Site Visits at #HCH2019

Join us at #HCH2019 for in-person tours of local agencies dedicated to providing health care, medical respite, support services, and other assistance to people experiencing homelessness. These site visits have limited capacity.

Sign up Thursday, May 23, at 7 a.m. at the designated table near registration; we encourage you to register early, as these visits have limited space.


Christ House Medical Respite

Thursday, May 23 | 2:15-3:45 p.m. ET

Christ House opened in 1985 as the first 24-hour residential medical facility for people without homes in the U.S. Current programming at Christ House encompasses a broad array of services and activities to provide patients with a complete recovery. While recovering from illness or injury, patients also have access to case management, treatment for substance use disorders, referrals, and transportation services.

Miriam’s Kitchen

Friday, May 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET

Miriam’s Kitchen supports veterans and people experiencing homelessness in the journey from meals to housing, with programming that includes case management, housing services, street outreach, and art therapy. Since 1983, Miriam’s Kitchen has provided over 1.8 million meals while also being recognized as a critical leader helping to make the homeless services delivery system more effective and cost-efficient.

Unity Health Care at Downtown Day Services Center

Friday, May 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET

The Downtown Day Services Center (DDSC), located in the heart of downtown and newly opened in February 2019, provides critical services for people experiencing homelessness in D.C. DDSC offers access to health care, showers, food, assistance with vital documents and benefits applications, legal aid, harm reduction services, and more—all in the same place and under a Housing First model with the goal to find permanent housing for its clients.

Unity Health Care Clinic at CCNV Federal City Shelter

Friday, May 24 | 2:15-3:45 p.m. ET

Unity Health Care has served local D.C. neighborhoods since 1984 and is the largest private organization providing primary medical care to District residents who are uninsured, low-income, or experiencing homelessness. One of Unity’s sites, the Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) Federal City Shelter is the largest shelter in the nation. CCNV’s Mission is to ensure that the rights of people experiencing homelessness and impoverishment are not infringed upon and that every person has access to life’s essentials.