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.

  • Changing my perception of homelessness

    Changing my perception of homelessness

    Providence's Glenda Fossum-Smith shares how one experience changed her view of the homelessness pandemic.

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  • Melvin's story of hope

    Melvin's story of hope

    How Providence and the Better Outcomes Thru Bridges program helped Melvin Williams on his path to better wellbeing.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Giving a Voice to the Vulnerable

    Giving a Voice to the Vulnerable

    Medicaid provides

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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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