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The Healthcare for the Homeless program is more than just health care. We believe in treating all the needs of an individual, including underlying issues that cause or continue homelessness. This holistic approach fosters an atmosphere of respect and provides hope to hundreds of individuals every year. Below are some of the ways our team makes a difference in the lives of San Diegans affected by homelessness.

Support Groups
Health Care for the Homeless open English and Spanish support groups are a safe place for individuals experiencing homelessness to share resources, discuss emotions and find hope within each other. We can also provide Case Managers and Peer Support Specialists for participants. Call (619) 515-2495 for meeting times and locations.

A dedicated team engages individuals in communities across San Diego to build relationships and trust, guiding and encouraging them to access resources to end their homelessness. This team also works collaboratively with other homeless service providers and provides education to groups and service providers about the comprehensive services available at FHCSD to individuals experiencing homelessness. For more information, please contact us at (619) 515-2477.

Substance Abuse
Our staff can help break the cycle of substance abuse and dependent behavior among individuals who are homeless. Using motivational interviewing techniques and a harm-reduction model, our staff provides assessment and individual counseling. We are also experts on community resources, including our outpatient program, Solutions for Recovery. A trained Substance Abuse Counselor is available at our Downtown Family Health Center at Connections. Call (619) 515-2578 x3935 to make an appointment or for more information.

Case Management 

Our dedicated case management team provides support, guidance and resources to help individuals end their homelessness, as well as manage their medical care. We are partners in your care, preparing our clients to be “housing-ready” and collaborate with partner sites that serve veterans, youth and families. Our team of Social Workers and Patient Navigators is located at:

No referral is needed to receive Health Care for the Homeless services!
Call today us today: (619) 515-2551

This number is not intended for emergency care. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately or go to the emergency room. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the toll-free Access and Crisis Line: 1(888) 724-7240 [TDD for the hearing impaired: (619) 641-6992], which is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, call 911 or go to the emergency room.

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