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National Health Care for the Homeless Day in New York

by Deirdre Byrne, Director of Policy, Children's Health Fund

Every year, Children's Health Fund (CHF) and the New York Children’s Health Project (NYCHP) celebrate National Health Care for the Homeless Day in New York.  This year, as sponsors of the event at the federal office building in downtown New York, CHF and NYCHP participated in a half day forum that included several distinguished speakers and the presentation of the Health Care Heros award to Grace Padillo-Matthew, senior social worker at the NYCHP.  Grace works hand in hand with physicians on NYCHP’s mobile units, helping children and families navigate the emotional, logistical and bureaucratic challenges of being homeless in New York City.

Congratulations to Grace and all of the other heroes and "she"roes who do their best to help homeless children and families in New York every day.