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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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. Learn how you can get involved.

Our Team

Through the Homeless Health Initiative, dedicated volunteers — including doctors, nurses, dentists, social workers and students — provide families experiencing homelessness with important healthcare services, including primary care and specialty care.