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HEALTH Program

The Helping Educate and Link the Homeless (HEALTH) program serves as a bridge for those individuals who are uninsured, unemployed or disconnected from medical and other community services. 

The HEALTH Program offers these services at locations throughout our community, adhering to the street medicine model that has remained the core of the program.

With donor support in 2019, the HEALTH program provided 172 days of respite care for individuals who needed extra time to recover following surgery or an illness and directly assisted 436 homeless individuals in our community.  Gifts to support the HEALTH program play a vital role in linking individuals to medical care, offering educational resources and providing respite care for those recovering from illness and surgery in our community.