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A big, hearty "thank you" from all of us here at Health Care for the Homeless!
“When I was living on the streets, I stayed sick. I stayed in the emergency room,” Alvin says. “Once I got housing, now I can concentrate on taking my medication… I never in my life had my own place, and it’s wonderful.”
You can make stable housing – and happiness – a reality for more folks like Alvin, Tonya and Zina.
Britney and Mason are just two of the 10,000-plus individuals Health Care for the Homeless cared for in 2016.
“A year ago, life was very hard," says Britney. "But now we're doing better. Much better. I'm proud to be in my own home."
To give other neighbors the gift of health and home, donate here.
Health Care for the Homeless client, consumer advocate and Board of Directors member Teddy Maddox says the worst kind of discrimination is when you discriminate against yourself.
It is one thing to sit in a boardroom and make policies about homelessness, says Health Care for the Homeless Board of Directors member Rodney Scaife. It's another thing to see it up close--and understand the complexities.
Homelessness, says longtime monthly Health Care for the Homeless donor Claudia Burns, is a difficult subject to talk about. It makes people uncomfortable. She wants to push to discussion.
Nurse Tracy Nishida on how the culture--really, the relationships between and among clients and staff--is a critical factor in the quality of care here at Health Care for the Homeless.