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Why I Love Social Work

I help people who are often at the lowest points in their lives. They may be dealing with illness, depression, homelessness, substance abuse, unemployment, loss, trauma or a host of other hardships. Seeing people struggle can be difficult, and when my friends and family see the emotional toll it can sometimes have on me, along […]

NHF Pico-Union Recuperative Care Facility in Los Angeles, CA

Recuperative Care Client Trades Sleeping on Bus Benches for New Senior Living Community

For nearly three months, Barbara Buchanan shuffled from room to room at National Health Foundation’s recuperative care center, tapping her cane on the hardwood floors as she paced, eager to begin her new life—far away from the streets she knew so well. Sometimes waiting was the hardest part. She wasn’t much for small talk. But […]

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L.A. Care Kicks Off Recuperative Care Pilot with NHF to Lease Beds

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 […]

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Mayor Garcetti Celebrates Opening of New Recuperative Care Center for LA’s Homeless

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Hilda Solis, Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo, California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago and other community leaders joined hundreds of residents at a unique celebratory “block party” announcing the grand opening of a new 62-bed recuperative care homeless facility in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles. Developed by National Health […]

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NHF Partners with Fitness Kitchen LA to Bring Healthy Food to LA’s Homeless

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. […]

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Shelter Design Can Help People Recover from Homelessness

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 […]