The typical mother in our care is in her late 20s with two children under six. She is likely to have a history of severe physical, emotional, and sexual trauma, which may contribute to depression, substance use disorder, and PTSD, among other conditions. Her children are likely to have high rates of respiratory and ear infections, among other health issues. But systemic barriers–such as a lack of food, transportation, and essentials like strollers and car seats–prevent her from accessing health care.
BHCHP is determined to change that. Our Family Team delivers high-quality, multilingual care to parents, children, and unaccompanied youth across Boston. That care is provided in person and via telehealth in a variety of settings, including family and domestic violence shelters, medical vans, and on the street. We also now deliver care at our flagship Family Health Clinic at Horizons for Homeless Children in Roxbury, where we accept walk-in and scheduled appointments. Language barriers, lack of transportation, and unpredictable schedules are no longer obstacles to parents, children, and young people obtaining the care they need.