Care for the Homeless Opposes Proposed Rule Limiting Health Care Access for Immigrants | Comments and Information

Comments from CFH Staff1. Jeff Foreman, CFH Director of Policy and Advocacy:  

I oppose the draft new Public Charge rule as bad policy and contrary to our American values. 

It will be a calamitous health policy.  The published draft rule analysis notes on page 157 of the proposed rule: “Disenrollment or foregoing enrollment in public benefits programs by aliens otherwise eligible for these programs could lead to: 

- Worse health outcomes, including increased prevalence of obesity and malnutrition, especially for pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants or children, and reduced prescription adherence; 
- Increased use of emergency rooms and emergent care as a method of primary health care due to delayed treatment; 
- Increased prevalence of communicable diseases, including among members of the U.S. citizen population who are not vaccinated; 
- Increases in uncompensated care in which a treatment or service is not paid for by an insurer or patient; and 
- Reduced productivity and educational a…

Winter is Coming!

Help us keep homeless New Yorkers healthy and warm this winter!
Every year, winter in New York City can reach below freezing temperatures with strong winds and snow, and no one should face an icy winter without proper clothing. A hat and scarf can go a long way to help a person's well-being. As the weather grows colder, CFH runs an annual Winter Accessories Drive to help keep homeless New Yorkers warm. This year's drive will be held fromNovember 1 to January 31, 2019.

List of Supplies Needed*: HatsGlovesScarvesSocks (Please, new socks only)*Sorry, we are unable to accept coats. We can only accept new or clean/laundered items.

Drop-off Location: Care For the Homeless Headquarters
30 E 33rd Street, Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10016
If you are unable to send winter accessories there's a ton of other ways you can help!

1. You may make an online donation here. Simply visit our donations page and select "other" in the "Please allocate my donation to:" drop-down to apply…

“House Our Future NY” Plan Can Help End Homelessness in NYC

Care For the Homeless, along with 56 partner organizations including the leadership of Coalition for the Homeless, is advocating for the “House our Future NY” campaign asking Mayor Bill de Blasio to make available 30,000 new units of affordable housing for homeless New Yorkers by 2026, with 24,000 of these units to be created through new construction. In 2014, Mayor De Blasio announced his Housing New York 10-year affordable housing plan aimed at creating 200,000 units of affordable housing. In 2017, he announced the Housing New York Plan 2.0, which increased the number of affordable homes from 200,000 to 300,000. This is in the midst of an ever-increasing homeless population fueled by rising rents in NYC, stagnant wages and the unavailability of affordable homeless to extremely low income New Yorkers. Currently there are 58,773 people in the City’s Department of Homeless Services’ shelter system, 21,639 of which are children. In fiscal year 2017, 129,803 unique individuals spent time…

Citadel Healthy Village '18

On September 10, Care For the Homeless (CFH) hosted a health and wellness fair at Citadel Health Center in partnership with the Salvation Army Jamaica Citadel.The health fair, also known as, “Healthy Village” welcomed nearly 60 individuals, 63% of which were first time visitors of the health center.
Healthy Village offered a range of  giveaways and children’s activities. Free screenings and services were also available at the fair including eye, hearing, and blood pressure screenings, flu shots, and pneumonia shots for patients 65 and older. There were information tables covering topics including healthy homes provided by C&T Homecare, Medicaid and Medicare information provided by United Healthcare, and volunteer support provided by WellCare. And the vision screenings were made possible in part by partnership support from the Lion’s Club International and the SUNY College of Optometry; and grant support from The Hyde and Watson Foundation.
“Care For the Homeless connects members of …

Leonard's Story

Before visiting the Health Center at Susan's Place (SP), Leonard found out he was ill with colon cancer. At SP, Leonard met Joy, who guided him on his journey to a healthier and happier self.

Be sure not to miss our 6th Annual Health Empowered Beauty Fashion Show and Benefit! Proceeds will go to help Leonard and many like him. Seats are filling fast, be sure to secure yours here:!