Health Care for the Homeless Program Helps Over 1,000 Patients in 2018

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Victoria McNair

Health Care for the Homeless Program Helps Over 1,000 Patients in 2018

February 28, 2019

The Institute’s Healthcare for the Homeless program makes health care services easily accessible to people experiencing homelessness at six locations in Manhattan. Through a partnership with Care for the Homeless, we provide medical care, behavioral health care and social services.

In 2018, over 1,100 people received services through the Health Care for the Homeless program. That number represents over a thousand stories of hope: for example, at Broadway Presbyterian Church, one of our patients successfully received chemotherapy and then surgery for her multiple-site cancer. A patient who suffered from interstitial cystitis for over ten years is now able to walk without pain following homeopathy treatments provided by our team. At our All Angels Church location, a patient with a history of suicidality was able to connect with a social worker and mental health specialist whom he now meets with every week. Staff was also able to help a homeless woman who has spent years on the streets to secure housing for the winter.  At Daly House, a transitional shelter, we saw many patients transition out of the shelter system and placed into permanent housing and ongoing care from the Institute.

We want to send a special thank you to the providers and support staff at all of our Health Care for the Homeless locations for their dedication to changing these patients’ lives for the better.

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness and needs care, contact