HOMELESS EMERGENCY PROJECT INC Overview
Geographic areas served: Tampa Bay, FL
HEP’s mission is to provide homeless and low income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.
In 2009, 1,078 clients were housed in our emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing. Over 70,000 meals were served in our newly remodeled kitchen. Our unique on-site program, Morton Plant Mental Health Outreach, saved over $2 million by avoiding 505 hospital ER visits. Our on-site full-service Free Dental Clinic provided an estimated $237,000 in dental care to homeless men and women.
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I came to Clearwater in October 1997 dying from complications of a lung tumor with only three months to live! So, I had been told by a doctor a month earlier. I was sober, but living in my car at the Seminole Marina. I was referred to HEP by a friend and accepted. Wow! Danna Slaughter was my ... more »
I had enjoyed shopping at the thrift store for years. I began volunteering several months ago, and through that I have come to understand what a great charity this organization is. The help that is given to the people in need is truly remarkable, and it appears to be done with amazing skill and ... more »