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By now, we've all heard the steps to protect ourselves from COVID-19.
Wash your hands for twenty seconds. Cough into your elbow. Stay home if you’re sick.
But what happens to those of us who have no home? Just as you look to your doctors for answers and a calm, competent response during this crisis, thousands of our neighbors will turn to the health professional they know and trust at Health Care for the Homeless.
We have always helped people in crisis with nowhere else to go.
The dangers posed by the coronavirus are great and unpredictable. And people without homes are always at greater risk with a fraction of the resources needed to respond.
But you have the power to help and make sure that no one is left out. Your support helps our efforts to:
There are uncertain days ahead. Help Health Care for the Homeless ensure everyone is treated with the same care and respect you’d want for your family.
Since 1999 when transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith organzied a vigil for Rita Hester, a transgender woman murdered in 1998, November 20 has marked Transgender Day of Remembrance. Rounding out Transgender Awareness Week, this day is a time for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) community members, advocates and allies to come together to honor the lives and say the names of TNGC people lost to anti-trans violence.
When I first came to Health Care for the Homeless three years ago with my sister I had high blood pressure, prostate problems and no form of treatment or medication. Now, as a member of the Board of Directors, I motivate clients to keep on top of their health and stay connected with providers. I feel the good it did for me, and I want that for others, too.