Everyone Benefits When We Support the Most Vulnerable Among Us

H4H Programs

Emergency Shelter and Wrap Around Services for Older Adults: We are in the midst of a humanitarian crisis happening right on our doorsteps. Unhoused individuals, many who are seniors or who are suffering from life threatening conditions, are being discharged from hospitals to the streets with no one to turn to and nowhere to go! Housing 4 the Homeless (H4H) has developed an Emergency Shelter and Supportive Services Program to meet this need and we’re looking for community support to provide shelter and life saving resources.

Nurse Led Street Medic After Hours Outreach Team: We provide triage and stabilizing care to medically fragile unhoused individuals who have oftentimes been recently released from area hospitals unable to fend for themselves. This includes wound cleansing, vital signs, prescription retrieval, replacing feces and urine soiled clothing, food, water, and for some a return to the emergency department with an advocate to help them communicate their needs. When a space is available some are offered enrollment in our Emergency Shelter for medically fragile older adults. For those who have a case manager, we do our best to alert their case manager about the encounter and provide information about where they can find them. Often when a person goes to the Emergency Room their case manager loses track of them, sometimes causing them to lose access to housing. The person can become trapped in an area that they are not familiar with, with no way to continue to receive services. We do our best to help reconnect people to their support team.

Family Reunification: Help us to continue to provide transportation out of San Diego to unsheltered neighbors who do have friends or family willing to help them once they arrive but can’t afford to send them a ticket home. First we contact someone on the receiving end to make sure they have a place to go, provide a bus ticket, snack food for the road, and if they don’t have any money $20/day for food. The average cost is around $350 per person.