Need Help Now?

Are you homeless? If so, you are not alone. Resources are available to help you with shelter, health care and other needs. Read more.

National Consumer Advisory Board

The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) is made up of homeless and formerly homeless persons who have been clients of Health Care for the Homeless projects across the country and who are involved in the governance of those HCH projects. NCAB is a standing committee of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and NCAB’s elected Chairperson sits on the National Council’s Board of Directors. Read more.

2015 NCAB Leadership Nominations

The National Consumer Advisory Board (NCAB) is preparing to choose new leaders for the following positions: Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, two Members-At-Large, and Regional Representatives for regions 3 & 4 (DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV, AL, GA, FL, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN), 5 & 7 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI, AR, LA, NM, OK, TX), and 9 & 10 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, AK, ID, OR, WA). Click here to nominate someone for or learn more about these volunteer positions.

2015 Consumer Conference Subsidy Application

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council will provide a limited number of Consumer Conference Subsidies to support consumer participation in the National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium occurring May 7-9, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

This Consumer Conference Subsidy will be offered only to HCH grantees to support the travel of consumers who are members of HCH grantees’ Board of Directors, members of Consumer Advisory Boards of HCH grantees, or employees of HCH grantees.

Complete the application by February 27, 2015, to be eligible for the Consumer Conference Subsidy.

Ellen Dailey Award 2015

Ellen Dailey was one of the founders of the Health Care for the Homeless consumer movement and the National Consumer Advisory Board. The award bearing her name honors her memory and the continuing work of consumers across the country.  Nominate a consumer to receive the Ellen Dailey Award at the 2015 National HCH Conference.

Health Reform Materials

Webinars, policy briefs, and other materials to help you learn about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other health reform issues. Read more.

Participation Outreach

NCAB is engaged in an ongoing project, Consumer Participation Outreach, to increase the capacity of Consumer Advisory Boards and other consumer groups to participate effectively in the governance of Health Care for the Homeless projects. Read more.

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

The National Coalition for the Homeless, the National Consumer Advisory Board and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council encourage communities to conduct public events on December 21 remembering your neighbors who have died homeless in the past year. Read more.

NCAB Newsletter Archive

Consumer Employment

This report highlights employment strategies that six organizations apply in hiring individuals who have experienced homelessness and received health services. The case studies reveal mission-based hiring practices that recognize the unique assets and needs of employees who are or have been consumers. Their approaches to hiring and managing a consumer-inclusive workforce demonstrate a commitment to their employees and their conviction in the unique value a diverse workforce brings. Their stories demonstrate the impact of consumer employment, not only on the lives of individual employees, but on the institutions that hire them.