Category: Health

Using a Scattered Site Housing First Model to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Written by guest blogger, Christine Simiriglia, President and CEO of Pathways to Housing PA. People are dying at an alarming rate. Across the nation, the opioid crisis has communities working overtime in search of solutions. Philadelphia is feeling the effects particularly hard. The city’s Kensington neighborhood remains “ground zero” for some of the purest, cheapest […]

Homeless Person’s Memorial Day is a Call to Action

On the longest night of the year, we remember friends, family members, and neighbors who passed away this year without a home. We remember their smiles and their stories. We recognize their pain and isolation. We remember the fear, discomfort, and the risk of violence that comes with homelessness. As we grieve those we have […]

Not Out of the Woods Yet: State Waivers Threaten Medicaid Expansion

This blog is written in collaboration with Families USA. One of the most important provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the expansion of health coverage to low-income individuals and families through Medicaid. The ACA extends Medicaid eligibility to childless adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level. This helps […]

Celebrating Innovation and Excellence

Last week, the National Alliance to End Homelessness proudly presented its 2017 Innovation and Excellence Awards to three deserving honorees at the Alliance’s annual Awards Ceremony. Service providers, dedicated sponsors, elected officials, and others gathered together at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the unique achievements of the awardees. […]

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