Areas to Support
Helping Educate and Link the Homeless
The Helping Educate and Link the Homeless (HEALTH) program serves as a bridge for the homeless who are often uninsured, unemployed and disconnected from medical and other community services.
Staffed by a part-time physician, full-time nurse case manager and over 40 volunteer physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, the program offers basic health screenings, case management, and referrals to primary or acute care providers. Since its inception in November 2009, HEALTH volunteers have treated 840 patients.
By helping individuals manage chronic illnesses, mental health disorders and addiction, the HEALTH Program improves a person's ability to secure employment and housing.