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HOPE Haven feeds northwest Houston homeless population during coronavirus pandemic
HoustonChronicle.com | By Chevall Pryce | March 18, 2020
With multiple confirmed cases of coronavirus in Harris County, the homeless population faces unique challenges putting them at risk of contracting and spreading the virus. HOPE Haven is continuing to provide supplies and information to their homeless clients who may not understand how serious the pandemic is.
Kristyn Stillwell, executive director of HOPE Haven — a northwest Houston-based nonprofit that provides services for homeless individuals, such as procuring identification and job readiness —said the organization is continuing to serve their clients with food.
“We have been bringing out survival food packs (to clients) that include 60 servings of food,” she said. “We are doing this in case they do a lockdown on Harris County and our clients living homeless won’t have a way to get food.”
HOPE Haven is also checking in on clients in their “success community,” who now live in homes.
We build relationships with individuals on the streets as a means to inspire a sense of purpose.
Unlike other programs, we view individuals holistically, addressing mental, spiritual, and physical health needs.
We provide life skills training and help connect with job readiness and job training programs.
Each person is surrounded by a mentorship team dedicated to their lifelong success.