Core Values

Our core values are the collective promise we at Health Care for the Homeless make each day to ourselves, each other and the people we serve. They guide our work and relationships. They hold fast when we shift direction or change. They undergird our culture. They ground us in what is good, right and true.

Each day we commit to:

Core Values, Practiced Daily

These core values were identified by Health Care for the Homeless staff, clients and community members. Each year staff members honor those peers who best embody the core values with a staff Core Values award. These six staff members best embodied our core values in 2017. Our “HCH-er at Heart” best embodied them all.


Tony Hunter

Security Guard

“I believe that every life deserves a certain amount of dignity no matter the shell that carries it.”



Shawntez Spriggs

Desktop Support Analyst

“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.” – William James


Terry Clark

Addictions Counselor

“Hope means getting people to believe in something that is not visible but still attainable.” 


Danny Resnick 

Lead Mobile Clinic Provider

“Justice is what love looks like in public.”
– Dr. Cornel West


Andrea Shearer

Lead Coordinated Access Case Manager

“Every day, each of us battles a broken system. And every day, we’re given a new opportunity to find creative solutions to make that system work for our clients.”


Deirdre Hoey

Behavioral Health Therapist

“Practicing the balance between holding on and letting go is one of the most difficult yet rewarding challenges in life. When I help my clients balance their stress and isolation with relief and human connection, my job has purpose.”

HCH-er at Heart

Veronica McDonald

Credentialing Manager

“I had no idea my coworkers saw me as worthy of this award! I’m here because of the work that we do and the people I work with – the dignity, authenticity, hope, justice, passion and balance you each bring to our clients. I want to help make people’s lives better.

Together, we are part of that change.”