Homeless Health Initiative
If you’re seeking emergency housing, contact Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services for help. During the day, families can also call 215-686-7150. After hours (nights, holidays, weekends), call 215-787-2887.
CHOP's Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) provides free health services to families living in local emergency housing shelters. Dedicated volunteers from the HHI offer high-quality medical and dental care, health education, and more to shelter residents in the Philadelphia area.
To ensure the safety and well-being of families and staff in shelters, and also our medical volunteers and team, the HHI team is working remotely until further notice. This means that our on-site shelter programming is currently on hold, but there are still opportunities to support families experiencing homelessness at this time.
Homeless Health Initiative relies on the commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers to keep our community programs running. Whether it’s volunteering your time at a shelter to help run art classes or physical recreation activities for kids, or health and wellness programs for parents, or organizing a donation drive, we encourage all members of the community to get involved however you can. Explore some of our volunteer opportunities by topic below, or find more ways to get involved.