Homeless Health Initiative

Resources for Families

baby smilingCHOP's Homeless Health Initiative serves as a bridge to care for many homeless families and families in transition in the Greater Philadelphia region. 

We can help families and individuals connect with area shelters, receive the benefit of medical, educational and enrichment programs at the shelter, and learn the skills to help care for their families.

Learn more about the Homeless Health Initiative:

National and local resources 

Philadelphia 24-hour domestic violence hotline 

The Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline (1-866-723-3014) is a free 24-hour resource for individuals with questions or concerns about domestic violence. Counselors trained in domestic violence provide anonymous and confidential support, including crisis counseling, safety planning, referrals to appropriate community resources, and admission to Women Against Abuse's emergency shelter. Women Against Abuse leads operations for the hotline, which is also run by Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Lutheran Settlement House, and Women in Transition.

The National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, mission-driven organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops policy solutions, leading to stronger programs and policies that help homeless individuals and families make positive changes in their lives.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

The mission of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is to help bring about reform of the healthcare system to best serve the needs of people who are homeless, to work in alliance with others whose broader purpose is to eliminate homelessness and to provide support to Council members.

Blueprint to End Homelessness

The Blueprint to End Homelessness is a Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition public policy initiative that brings together community leaders to implement policies and programs dedicated to eradicating homelessness.

National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national grassroots association that connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers and service providers to ensure school enrollment and attendance, and overall success for children and youth whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent and adequate housing.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 175,000 houses, providing shelter for nearly 900,000 people worldwide.

Habitat for Humanity - Philadelphia

Habitat Philadelphia is an independently chartered affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International dedicated to rebuilding communities and lives in Philadelphia.


Reviewed by: Karen Hudson, MSW, LSW
Date: May 2013

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