Christ House opened in December 1985 as the first 24-hour residential medical facilitie for homeless men and women in the United States. Today, Christ House is still the only facility of its kind in the Washington, DC metropolitan area where over 6,000 people experience homelessness every day. To the best of our knowledge, there are only 13 stand-alone residential medical facilities for the homeless like Christ House in all of the U.S. and Canada. Since our inception, we have had over 7,700 admissions.
In 2012, Christ House provided health care to 261 homeless individuals and provided 10,407 patient-days of care - the busiest we have been since 1997. In addition to the primary illness(es) for which they were admitted, 87.4 percent had either HIV, drugs or alcohol addiction, or psychiatric illness, and over 25 percent had three of those diagnoses.
Mission: The mission of Christ House is to provide comprehensive health care to sick, homeless men and women from the District of Columbia, and to assist them in addressing critical issues to help break the cycle of homelessness.
|Causes||Health & Medicine Homeless & Housing|