What You Need to Serve Those in Need: Technical Assistance & Training

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The National Health Care for the Homeless Council provides technical assistance and targeted training to Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) health centers, medical respite providers, and other agencies working at the intersection of health care and homelessness. Use the form below to get answers to specific HCH-related questions, receive in-depth advice from HCH experts, or to request training.

Our response will be tailored to your need and may include providing you resources, a phone consultation with staff and/or a Subject Matter Expert, or a peer introduction. The National HCH Council can also arrange targeted site visits and onsite trainings to a select number of agencies per year as our staff deem appropriate and our budget allows, but please note that HCH grantees take priority for such requests.

The Council does not provide direct service to patients. If you or a loved one are personally experiencing homelessness and need help, please use our National HCH Grantee Directory to find services near you.

Common Topics for TA

  • Medical Respite Care Start-ups
  • Sliding Fee Scales
  • Trauma-Informed Care & Systems
  • Consumer Advisory Boards & Patient Engagement
  • Definitions of Homelessness & Eligibility for Services
  • UDS Data on Homelessness
  • Housing and Hospital Partnerships
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment & Opioid Abuse
  • Outreach & Enabling Services
  • Community Health Workers
  • Social Determinants of Health & Causes of Homelessness
  • HRSA Program Compliance
  • Services in Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Harm Reduction & Housing First
  • Storytelling & Advocacy

Funding Considerations

The Council provides technical assistance free of charge without regard to membership status, though we may ask you to cover some of the expenses for any onsite training. If you have the capacity, we encourage you to support our work by joining the Council as an Organizational Member for just $500 for the first year. You may also make a tax-deductible donation of any amount to help support our long-term sustainability.

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