Homeless Linkage To Care

Thousands of individuals find themselves homeless in Worcester County every year. Among them are chronically ill adults, veterans, families, youth, and the elderly. They are the people who stay in emergency shelters or motel rooms, eat in soup kitchens, or visit drop-in centers. They are also the men and women who find themselves on the streets, trying to survive in makeshift shelters under bridges, down alleyways, and behind city buildings.

At United Care of Massachusetts, we are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our network providers and case managers work to deliver the highest quality health care to some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens. At UCM we provides care without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, military service, national origin, immigration status, genetic information or marital status.

Homeless Linkage To Care Services:

  • Assess & determine patient needs & goals
  • Provide assistance and/or referrals to address homelessness
  • Develop care/service plan as needed & support progress toward goals
  • Provide linkages to medical, psychiatric, social, food, educational and other services as needed
  • Ability to literally meet the patient where they are in order to conduct case-management services
  • Work with medical providers and patients to implement treatment and management plans by addressing the barriers that prevent patient from meeting health goals
  • Assisting in establishing benefits or income support

Coordinated Street Outreach

The coordinated street outreach team goes out every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. reaching out to people living on the streets of Worcester.  We provide a variety of services and connect people to providers in the community.