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.

  • The hidden crisis of veterans without a home

    The hidden crisis of veterans without a home

    It’s time to shine a spotlight on the hidden crisis of veterans experiencing homelessness.

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  • Addressing food insecurity: A California perspective

    Addressing food insecurity: A California perspective

    Community health experts talk about the growing risk of food insecurity in California's High Desert region. Watch now.

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  • Neighbors help neighbors at He Will Provide Food Pantry

    Neighbors help neighbors at He Will Provide Food Pantry

    The small nonprofit opened in 2006 to help feed those who otherwise would go hungry.

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  • Kodiak Women’s Resource & Crisis Center goes the distance

    Kodiak Women’s Resource & Crisis Center goes the distance

    The Kodiak Women’s Resource & Crisis Center started in 1978 with humble beginnings, after a few concerned residents saw a need to help.

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  • Dr. Medows on the societal impact of COVID-19

    Dr. Medows on the societal impact of COVID-19

    Rhonda Medows, M.D. takes on racial disparities in health, systemic racism and the importance of housing in this video interview.

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  • The Future of Health: An interview with Providence’s Mike Butler

    The Future of Health: An interview with Providence’s Mike Butler

    Providence's President Mike Butler discusses priorities for bringing the organization's vision for the future of health to life. Learn more.

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  • A refuge for the homeless in eastern Washington

    A refuge for the homeless in eastern Washington

    Hope House provides 36 emergency shelter beds each night to women experiencing homelessness no matter their situation or lifestyle.

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  • South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness

    South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness

    Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in San Pedro and Torrance partnered with competing hospitals across the South Bay to coordinate care for patients who are homeless.

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  • Serving The Poor and Vulnerable Through Community-Based Care Management

    Serving The Poor and Vulnerable Through Community-Based Care Management

    CARE Network added a specialized team to meet the needs of patients with mental health conditions.

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  • Housing Is Health: Partnering to Provide Safe, Secure and Permanent Housing

    Housing Is Health: Partnering to Provide Safe, Secure and Permanent Housing

    To better care for patients’ overall health, Providence clinics now screen for housing insecurity.

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  • Homeless Man Learns to Manage Congestive Heart Failure Through Providence

    Homeless Man Learns to Manage Congestive Heart Failure Through Providence

    Using the principles of trauma-informed care, she spoke with him about what mattered most to him instead.

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  • St. Patrick Hospital Invests Into Missoula Families Experiencing Homelessness

    St. Patrick Hospital Invests Into Missoula Families Experiencing Homelessness

    St. Patrick Hospital partnered with Missoula Interfaith Collaborative in its work to shelter families.

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  • PSJH joins Pearl Jam to end homelessness

    PSJH joins Pearl Jam to end homelessness

    Providence teams with Pearl Jam in an effort to end homelessness. Learn more.

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  • PAMC Food Prep program for Brother Francis and Covenant House

    PAMC Food Prep program for Brother Francis and Covenant House

    At the end of each lunch shift, the cafeteria at Providence Alaska Medical Center often has food that hasn’t sold. Fortunately, the hospital does not let that good food go to waste.

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  • New Life Development Transitional Housing

    New Life Development Transitional Housing

    New Life believes everyone has the capacity to change. So does Providence Health & Services Alaska, whose mission is to serve the poor and vulnerable.

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  • 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.” Lubbock's hospice patient grateful for Open Door housing, services

    Texas - “I’m safe.” Lubbock's 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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