Topic Spotlight: Housing is Health

Homelessness and housing insecurity is broad societal issue that affects every American. Our intent with this spotlight is to raise awareness of the issue and hopefully help our readers better understand the causes and opportunities to address this important issue.

  • Ending homelessness requires bold action

    Ending homelessness requires bold action

    Providence St. Joseph Health's Mike Butler offers his perspective on how to tackle the homelessness problem vexing American cities

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  • Housing is one of the best treatments in medicine

    Housing is one of the best treatments in medicine

    The House of Charity works with Providence in Spokane to provide transitional respite care after hospital treatment, so that people experiencing homelessness have a place to heal.

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  • Our commitment to ending homelessness

    Our commitment to ending homelessness

    Our promise of health for a better world starts with addressing the vexing homelessness and housing insecurity challenge

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  • ‘Moments of joy’ include a safe, caring housing community

    ‘Moments of joy’ include a safe, caring housing community

    Plymouth Housing provides permanent, supportive housing for more than 1,000 adults who have formerly experienced homelessness.

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  • Safeguarding a stronger future for Victor Valley

    Safeguarding a stronger future for Victor Valley

    High Desert Homeless Services, a Sustainability Initiative grantee, is the only nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services to people experiencing homelessness in Victor Valley.

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  • Connecting patients to housing and other services

    Connecting patients to housing and other services

    Providence Health & Services’ Community Resource Desks provide free and confidential services such as housing resources, help with finding nearby food pantries and employment assistance.

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  • A place to heal and get help with basic life needs

    A place to heal and get help with basic life needs

    The Poverello Center provides short-term emergency shelter, food, and supportive services to community members living in poverty, with a special focus on those experiencing homelessness.

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  • Building bridges and connecting Fullerton’s homeless to essential resources

    Building bridges and connecting Fullerton’s homeless to essential resources

    After evaluating best practices from around the country, St. Jude launched the Community Care Navigator Program as a direct response to the needs of the community’s most vulnerable.

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  • A new approach to serving Olympia’s homeless

    A new approach to serving Olympia’s homeless

    PCCC is a central hub for people who lack a stable home to request housing and hygiene services, primary care, mental health services and substance use treatment.

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  • "I did a lot of healing here."

    "I did a lot of healing here."

    The Providence Supportive Housing Program provides permanent, affordable and safe housing for more than 950 seniors and people with disabilities who have very low incomes.

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  • "This is my own sanctuary."

    "This is my own sanctuary."

    The Providence Supportive Housing Program provides permanent, affordable and safe housing for more than 950 seniors and people with disabilities who have very low incomes.

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  • "Family is the most important thing."

    "Family is the most important thing."

    The Providence Supportive Housing Program provides permanent, affordable and safe housing for more than 950 seniors and people with disabilities who have very low incomes.

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  • Living in a tent city with diabetes

    Living in a tent city with diabetes

    The Providence Supportive Housing Program provides permanent, affordable and safe housing for more than 950 seniors and people with disabilities who have very low incomes.

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  • "There is a lot of love."

    "There is a lot of love."

    The Providence Supportive Housing Program provides permanent, affordable and safe housing for more than 950 seniors and people with disabilities who have very low incomes.

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  • Building health and community yields huge benefits for Lubbock’s homeless

    Building health and community yields huge benefits for Lubbock’s homeless

    Open Door in Lubbock, Texas is a place where people can find a network of support, including a church and supportive housing.

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  • A caring network with remarkable impact

    A caring network with remarkable impact

    Using a continuum of care model, the CARE Network provides a range of care management services in Napa County, California.

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  • Catholic Social Services housing program offers a fresh start

    Catholic Social Services housing program offers a fresh start

    Homeless Family Services in Anchorage, Alaska

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  • Investing in safe, secure housing: Robin’s story

    Investing in safe, secure housing: Robin’s story

    Seattle-based Plymouth Housing provides permanent, supportive housing to people who have experienced homelessness.

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  • Homelessness: Our $15 million investment in affordable housing for the poor and vulnerable

    Homelessness: Our $15 million investment in affordable housing for the poor and vulnerable

    This gift will go toward the development of three apartment complexes for low-income seniors and veterans including Seattle’s first affordable high rise in 50 years.

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  • Housing as a bridge to better mental health

    Housing as a bridge to better mental health

    A look at the power of home and community, and the "housing first" response to homelessness.

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