Homeless Health Initiative
CHOP's Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) provides free health services to women and children living in local emergency housing shelters. Dedicated volunteers from the HHI offer high-quality medical and dental care, health education, and more to shelter residents in the Philadelphia area.
When attending physicians at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were asked to volunteer with the Homeless Health Initiative, pediatrician Carla Campbell, MD, MS, stepped up. She volunteered for 20 years to help manage the health of families dealing with homelessness.
Our Programs and Services
Through the Homeless Health Initiative, dedicated volunteers — including doctors, nurses, dentists, social workers and students — provide families experiencing homelessness with important healthcare services, including primary care and specialty care.