Six Ways to Impact the Homeless on World Homeless Day

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So, it’s World Homeless Day and you know you want to do SOMETHING but you just can’t think of what. Health Care Center for the Homeless has put together 6 easy things you can do to honor World Homeless Day and serve the homeless!

1. Get Informed!

The 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Florida has the second highest rate of homelessness in the eastern United States, with 29 out of every 10,000 residents without a place to live. In 2012 Central Florida reported 3,6661 homeless residents for the point-in-time count. 

2. Put together a care package! 

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Care packages for the homeless are great things to have on hand in your car or to donate to those that already serve the homeless(we will gladly accept them at Health Care Center for the Homeless!) Remember that a lot of our homeless clients are living out in the woods, so anything you would take on a camping trip is always very helpful.

3. Get plugged in & share!

ImageAt Health Care Center for the Homeless we have several different social media outlets to get our message of hope and health out there! We want potential patients to know who we are and what we can do to help them through our health center. If you haven’t already, go “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our emails! And then tell your friends & family to do the same. You are our BEST advocate!

4. Volunteer!

We are always looking for awesome volunteers at Health Care Center for the Homeless! Get involved by contacting Katie Schmidt at kschmidt@hcnetwork.org for more details and to get started.

5. Join us!

ImageJoin us on November 1st for our 4th Annual Heart to Heart Gala. This event provides an amazing opportunity to learn more about our health center, to hear stories from people we’ve directly impacted and to partner with us in our mission to provide quality health care services that improve the lives of the homeless and medically indigent people of our community.

6. Invest!

ImageWe at Health Care Center for the Homeless are so appreciative when someone decides to make a financial investment in us. Whether it’s a few dollars that will end up covering a patients co-pay, $130 toward providing two mammograms or $500 to cover the medical expenses of a patient for an entire year– you are providing life-saving care to a member of your community that would otherwise be without. Please donate today. 

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