BENEFITING: Boston Health Care For The Homeless Program Inc
EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013
Since 1985, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has been driven by a simple, yet compelling mission--to provide and assure access to the highest quality health care for Boston's homeless men, women and children. People experiencing homelessness are among our community's most vulnerable and unwell, with an increased exposure to illnesses, injuries and trauma. However, homeless patients often forego the care they need as they strive to meet their immediate needs of food, clothing and a safe place to sleep. By delivering accessible health care services at over 80 locations--including within the walls of Boston's family and emergency shelters, under bridges, along back alleys and in hospital-based clinics--BHCHP cares for more than 12,000 homeless patients each year.