Special Health, Housing, and Case Management Projects at HCH
Health Care for the Homeless has implemented a range of special projects to improve the health of our clients and support vulnerable populations in permanent housing and off the streets.
- The Adherence Program promotes the effective treatment of chronic diseases by encouraging healthy living practices and educating our clients about disease management and transmission prevention. Services include directly-observed therapy and ongoing medication management.
- The Connect Project, funded by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, provides housing placement, home visits, and intensive case management to end or prevent the homelessness of people living with HIV/AIDS and other co-occurring health problems.
- The Convalescent Care Program, funded by Baltimore Homeless Services and the United Way of Central Maryland, and in collaboration with Baltimore City's shelter, provides recuperative care, case management, and nursing assistance for individuals not appropriate for hospitalization but too ill to recover in traditional shelters or on the streets.
- Supportive Housing: HCH administers programs to assist vulnerable individuals acquire and sustain housing. The Homeward Bound Project, funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in partnership with Baltimore Homeless Services, engages and houses individuals with histories of mental illness, addiction, complicated medical problems and long histories of homelessness. The Archways Project, made possible by Baltimore Homeless Services, provides intensive case management to help previously homeless individuals maintain their housing and gain greater independence and stability. Project staff help participants pay bills, apply for public benefits, interact with landlords, and connect with health-related services at HCH or elsewhere in the community.
- The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Initiative helps people with mental illness who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness apply for federal disability benefits (SSI/SSDI). By providing training, education, and technical assistance to community providers, project staff work to increase initial application approval ratings and expedite the federal disability benefit process for vulnerable people. A SOAR outreach worker is available to visit homeless individuals living in shelters and on the streets to provide application assistance to help obtain income and health insurance. For more information, to refer an eligible individual, or to schedule a SOAR training for your organization, contact Margaret Flanagan, SOAR Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-703-1347.
For more information on these and other HCH initiatives, contact 410-837-5533 or email@example.com.