At least 28,000 Alameda County residents
-- over 1.6% of the County population --
will experience homelessness this year
Homelessness is growing rapidly in Alameda County, resulting in thousands of County residents living in the streets, shelters, vehicles, and encampments. Thousands more, including families and children, retired, disabled and working people, are living in housing precarity, doubled up, couch-surfing, staying in motels, and place-to-place.
Poor health is both a cause and a consequence of homelessness. With rents rising, illness and injury can lead to homelessness and once a person enters homelessness, they face tremendous new challenges to their physical health, mental health, security, and well-being.
Our mission is to improve the health of persons in Alameda who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness by ensuring access to culturally-informed whole-person health care and housing services.
Alameda County Health Care for the Homeless (ACHCH) is a federally-funded health center program housed in the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency, which provides direct care services, and coordinates a network of county and community health clinics and organizations to increase access and improve care for people experiencing homelessness.
All health care services provided by the ACHCH program are provided without charge to persons who are unable to pay.
ACHCH envisions a just society, in which all persons have access to quality health care and housing. We believe the problems of homelessness and health inequities can be solved.
We invite you to join with us in helping support our neighbors, relatives, community members and loved ones who are experiencing homelessness.