Leap Day Winter Walk Project HOPE Street Medicine Team

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Event Date

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

8:00 AMLeap Day Winter Walk

Address

1610 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Online registration ends on:
Wed, Feb 26, 2020 11:05 AM EST

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Leap Day Winter Walk

  • $50
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About This Activity

“Project HOPE doesn’t treat the ‘homeless,’ the ‘addict,’ or even the ‘former addict.’ They treat PEOPLE… people who might have experienced these things.”    -Kate Marshall, Catholic Worker, House of Hagar

The professionals at Project HOPE, seek to help homeless individuals and families in our community. Besides offering on site medical care with weekly street and shelter rounds, and a weekly free clinic, we empower our friends without permanent shelter.  We provide them with a team of champions to connect them to resources to help them reintegrate into the community.  While we offer these services, we still have so much to accomplish.  We have a future goal of establishing a medical respite and hospice for the homeless to recover and to die a death with dignity.  

We are hosting our third annual Winter Walk: This event is an opportunity for our Street Medicine Team to educate our community on homelessness and the issues they face.  It is also an opportunity to raise funds toward our goal of a medical respite and hospice for the homeless.  Our walk will take placeon February 29th, 2020, and we need your support to raise funds and awareness for our Street Medicine program.  

Would you consider donating a monetary donation to help us achieve our mission?

We greatly appreciate your donation, which will be used to: 

Improve access to medical care for the homeless, by providing direct access to primary careproviders.

Breakdown stereotypes by promoting positive dialogues between the homeless and providers.

Create an environment of dignity and respect for the homeless and providers.

Promote health literacy, healthier lifestyles, and overall wellbeing. Provide education for students of various disciplines to practice street medicine. 

Acquire funds for a medical respite/hospice for the homeless.  

 

If you wish to contribute, as a corporate sponsor please contact me at the information below.

Please join us!  

With your donation, we’re one step closer to our event fund raising goal of $30,000.00.

Very Sincerely,

Crystal L. Bauer, R.N/Director 

Project HOPE/WOCHD

1500 Chapline Street #106

Wheeling WV 26003

304.639.7443

projecthopewheeling@gmail.com

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Project HOPE Street Medicine Program

Project HOPE is a Street Medicine team that cares for the homeless population in Wheeling, WV. HOPE stands for the Homeless Outreach Partnership Effort. We operate by going on rounds to homeless camps and homeless shelters, dispensing medical care. We also run multiple exam rooms, at the local soup kitchen for example, to provide privacy for our patients. All patients deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of socioeconomic status. Our mission statement: 1. Ensuring equal access to medical care for unsheltered men, women, and children. 2. Bridging the gap between the homeless and the health care system through direct street outreach. 3. Creating relationships by dispensing medical care with compassion and respect, while maintaining dignity. Our goals: • Improve access to medical care for the homeless, by linking them to primary care providers. • Breakdown stereotypes by promoting positive dialogues between the homeless and providers. • Create an environment of dignity and respect for the homeless and providers. • Promote health literacy, healthier lifestyles, and overall well-being. • Provide education for students of various disciplines to practice street medicine.

(304) 639-7443

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