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.

  • Washington - Space and grace to recover in Snohomish County

    Washington - Space and grace to recover in Snohomish County

    Those who experience homelessness often struggle to get basic human needs met, such as food and shelter. After being treated for an injury or illness, that struggle is even harder.

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  • Hundreds to be served in bold proposal to slash chronic homelessness by 20 percent

    Hundreds to be served in bold proposal to slash chronic homelessness by 20 percent

    Hundreds to be served in bold proposal to slash chronic homelessness by 20 percent in Catholic Charities, Archdiocese and Providence collaboration

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  • 10 Health Care Trends To Watch In 2020

    10 Health Care Trends To Watch In 2020

    With 2020 shaping up to be another big year for health care, executives at Providence, one of the largest health systems in the country, today released their annual New Year’s predictions.

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  • 2018 Community Benefit Report: Providence funding helps case managers connect with clients

    2018 Community Benefit Report: Providence funding helps case managers connect with clients

    Providence Health & Services Alaska funding helps case managers connect with clients

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  • Texas - “I’m safe.” Hospice patient grateful for Open Door housing, services

    Texas - “I’m safe.” Hospice patient grateful for Open Door housing, services

    Now, on the days when he's not feeling well enough to visit with friends, he appreciates the visits he gets at home. Most important to John is the ability to close and lock his own doors.

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  • Dear Santa: A Christmas wish of health for all from Providence

    Dear Santa: A Christmas wish of health for all from Providence

    Sister Susanne Hartung requests Santa's help in serving the communities of Providence Health & Services.

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  • Washington - Making a home away from home

    Washington - Making a home away from home

    At her Belltown building, Patsy is grateful for her studio apartment, a community garden and on-site care when she needs it.

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  • 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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  • Oregon - Shelter is more than just a roof

    Oregon - Shelter is more than just a roof

    Central City Concern is a longtime partner of Providence in Oregon with an extensive history of developing innovative and outcome-based strategies to help those in need.

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  • Washington - Housing is one of the best treatments in medicine

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

    Washington - ‘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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  • California - Safeguarding a stronger future for Victor Valley

    California - 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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  • Oregon - Connecting patients to housing and other services

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

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

    California - 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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  • Washington - A new approach to serving Olympia’s homeless

    Washington - 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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  • Oregon - "I did a lot of healing here."

    Oregon - "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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  • Washington - "This is my own sanctuary."

    Washington - "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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  • Oregon - "Family is the most important thing."

    Oregon - "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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