there are several shelters that house homeless families.
Home for Homeless Children Project (MHHCP) works with
these shelters to improve the health and well-being of the
children and their families. Families
comprise 34% of the
homeless population (National
on Family Homelessness, Summary Report). Last year
alone counted over 1,400 homeless children.
MHHCP has worked
in collaboration with
the Duval County Health Department and Children’s Medical
Services to develop a system of care for the children.
Homeless families are referred
to us for health care services by our shelter partners. Read
Annual Report to read more about our work in the
Homeless children suffer from unusually high rates of
chronic and acute illness.
Some of these children have
been exposed to trauma and/or abuse and suffer resulting