to serve these young people with absolute respect and unconditional love. Covenant House DC provides emergency, transitional, and supportive housing, workforce development training, GED and Adult Basic Education classes, and much more. Visit them to learn more and see some programs in action.

Christ House Medical Respite

Friday, June 23 | 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Christ House opened in December 1985 as the first 24-hour residential medical facility for homeless persons in the United States. Patients are admitted to Christ House from area hospitals, shelters, clinics, and medical outreach projects. Current programming at Christ House encompasses a broad array of services and activities to provide patients with a complete recovery. Each patient is addressed in a comprehensive, holistic manner, addressing not only the physical problems that bring them to Christ House, but also the underlying issues that may have led to their homelessness.

Unity Health Care Clinic at CCNV Federal City Shelter

Friday, June 23 | 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Unity Health Care, founded in 1984, is the largest private organization providing primary medical care to homeless, low-income, and uninsured District residents. Unity operates over 25 health care centers and one mobile outreach program. These sites and services are located throughout the city in areas with large numbers of people living in poverty to ensure maximum accessibility, including CCNV Federal City Shelter, the largest shelter in the nation. CCNV’s Mission is to ensure that the rights of the homeless and poor are not infringed upon and that every person has access to life’s basic essentials.

Questions?

Email Alyssa Curtis, Training Manager, or call (615) 226-2292.