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.

Most Recent Articles

Drive-by Greetings and Supplies

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Family with CHOP sign and decorated van

Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) volunteers, CHOP employees and more hoped to bring a ray of sunshine during a dark and depressing time for families living in shelters.

From Itchy to Grateful

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One of many stories of how HHI has worked together with an incredible team of people to lift and support a family in need.

Geneva Burney Maxwell Award Winner

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Congratulations to Antoinette Edwards, the 2018 winner of the Geneva Burney Maxwell Memorial Service Award.

Family Fun and Fitness Day Marks Sixth Year

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Young girls at Family Fun day

Volunteers provided families with educational materials and a chance to learn about infant CPR and services provided by CHOP. Children participated in and games and crafts.

Breastfeeding-friendly Shelter Initiative

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The Breastfeeding-friendly Shelters Initiative faced challenges from federal and local policy changes in 2018. LEND fellows contributed to efforts supporting the initiative.

Jane Addams Place Shelter Moves from West Philly

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Jane Addams Place group photo with kids

Lutheran Settlement House Jane Addams Place relocated to a larger building in North Philadelphia that is more structurally sound and offers the ability to house more families.