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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

November 15-23 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. With the upcoming holidays, many of us don’t take as much time as we should realizing how lucky we are for all that we have. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week puts the spotlight on those that are part of an under-served population who are struggling [...]

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the sacrifices that those who have served and are currently serving our country have made for the common pleasures that we all enjoy but sometimes take for granted. One of the most poignant stories reflecting that sacrifice is the story of Pat Tillman, a former NFL [...]

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HealthNet Homeless Initiative Program

Post by Matt Holland, Homeless Initiative Program HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) has been serving the homeless population in Marion County since 1988 with Health Care, Street Outreach, Walk-In Triage services, Intensive Case Management, Employment & Training as well as Housing services.  All of our services are available to homeless Veterans, as well as to anyone experiencing homelessness.  [...]

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Support HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program During Homeward Bound

HealthNet’s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) serves more than 2,800 individuals, families and children each year with services that include Street Outreach; Walk-in Office “Triage”; Intensive Case Management; Employment Workshops, Job Search and Job Placement; Health Care (in 10 different shelter sites and on the streets) and five housing programs. Once a year HIP participates in [...]

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Homeless Initiative Program: Employment and Training

As most of you know, the Employment environment currently being experienced by those job searching is challenging to say the least.  Imagine if you added barriers such as having your housing in an unstable situation (due to either threat of eviction, staying in a shelter or experiencing a challenging domestic situation at home).  Those are [...]

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Give A Helping Hand

Now that the Holiday season is in full swing, most of us are preoccupied with the gifts that need to be purchased, decorations that need to be hung as well as meal preparation for Holiday celebrations. Consequently, as those tasks get completed it is a wonderful time to remember those in greater need than ourselves. [...]

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Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless Community

UPDATE:  Thank you to all who volunteered! Check out the statistics from this year’s event below! 267 individuals served Over 30 volunteers 15 volunteers from the Hard Rock $1000 of gloves, hats and socks distributed to the homeless Served individuals from Wheeler’s shelters, the streets and from referrals from Horizon House  Post by Matt Holland [...]

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A Day in My Shoes: Homeless Initiative Program

Did you know that our Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) serves approximately 3,000 homeless individuals each year? They also provide employment and training services to help homeless individuals achieve their career and educational goals. We reached out to Matt Holland from the HIP Employment and Training Team to learn more. Matt serves as the Job Developer to help [...]

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Homeward Bound is a month away! Plan a team for your workplace, friends or family!

On March 23 at 3:30 p.m., supporters of all of Indianapolis’ local groups who serve the homeless population will take to the streets for a one-mile walk from the City Market! Even though it is a month away, you can still JOIN NOW and start your own walk team. 100% of funds raised will benefit [...]

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Thankful for Gifts from the Heart

The holidays come with donation drives everywhere! Each drive is different…Whether it is an office chili cook-off, a coat drive, or a collection of monetary donations, it is exciting to so many creative groups helping out others during the holiday season. The IU Health  Affinity groups had their own idea for a Holiday Helpings drive that, fortunately and gratefully, we [...]

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