As the Los Angeles homelessness crisis news begins to sink in, we must come to terms with some pretty daunting numbers. A 12% rise in homelessness. Nearly 59,000 are without shelter. People are losing their homes faster than we can house them. Within these larger numbers are communities such as our LGBTQ and gender expansive […]
Like all of our neighbors, we are deeply concerned by the recent report that more of our neighbors are homeless than ever before. We appreciate the efforts of the many volunteers who took the time to get an accurate count and the results point to the fact that much more work needs to be done. […]
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week and no better time to make someone’s day than today! Paying a little kindness forward can make us all feel better. Especially […]
L.A. Care Health Plan has kicked off a new pilot, leasing 16 beds at National Health Foundation’s (NHF) new Pico-Union Recuperative Care facility. Recuperative care programs provide immediate housing, on-site medical supervision, case management and supportive social services for patients experiencing homelessness who are transitioning out of an acute-care hospital. With the explosion of homelessness […]
National Health Foundation has been awarded an $829,920 grant from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the lead agency in the U.S. Housing and Urban Development-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, to help its efforts to provide more emergency shelter – also known as […]
Solomon Banks shares his joy of hearing a sound he hasn’t heard for more than three years: The jangle of keys in his pocket. “It has been so long since I have had a place to call my own,” he said. After a recent hospital stay, Banks was discharged to National Health Foundation Recuperative Care. […]
Setting a new standard for those experiencing homelessness who need a safe place to heal once discharged from a hospital, National Health Foundation—joined by local housing and health officials—officially broke ground today on a new recuperative care renovation project in the Pico-Union neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles.
Just over a year ago, National Health Foundation entered a partnership with California State University, Dominguez Hills, where select students in the Master of Social Work program would be offered an internship at one of the recuperative care facilities it operates. For NHF clients and staff, the relationship has had a profound impact.
Cedric had been without a home for several months and his health had deteriorated to the point where he needed surgery and an extended recovery in the hospital. Determined to provide him with a safe discharge option, one of National Health Foundation’s (NHF) Pathway Recuperative Care’s partner hospitals referred him the recuperative care program so […]
National Health Foundation’s Recuperative Care facility in Ventura County hit the ground running. Since the July 10, 2017 grand opening of this new we facility, we have been able to provide respite care services to more than 50 individuals. Of course, we could not have served the community without the help of the many local, […]