Healthcare For the Homeless- Houston To Celebrate Opening of New Headquarters and Clinical Location January 20, 2016
The ribbon cutting ceremony will include a guided tour of the new 22,000 square foot clinical space.
Houston, TX, January 4, 2016 – On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, Healthcare for the Homeless- Houston (HHH), will celebrate the opening of their new headquarters and clinical space and honor those who have been involved in this endeavor. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be attended by those who have helped make this possible, as well as local city council and elected officials. It will take place at the newly renovated building located at 1934 Caroline Street at 10 a.m. This building relocates the clinic and operations previously located at 2505 Fannin Street.
“Through the support of our city, private donors and community leaders, we’ve been able to serve over 9,000 homeless Houstonians each year,” said Chief Executive Officer, Frances Isbell. “It’s an exciting time to share our newest project and explore the possibilities of changing even more lives through health, mental and dental care at our new facility.”
As HHH has grown exponentially over the last few years and taken on a leadership role in the care of our homeless citizens, the larger space became eminently necessary. With more than 22,000 square feet of space, the new building will house HHH’s largest medical clinic, dental clinic, social services department, space for outreach teams, volunteer coordination, and administration offices. HHH aims to improve health and help individuals move beyond homelessness by taking a holistic approach to providing integrated services. With the support of the city and homelessness initiatives enacted under former Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s administration, HHH has been able to make huge strides in expanding their client services.
The capacity of the new building effectively doubles the current medical and dental clinic’s space and will increase the number of patients the organization serves. Additionally, the new facility provides for a more dynamic teaching space for the hundreds of student volunteers who complete projects and formal rotations at HHH each year. This speaks to HHH’s underlying mission of preparing our next generation of healthcare professionals as well-trained and compassionate clinicians.
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About Healthcare for the Homeless-Houston:
Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH) was founded in 1999 and continues to serve as the only stand-alone Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Houston that provides care exclusively to homeless patients, solidifying their role as an essential component of the local safety net system. The comprehensive services are unduplicated and fill a gap that is crucial for systematically combatting homelessness.
The mission of HHH is to promote health, hope and dignity for Houston’s homeless through accessible and comprehensive care.