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Sat, Feb 23, 2019
Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling 1610 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Online registration ends on:
Fri, Feb 22, 2019 6:00 PM EST
About This Activity
Project HOPE is hosting it's second annual Winter Walk, to raise awareness on issues surrounding homelessness. The walk is a mile long, and has been dubbed the "Walk A Mile In Their Shoes" walkers will experience part of what homeless men, women, and children experience every day - walking through the city in freezing weather and winter elements trying to stay warm because shelter may not be available.
The Project HOPE team will lead the walk through downtown Wheeling past community partners, all of whom work together to care for our homeless population. Following the walk, walkers are invited to join the Project HOPE team at the Soup Kitchen for breakfast. This registration includes an event long sleeved t-shirt, breakfast, and entertainment by Bob Gaudio.
This event serves to raise awareness of the issues surrounding homelessness. The event will allow Project HOPE to continue in it's mission to deliver high quality healthcare services to the homeless population. Monies raised will allow our team to purchase medical equipment, wound supplies, medications, and other items used in providing on site medical care.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/projecthopewheeling/ for more information on our organization.
Discuss This Activity
Project HOPE is a Street Medicine team that provides on site high quality healthcare for the homeless population in Wheeling, WV. We conduct weekly street rounds visiting homeless camps and homeless shelters. We have exam rooms inside: Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, Northwood homeless shelter, Salvation Army, and YSS, Inc. Winter Freeze. We hold a clinic each Saturday at Catholic Charities.
Our mission statement: Ensuring equal access to medical care for un-sheltered men, women, and children. Bridging the gap between the homeless and the health care system through direct street outreach. 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.