CHCB started the Homeless Health Care Program (HHP) in 1989 after securing the federal grant that allows for patients to receive free care. As the state’s sole designee of these funds, we are proud to work with partner organizations that helps treat and care for all of the homeless and risk patients in the area.
“Everything started happening for me when I found Safe Harbor. I can now get back to life doing something. I can work. I even have an apartment now. There’s no telling what would have happened to me. I might not even be here. I can’t say enough good things and I can’t thank you enough.” - Donald, age 60
Safe Harbor Clinic
Tucked in between King Street and the VFW on South Winooski Avenue, the Community Health Center’s Safe Harbor Clinic may look like just another small medical office from the outside. Inside, this clinic has the biggest mission in Burlington; to provide no-cost health and human services to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. At the Safe Harbor Clinic, the Community Health Center staff provides primary and preventive health care, dental care, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and case management services. In any given year, over a thousand community residents experiencing homelessness will find the welcoming care they need at the Safe Harbor Clinic.
If you are staying in an emergency shelter, on the street, camping out, or even staying temporarily with a friend, you may be eligible for services at the Safe Harbor Clinic. Please visit us or call (802) 860-4310. If you are a teen or young adult, you may also seek care at our Pearl Street Clinic.