Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing

Housing is critical to sustained good health. Living on the streets, in a shelter, or moving between other people’s home makes it difficult to manage chronic diseases, rest, avoid communicable diseases and adhere to medical advice. When shelter is the priority, less time and energy is available to focus on health and recuperation. Discrimination, stigma and violence often plague the homeless population. Many struggle with mental health and substance use issues in addition to uncontrolled chronic health conditions like diabetes and hypertension. Strategies health center use to work successfully with this population including:

  • Mobile healthcare and outreach teams
  • Integration of mental health and substance use services
  • Collaboration with housing providers
  • Assertive case management
  • Being a “Trauma-informed” organization

Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing Resources

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Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing Organizations

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For more information, contact Erin Sologaistoa at [email protected]