HEALTH Program

Meriter Foundation

HEALTH Program

These are our neighbors. They just happen to be experiencing homelessness.
The homeless outreach program at UnityPoint Health – Meriter, Helping Educate and Link the Homeless (HEALTH), helps those facing homelessness or housing insecurity receive care for both acute and chronic health conditions.

The Difference We Make Together

With your help, we can continue to care for our neighbors experiencing housing security. When individuals are focused each day on finding food, water, warmth, rest and security, health care is difficult to attain. That's why the dedicated teams at HEALTH practice a grassroots approach, adhering to the Street Medicine model: engaging unhoused individuals exactly where they are and on their own terms.

Your gift will link individuals to the health resources and medical care they need, provide educational assistance, offer respite care for those who need extra time to recover from a surgery or illness, and so much more.