Homeless Health Initiative News and Updates

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Thank You for Your Generosity to HHI

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The Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia appreciates the generosity of individuals, groups and organizations that donate goods and supplies to families that reside in our partner shelters in and around Philadelphia. 

Building a Partnership

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In the United States alone, 37.2 million people live below the poverty level, 580,000 individuals are homeless on a typical night, 44 million individuals are at risk of experiencing hunger, and one in six children live in poverty.

Support Helps a Mother Help Her Son

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"S" is a rambunctious and adorable 18-month-old boy who has lived at HomeFront with his mother for the last eight months.

Celebrating National Volunteer Appreciation Week

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What do a NICU nurse, adolescent medicine doctor, occupational therapy student, surgical coordinator, clinical research assistant, art teacher, dentist, university student, human resources coordinator, enterprise improvement adviser, CHOP Foundation associate director and pediatric resident have in common? 

Family Health Fair Provides Resources, Fun for Local Families

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The Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) participated in the fall Creekside Family Fun, Health and Safety Day event in Bensalem, Bucks County, on Sept. 18, 2021. The event aimed to provide resources to residents of the Creekside Apartments and the surrounding community.

Reflections on the Salvation Army Event from HHI Student Interns

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The Homeless Health Initiative held a Meet and Greet at the Salvation Army in Pottstown to mark National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week and share information with families and their children. Three HHI interns participated and share their thoughts on the day.

A Fresh View, a New Perspective

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Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) and Youth Services Inc. (YSI) combined their energies to better support local teens, including a unique farm day trip.

CHOP Cleans up Philadelphia and Montco Streets

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Photo of team cleaning streets

This summer, CHOP partnered with Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) and Keep Norristown Beautiful (KNB) to host simultaneous street clean-ups in Philadelphia and Montgomery County.