HOMELESS EMERGENCY PROJECT INC
Rating: 4.97 stars 31 reviews
Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services
Location: 1120 North Betty Lane Clearwater FL 33755 USA
Results: In 2013, HEP served 1,397 people, including 76 families, 126 children and 508 veterans. In our commercial-grade kitchen and dining hall, we served 95,091 nutritious meals. There were 34 children enrolled in HEP's Children's Learning Center after school and summer camp programs. The HEP Dental Clinic provided an astonishing 3,993 procedures valued at $525,066. Through a strategic community partnership with the Morton Plant Outreach Team (MPOT), we provided 755 clinical assessments, with 6,306 patient contacts. HEP's partnership with MPOT saved $1,863,617 in avoidable emergency room visits. HEP also provided 3,592 veteran transports to Bay Pines VA.
Target demographics: homeless and very low-income individuals, families and veterans.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,397 people, including 76 families, 126 children and 508 veterans.
Geographic areas served: Clearwater, Florida
Programs: Food, shelter, clothing and the supportive services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.
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I have been both a donor and volunteer with HEP over 20 years and have had the pleasure of watching it grow from a small nonprofit to a very effective large nonprofit over those years. HEP holds a 4star rating by the highly regarded Charity Navigator. During those years HEP has made a major impact on the plight of the homeless in Pinellas County garnering positive national and international attention. The continuum of care available has made a difference in the lives of the men, women and children living there over the years. The impact the staff and volunteers have had on our country's veterans is especially noteworthy. Please look into HEP as both a place to volunteer or see you donations make a difference!
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I have had the pleasure of knowing Barb Green for the past 17 years and can't say enough good things about the Homeless Emergency Project. Barb and her late husband, Pastor Otis Green, were homeless advocates long before most of us had the issue on our radar screen. They realized that, through an unfortunate illness, injury or downturn in the economy, virtually anyone could find himself or herself homeless. HEP doesn't just provide housing, food and health care for its clients, it gives them a reason to hope and to become self-sufficient again. It's a model to be admired and replicated.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The people who founded it are top notch on every level. They are unwavering in their commitment to the homeless.
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