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Cooperative Health Care for the Homeless Network

According to the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, there are approximately 58,936 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 our following Network members directly.

 

SERVICES INCLUDED:       

  • Medical care for preventive; acute and chronic health care issues
  • Dental care
  • Alcohol/Substance abuse programs
  • Behavioral health
  • Case management
  • Health education
  • Outreach

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  •   Fax: (323) 913-3614
LDegyarfas@chla.usc.edu

CLÍNICA MSR. OSCAR A. ROMERO
Carlos Vaquero, Executive Director
2032 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (323) 987-2745 • Fax: (323) 987-1400
CVaquero@clinicaromero.com

COMMUNITY HEALTH ALLIANCE OF PASADENA
Margaret B. Martinez, Executive Director
1855 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA  91103
Phone : (626) 398-6300  •  Fax: (626) 398-5948
MMartinez@chapcare.org

EAST VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Alicia Mardini, CEO
420 South Glendora Avenue
West Covina, CA  91790
Phone: (626) 919-5724 • Fax: (626) 919-6972
AMardini@evchc.org

HOMELESS HEALTH CARE LOS ANGELES
Mark Casanova, Executive Director
2330 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90057
Phone: (213) 744-0724 • Fax: (213) 748-2432
MCasanova@hhcla.org

JWCH INSTITUTE, INC.
Alvaro Ballesteros, CEO
5650 Jillson Street
Commerce, CA 90040-1482
Phone: (323) 201-4516    Fax:  (323) 215-0170
ABallesteros@jwchinstitute.org

 

JWCH INSTITUTE, INC. – AV Region
Alvaro Ballesteros, CEO
45104 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (323) 201-4516 • Fax: (661) 902-6839
ABallesteros@jwchinstitute.org

NORTHEAST VALLEY HEALTH CORPORATION
Transitions to Wellness
Kathy Proctor, Clinic Administrator
6551 Van Nuys Boulevard, 2nd floor
Van Nuys, CA  91401
Phone: (818) 765-8656 • Fax: (818) 765-4548
KathyProctor@nevhc.org

SABAN COMMUNITY CLINIC
Muriel Nouwezem, CEO
8450 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90048
Phone: (323) 330-1660 • Fax: (323) 651-5026
Mnouwezem@sabancommunityclinic.org

THE CHILDREN’S CLINIC
Jina Lee Lawler, COO
701 East 28th Street, Suite 200
Long Beach, CA  90806
Phone: (562) 933-0506 •  Fax:  (562) 933-0415
JLawler@thechildrensclinic.org

USC SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
Niel S. Nathason, Administrator
545 South San Pedro Street, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 740-1523 • Fax: (213) 740-8663
Nathason@usc.edu

VENICE FAMILY CLINIC
Elizabeth Forer, CEO
604 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 392-8630 • Fax: (310) 392-6642
EForer@mednet.ucla.edu

 

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