Nightingale Health Sanctuary (NHS)

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Nightingale Health Sanctuary (NHS) is a group of individuals organized for the purpose of establishing and operating a self-governed village-style community focused on health and wellness, providing a safe and supportive community for people who are unhoused. It will be accessible and inclusive in recognition that 40% of unhoused have disabilities.

Once a sanctuary is established NHS intends to offer the larger unhoused community:

  • a health clinic operating at least twice a week;
  • a guest program offering people in the neighborhood who are unhoused a safe place to sleep; and
  • a resource and information center assisting people to connect with community resources.

Additionally, NHS intends to offer classes and activities to support health and wellness such as:

  • yoga;
  • meditation;
  • cooking and nutrition classes;
  • gardening;
  • peer-to-peer mediation;
  • peer-to-peer coaching;
  • communication training’
  • music and art activities; and
  • self-care skills training designed to enhance overall health management of pain and stress.

The NHS project is a response to the unmet needs of people who are unhoused in our community.… Read the rest