“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 […]
In its quest to improve the health of under-served communities and boost nutrition for those without homes recovering from illness, National Health Foundation (NHF) is teaming up with healthy meal delivery subscription service Fitness Kitchen LA to provide food at two of NHF’s recuperative care facilities, including its soon-to-be-opened Pico-Union location in downtown Los Angeles. […]
Some 544,000 people in the United States have no shelter every night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Homeless families make up over one-third of this total. Beyond exposing them to weather, crime and unsanitary conditions, homelessness can also damage people’s self-esteem, making them feel helpless or hopeless. Being homeless is […]
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.
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, […]
On March 31st, National Health Foundation closed the books on its 44th fiscal year. It was a fantastic, invigorating and informative year, and one that pushed the boundaries of our refreshed mission: To improve the health of individuals and under-resourced communities by taking action on the social determinants of health. In early 2016, after reflecting […]