On March 10th, 2014 we opened up our first site in Osceola County! Our staff officially started seeing patients this day and providing necessary medical services to that community. It’s an exciting time at our organization as we spread our reach to serve the homeless and medically underserved in the tri-county area with new satellite sites.
During the morning hours of the 10th, Ernest and Sherry (featured in video) came to the Community Hope Center (our partnering agency that provides case management and other services to the Kissimmee community). When they discovered they could receive medical care next door, they were ecstatic!
Residents of Kissimmee, Ernest and Sherry have been homeless for about the past 5 years. While they’ve been able to access care at our Orlando location, they both explain that transportation issues have always been a barrier and the new site provides a convenient location for them to call their medical home!
Watch the video above to hear from Ernest and Sherry and our Clinical Coordinator, Dr. Chianta Lindsey.