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Program Description

  Healthcare for the Homeless

Healthcare for the Homeless provides medical and dental services to individuals experiencing homelessness in emergency shelters, street outreach, and transitional housing. Medical services are also provided to individuals and families served in permanent supportive housing programs. Healthcare for the Homeless is committed to reducing the health disparities for people experiencing homelessness by providing low barrier access to services and reducing re-admissions to hospitals.

Program Contacts

Contact Christine Hong of the HHS - Services to End and Prevent Homelessness at 240.777.1179 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of individuals receiving primary care services through Healthcare 4 the Homeless (Key Collaborative Medicine) 1202403463486510
Number of hospital transfers from year-round shelters (based on 911 emergency calls) 2395689586557529
1  In FY23, the program saw an increase in the number of homeless individuals, most of whom have significant medical and psychiatric conditions. There has also been an increase in the number of uninsured clients with chronic issues and terminal illnesses that require specialists.
2  The increase in the number of clients in FY23 brought a greater number of individuals with psychiatric conditions and an increased number of emergency petitions. There has been an increase in overdoses. The program anticipates that numbers will decrease as it places greater focus on education and training on emergency services and works closely with shelter staff to utilize primary care on site more efficiently.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved20590765.00
Replace: Psychiatric Services in Shelters Previously Funded by Grant3000250.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.2041000.00
FY25 Recommended25632015.00