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The Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) provides health care services for people experiencing homelessness in King County and provides leadership to help change the conditions that deprive our neighbors of home and health.

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Funding opportunity for homeless health services – opening March 16
Agencies providing health services to homeless individuals can apply to partner with Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) through a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) available 3/16/17 at www.kingcounty.gov/health/rfp. HCHN partners provide medical/nursing, outreach, case management, mental health, and substance use disorder to the single adult, family, and youth/young adult homeless populations throughout King County. Please share this information with partners serving homeless individuals, and your networks of agencies who may be interested in applying.

Interested agencies can attend regional information sessions.  The first hour will be a bidders' conference, and cover the actual RFQ and process.  The second hour of the sessions will be conducted by technical assistance provider, Cedar River Group, on no cost application support available to interested agencies.  The TA portion of the session will provide an overview of the support available, including review of the RFQ for fit with agency services, application review and support prior to submission.

The RFQ closes April 21, 2017. Agency funding will start in January 2018, and be renewable for calendar years 2019 and 2020. Subscribe your email address to get notices for this and other Public Health funding opportunities.

Homelessness inevitably causes serious health problems. Illnesses that are closely associated with poverty - tuberculosis, AIDS, malnutrition, severe dental problems - devastate the homeless population. Health problems that exist quietly at other income levels - alcoholism, mental illnesses, diabetes, hypertension, physical disabilities - are prominent on the streets. Human beings without shelter fall prey to parasites, frostbite, infections and violence.

~ National Health Care for the Homeless Council