The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is the premier national organization working at the nexus of homelessness and health care. Since 1986, the Council has brought together thousands of health care professionals, medical respite care providers, people with lived experience of homelessness, and advocates. The Council’s 200+ Organizational Members include Health Care for the Homeless programs, respite programs, housing, and social service organizations across the country.
Grounded in human rights and social justice, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council mission is to build an equitable, high-quality health care system through training, research, and advocacy in the movement to end homelessness.
What We Do
We work to improve homeless health care through Training and Technical Assistance, researching and sharing best practices, advocating for real solutions to end homelessness, and uplifting voices of people experiencing homelessness.
Many of our members are Health Care for the Homeless programs, which deliver direct health care and support services to people experiencing homelessness.