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Baltimore City Overdose Alert - A spike in overdoses was detected on Wednesday, May 23 in Southwest Baltimore. Such spikes are often related to tainted or particularly potent heroin (including heroin laced with fentanyl). Please share this information and encourage family, friends and neighbors to get trained to administer the overdose-reversing medication, Naloxone.
As a consumer of Health Care for the Homeless services, you have an important say in the work we do.
We’d like you to participate in our advocacy work. Learn more about this work here. And please come to the next meeting of the Consumer Relations Committee.
A committee of the Health Care for the Homeless Board of Directors, the Consumer Relations Committee represents the interests of people experiencing homelessness, including former and current clients. Committee members support the growth and development of client-led work within Health Care for the Homeless.
Consumer Relations Committee members make recommendations to the Health Care for the Homeless Board of Directors and staff so that we are guided by your experience. The committee gathers consumer feedback by:
The whole thing with advocacy is, you ask a question and you get an answer, then you ask another question and you get another answer, and another question and another…And the more questions you ask, the more curiosity, knowledge and ability others get. As an advocate, I’ve brought quite a few people through this door right here.
Consumer Relations Committee members participate on agency committees and task forces and serve as liaisons between Health Care for the Homeless and clients.
Many people who receive services at Health Care for the Homeless want to give back and support their peers. Consumer Relations Committee members work with the agency’s Health Equity Committee to brainstorm ideas and develop opportunities for peer support.
Committee members develop projects that address issues raised by clients. Some examples:
Leave your name and contact information with the Help Desk and a member of the Consumer Relations Committee will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Consumer Relations Committee in the Community
The Consumer Relations Committee supports consumer-led advocacy initiatives in the community:
B’More Housing For All is a grassroots campaign of people who have experienced homelessness and allies who work to end homelessness by promoting public policies and raising awareness of the causes and experiences of homelessness.