Homeless Health Initiative Annual Report

In 1988, the Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) began to meet the healthcare needs of children residing in nearby shelters. See how HHI is adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic in HHI's 2021 Annual Report.

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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.

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.

Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Thomas

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Emily Thomas

The Homeless Health Initiative at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia interviewed volunteer occupational therapist Emily Thomas, MS, OYR/L, who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of children living in shelter during the pandemic.