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Transitions to Wellness (Homeless Health Care)

Transitions to Wellness

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[su_expand more_icon=”icon: plus” less_icon=”icon: minus”]An estimated 96,169 people in Los Angeles County experience homelessness during the course of a year*.  In fact, there are approximately 48,053 homeless individuals throughout Los Angeles County on any given day**.  For people who live on the streets, in cars, and emergency shelters, homelessness takes its toll—not only on the human spirit but also on the physical body as well.  Even when people do not have a secure or steady place to live, they still need to have a medical home.

Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC) serves as the lead agency in managing one of the country’s largest Health Care for the Homeless grants for the Cooperative Health Care for the Homeless Network (CHCHN).  Over the past twenty years, the CHCHN has worked with homeless healthcare partners to provide medical care, dental care, case management, behavioral health care services, alcohol/substance abuse treatment and outreach to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay for services.  Network members also participate in UHHP (United Homeless Healthcare Partners), a community of service providers focused on issues surrounding the delivery of healthcare services to homeless residents of Los Angeles County.

The 14 health care agencies that make up the CHCHN provide complete health care services to at least 41% of the LA County homeless population at several sites throughout the county.

To ensure that the CHCHN providers are providing the highest quality care consistent with NEVHC’s mission, a Quality Improvement monitors and evaluates delivery of care across the city.  The following indicators are reviewed:

  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Asthma
  • Behavioral Health
  • Case Management
  • Dental Care
  • Domestic Violence
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Immunizations
  • Reproductive Health

Additionally, performance improvement projects conducted throughout the year assist in improving and maintaining the care that each agency provides to our homeless patients.

All patients, even those without a permanent address, have the right to obtain quality healthcare.  NEVHC is proud to collaborate with a group of compassionate and dedicated service providers in this effort.

For more information, call NEVHC’s CHCHN at 818-898-1388 x41635.

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Health Care for the Homeless Network

CENTRAL CITY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
5970 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 234-3280
www.centralcityhealth.org

Contact: Dulce Medina, Director of Prevention & Community Outreach Program
Email:  dmedina@centralcityhealth.org
Phone: (714) 644-8016

 

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES – Homeless Adolescent and Young Adult Wellness Center (HAWC)
5000 W. Sunset Blvd, Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 361-2153

www.chla.org
Contact: Lisa De Gyarfas, Director
Email:  Ldegyarfas@chla.usc.edu
Phone: (323) 361-3903

 

CITY HELP WELLNESS CENTER
2301 Bellevue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 273-7127
www.cityhelp.org

Contact: Carlos Usmany, PA, Program Director
Email:  CarlosUsmany@msn.com
Phone: (213) 273-7128

 

CLINICA MSR. OSCAR A. ROMERO
Alvarado Site
123 S. Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 989-7700

 

Northeast Site
2032 Marengo Street
Los Angeles CA 90033
(213) 989-7700
www.clinicaromero.com

Contact: Ingrid Estrada, Community Relations & Development Director
Email:  IEstrada@clinicaromero.com
Phone: (213) 201-2745

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH ALLIANCE OF PASADENA
1855 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 398-6300
www.chapcare.org

Contact: Margaret B. Martinez, CEO
Email: margaret.martinez@chapcare.org
Phone: (626) 993-1227

 

EAST VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
West Covina Site
420 South Glendora Avenue
West Covina, CA 91790
(626) 919-5724

 

Pomona Site
1555 South Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 620-8088
www.evchc.org

Contact: Lelenia Navarro, Director of Operations
Email:  Inavarro@evchc.org
Phone: (909) 620-8088, x 3407

 

HOMELESS HEALTH CARE LOS ANGELES
2330 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90057
(213) 744-0724
www.hhcla.org

Contact: Amber Roth, Director of Operations & Programs
Email:  aroth@hhcla.org
Phone: (213) 381-0514

 

JWCH INSTITUTE, INC.
Administration
5650 Jillson Street
Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 201-4516

 

JWCH Center for Community Health
522 S. San Pedro
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 622-2639

 

Downtown Women’s Center
442 S. Los Angles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 622-4073
www.jwchinstitute.org

Contact: Jill Rotenberg, Program Director
Email:  jrotenberg@jwchinstitute.org
Phone: (323) 201-4516, x3029

 

Northeast Valley Health Corporation – Transitions to Wellness (Program for the Homeless)
6551 Van Nuys Blvd., 2nd Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 765-8656
www.nevhc.org

Contact: Kathy Proctor, Clinic Administrator
Email:  KathyProctor@nevhc.org
Phone: (818) 765-8656, x50601

 

SABAN COMMUNITY CLINIC (previously The Los Angeles Free Clinic)
Beverly Health Center
8405 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 330-1650

S. Mark Taper Foundation Health Center
6043 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-8632

 

Wallis Annenberg Children and Family Health Center at Hollywood Wilshire Health Center
5205 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
www.sabancommunityclinic.org

Contact: Julie Hudman, Ph.D, CEO
Email:  jhudman@sabancommunityclinic.org
Phone: (323) 330-1660

 

THE CHILDREN’S CLINIC “Serving Children & Their Families”
2790 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
(562) 264-3560
www.thechildrensclinic.org

Contact: Jina Lawler, COO
Email:  JLawler@tcc-care.org
Phone: (562) 933-0506

 

UCLA SCHOOL OF NURSING Health Center at the Union Rescue Mission
545 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-2101
(213) 673-4849
http://nursing.ucla.edu/site.cfm?id=125

Contact: Sabrina Friedman, EdD, FNP-C, Clinical Director
Email: sfriedman@sonnet.ucla.edu
Phone: (213) 673-4849

 

USC SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY at the Union Rescue Mission
545 S. San Pedro
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 347-6357

Community Oral Health Clinics

 

Contact: Niel S. Nathason, Administrative Director
Email:  nathason@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1523

 

 

VENICE FAMILY CLINIC
604 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-8630
www.venicefamilyclinic.org

Contact: Terri Brehove, MD, Director of Homeless Services
Email:  tbrehove@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 664-7609, x7609