CITY-COUNTY SPECIAL RESOLUTION NO. 10, 2012
WHEREAS, HealthNet‘s Homeless Initiative Program (HIP) has assisted thousands of Indianapolis’ homeless in finding employment and permanent housing since 1988, utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to coordinate and provide housing, health care, outreach, employment and support services to the homeless in Marion County; and
WHEREAS, in 2011, approximately 3,200 homeless persons benefited from HIP’s services; and
WHEREAS, HIP, one of the largest and most comprehensive programs for the homeless in the state, provides a network of services to treat the whole person, as he or she moves from homelessness into housing, employment and self-sufficiency; and
WHEREAS, the mission of HIP is to assist homeless persons in reaching a level of self-sufficiency consistent with their goals and capabilities for physical, mental, social and economic well-being; now, therefore:
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY-COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS AND OF MARION COUNTY, INDIANA:
SECTION 1. The Indianapolis City-County Council recognizes Healthnet’s Homeless Initiative Program.
SECTION 2. The Council extends its appreciation and gratitude for the services Healthnet’s Homeless Initiative provides and wishes the program continued success.
SECTION 3. The Mayor is invited to join in this resolution by affixing his signature hereto.
SECTION 4. This resolution shall be in full force and effect upon adoption and compliance with IC 36-3-4-14.
Last night, HIP was recognized at the City-County Council Meeting by Councilors Osili, Adamson, Cardwell, and Simpson! It was a great experience and opportunity for HIP to explain their services to Council members and other meeting attendees. Sharon Stark, Program Director, was able to speak to the Council describing the services provide by HIP and the collaboration that they do with other homeless programs within the City of Indianapolis. We want to send a special thanks to Kim Boyd who spearheaded the effort to get the City-Council to recognize HIP and its services.
Want to see pictures from the night? Click here. To learn more about how you can help our Homeless Initiative Program continue to expand its reach to the Marion County homeless population, check out our Open Doors with Care Campaign!