The Delaware Community Foundation, (DCF) has awarded La Red Health Center, (LRHC) $50,000 to expand its comprehensive case management for the homeless program.
Through the collaborative grant program, the DCF seeds organizations efforts to find creative, sustainable ways to work together for the benefit of the community. Past collaborations have resulted in several permanent alliances and organizations that continue to serve Delawareans.
LRHC’s program aims to reduce the number of people on the streets and in emergency shelters, and to increase productivity and employability among the homeless in Sussex County
The program involves identifying the homeless, providing individual case management assistance, housing placement, healthcare and life skills training. LRHC is working in collaboration with Tap Faith, and the ACE Peer Resource Center.
An estimated 6,000 individuals are homeless in Delaware throughout a year, and on any given night, it is estimated that as many as 650 people experience homelessness in Sussex County, with many more individuals and families at risk to experience homelessness.
LRHC’s mission is to be a Center of Excellence, which provides quality patient centered care to the diverse members of our community.