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Cooperative Health Care for the Homeless Network

Cooperative Health Care for the Homeless Network

According to the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, there are approximately 66,436 individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Los Angeles County. For people who live on the streets, in cars, and emergency shelters, homelessness takes its toll—not only on the physical body but on the human spirit as well.
 
NEVHC believes that all residents, even those without a permanent address, have the right to quality healthcare. Therefore, as the lead agency of the Cooperative Health Care for the Homeless Network (CHCHN), we are proud to collaborate and supplement the funding of a group of 12 compassionate and dedicated service providers who serve homeless residents throughout Los Angeles County. The Network provides approximately 22,000 homeless men, women and children with primary health care each year. Services include preventive care, treatment of acute and chronic health conditions, dental care, case management, behavioral health care, alcohol/substance abuse treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), referrals for needed social services and specialty care, outreach, as well as health insurance enrollment assistance. No one is turned away due to their inability to pay.

In operation since 1987, the Network was originally funded as one of 19 demonstration projects privately funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts with a focus on primary medical care and case management. In 1988, Title VI of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act created the Homeless Health Care (HCH) program under Section 340 of the Public Health Service Act. The McKinney Act also provided funding for programs such as emergency food/shelter, transitional/ long-term housing, mental health services, and education/job training. In 1993, supported by the Bureau of Primary Health Care, under Section 330(h) of the Public Health Service Act (with Community and Migrant Health Centers), the Bureau of Primary Health Care funded 10 Homeless Health Care (HCH) outreach projects for homeless children and their families. In 1996, the Health Center Consolidation Act put HCH programs under Section 330(h) of the PHS Act (with Community and Migrant Health Centers).

Los Angeles County is composed of eight (8) health service planning areas (SPAs) and NEVHC has CHCHN service providers serving homeless residents in all eight of these SPAs. 

For more information, please contact Jennifer Graschel, Administrator, NEVHC Cooperative Health Care for the Homeless Network, (818) 898-1388 Ext. 41609 or feel free to contact one of our following Network members directly.

Cooperative Health Care for the Homeless Network Agencies

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES

Homeless Adolescent & Young Adult Wellness Center
Lisa De Gyarfas, Director
5000 Sunset Boulevard, 4th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 361-3903

JWCH INSTITUTE, INC. -AV Region

Alvaro Ballesteros, CEO

45104 10th Street WestLancaster, CA 93534

Phone: (323) 201-4516

ABallesteros@jwchinstiute.org

CLÍNICA MSR. OSCAR A. ROMERO

Carlos Vaquero, Executive Director

2032 Marengo StreetLos Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: (323) 987-2745

CVaquero@clinicaromero.com

NORTHEAST VALLEY HEALTH CORPORATION

Transitions to Wellness North Hollywood and Van Nuys

Kathy Proctor, Clinic Administrator

North Hollywood: 7843 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91605

Phone: (818) 826-5555

Van Nuys: 6551 Van Nuys Boulevard, 2nd floor Van Nuys, CA91401

Phone: (818) 765-8656

KathyProctor@nevhc.org

COMMUNITY HEALTH ALLIANCE
OF PASADENA

Margaret B. Martinez, CEO

1855 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 200 Pasadena, CA91103

Phone : (626) 398-6300

MMartinez@chapcare.org

SABAN COMMUNITY CLINIC

Muriel Nouwezem, CEO

8450 Beverly BoulevardLos Angeles, CA90048

Phone: (323) 330-1660

Mnouwezem@sabancommunityclinic.org

EISNER HEALTH

Warren Brodine, CEO

1530 S. Olive Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: (213) 7175542

WBrodine@eisnerhealth.org

THE CHILDREN’S CLINIC

Jina Lee Lawler, COO

701 East 28th Street, Suite 200Long Beach, CA90806

Phone: (562) 933-0506

JLawler@thechildrensclinic.org

JWCH INSTITUTE, INC.

Alvaro Ballesteros, CEO

5650 Jillson StreetCommerce, CA 90040-1482

Phone: (323) 201-4516

ABallesteros@jwchinstitute.org

USC SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Roseann Mulligan, DDS

1149 South Hill Street, Suite H550 Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: (213) 740-1523

mulligan@usc.edu

VENICE FAMILY CLINIC

Elizabeth Benson-Forer, CEO

604 Rose AvenueVenice, CA 90291

Phone: (310) 392-8630

EForer@mednet.ucla.edu

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