Our pediatrics team is on the move

Our pediatrics team members usually don’t sit still. Sitting still means they’re not out meeting people—and meeting people is key. So they get out in the community a few days a week and visit shelters across the city. Nurse Practitioner Judy Kandel and Social Worker Debbie Wilcox visit Booth House on Wednesday mornings. Here, they share an office and together, helping connect families who are staying in the shelter to care.

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Jeff Garrett

Being Dad

For Jeff Garrett, life was all about being a dad. Each morning, he woke his two children up with breakfast, got them ready and dropped them off at school with a big kiss and a hug. And when the bell rang at the end of the school day, he was there to bring them home and help with homework or get dinner prepared.

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Nevaeh

Nevaeh lived with her parents in an abandoned building until she was one. Lead poisoning, severe speech delays and foster care followed. But now, Nevaeh is thriving thanks to the excellent care she's been receiving at Health Care for the Homeless.

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James Barnes

His journey from sickness and homelessness to health and stability has been a long one. But it’s been steady. And throughout, his optimism and determination to keep moving forward have never wavered. As James always likes to say, “I never gave up.”

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A clean, dry, secure environment is fundamental to personal hygiene (including wound care and dressing changes), medication storage (refrigeration of insulin, safe storage of needles) and protection from assault and the elements.

What's New


01.22.18

Amid the latest round of forced encampment closures, our position remains what it has always been: forced closures are not the solution to homelessness, and they do harm.

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01.12.18

Both legislative chambers voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of last year’s successful paid sick leave bill.

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01.12.18

January 12 was not the usual Friday at 421 Fallsway. Amidst the daily work of providing health care and supportive services to some 300 neighbors without homes, we hosted the nation’s two top health officials.

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01.02.18

A Code Blue Alert is in effect until Monday, January 8 and a winter shelter declaration (when the temperature is 32 degrees or below) has been made until Thursday, January 11, meaning additional shelter beds are available for those who need them.

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