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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 Amanda Harris 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 FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of individuals receiving primary care services through Healthcare 4 the Homeless (Mobile Med) 172112100110115
Number of hospital transfers from year-round shelters (based on 911 emergency calls) 2372N/A360355350
1  This measure tracks new patients served.
2  Shelter locations have increased and shifted, in part due to COVID-19, requiring a re-baselining of this measure. This measure will resume reporting in FY21.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved11195804.00
Add: One Nurse to be a Psychiatric Discharge Planner to Help Homeless Residents Return to the Community from a Hospital or Other Medical Facility750001.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.175950.00
FY22 Approved12121755.00