Southern California Program

Los Angeles Christian Health Centers

Health Care
Los Angeles, CA
December 2017

Los Angeles Christian Health Centers (LACHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides accessible, comprehensive health services to vulnerable patients living in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row.  A W. M. Keck Foundation grant will support a capital project to replace the agency’s Joshua House clinic facility located in a dilapidated, century old hotel with a new 25,000 square foot building two blocks away from the current location.  The clinic will be co-located with 55 units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and disabled veterans separately owned and operated by the Skid Row Housing Trust.  In the new Joshua House Health Center, LACHC will be able to increase the number of patients receiving comprehensive health services from 4,800 per year to 6,000 by the end of the first year of operation.  In addition to receiving treatment for their immediate medical and dental needs, patients will be screened for housing status, substance abuse and mental illness and be provided with the appropriate wrap-around services.  The added space will also allow LACHC to expand its clinical training activities and to house staff from collaborating social service providers.

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