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Providence Saint John’s Homeless Navigation Program

Providence Saint John’s Homeless Navigation Program

For the most part, hospitals are the only place homeless people can receive medical care. As California’s homeless population continues to grow — now more than 134,000 people — hospitals are committed to doing even more to care for homeless patients by creating collaborative partnerships within their communities.

Through the collaborative work of emergency department physicians, case workers and community partners, the Providence Saint John’s Homeless Navigation Program connects patients to community resources, freeing up the emergency department for acute care needs and helping homeless patients get on the path to stable, secure housing and improved well-being. The photo feature story A Home for Herve, by Our Health California, showcases one individual’s journey through the program.

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