Health Care Center for
232 North Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, Florida 32805
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact us for extended hours.
H.O.P.E. Team - Homeless Outreach Partnership Effort
For many reasons, some people in our community unfortunately experience
homelessness and are in desperate need of services. Often, they may not seek
out or know where to find services that can assist them out of homelessness.
Becoming homeless for any length of time is a traumatic event, and can
negatively impact mental, physical, and social health. This is where homeless
outreach is vital.
Since 2001, Health Care Center for the Homeless (HCCH) has been providing
homeless outreach in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola county through the
H.O.P.E. Team (Homeless Outreach Partnership Effort).
Staffed by a diverse team of outreach specialists, veterans, licensed mental
health & medical providers, and volunteers, the Team works where people
experiencing homelessness live and survive- on the streets, in encampments
and shelters, and in the woods. Trained in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-
Informed Care, Harm Reduction, and Diversion, their main goal is to engage
and build trust with people experiencing homelessness, assess their needs and
eligibility, and connect them to services.
Among the many services the HOPE Team provides are: linkage and
transportation to medical and mental health/substance use treatment
appointments, referrals to shelter/food/clothing, eligibility assessments for
housing assistance, obtaining identification cards & birth certificates, family re-
unification, linkage to VA services for veterans, and assistance in accessing
In addition to directly engaging with people experiencing homelessness, The
HOPE Team also works to increase awareness of available services and efforts
by collaborating with city and county agencies, local for-profit & non-profit
businesses, local charities, homeless shelters, food banks, faith-based
organizations, law enforcement, and concerned citizens.
If you, or someone you know or have seen, is experiencing homelessness, call
Photos courtesy of James Florio Copyright 2011 and
Alyssa Marie Aviles Copyright 2013
Health Care Center
for the Homeless
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Health Care Center for the Homeless - "One Community, One Health Center"
"To provide quality health care services that
improve the lives of the homeless and medically
indigent people of our community."
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“One Community, One Health Center”