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Mission House has reached the point where it is essential to expand program, counseling and healthcare service areas to meet the growing need and the great increase in people who are seeking help.
The solution to this growing need: add a second level to the current building for administrative offices and renovate the first-floor area to better accommodate clients and patients, as well as the staff and volunteers who serve them.
The outcome of the second-floor addition and the renovation of the first floor will be to provide services to more of the people who are homeless Beaches population and, most importantly, more comprehensive services. At the same time, Mission House will continue to generate significant cost savings to the Beaches community.
The first-floor renovation will provide:
A multi-purpose conference room seating 15-20 that can also serve as a waiting area on busy clinic days. Patients who currently have to wait outside will now have places to sit. The room will be fully equipped for meetings, presentations and training.
Kiosks and small offices replacing administrative offices to provide staff and volunteers private areas to meet with clients and for clients to access computers.
In the medical area, two more exam rooms will be added, giving Mission House the opportunity to serve an additional 120 clients per month by adding a clinic evening; a private check-in to comply with HIPAA regulations; and private offices for volunteer physicians, counselors and psychiatrists.
Filling a Void In Service
Mission House has been the only resource for people who are homeless at the Beaches since 1997.
Mission House partners with Beaches social service and healthcare agencies to address the physical and mental problems of people who are homeless. With the support of the Beaches faith community, we tend to their spiritual needs as well. This includes training in the areas of work preparation, health and life skills training, individual and group counseling, a free health clinic staffed by volunteer medical professionals, and a large kitchen and dining area for meals. This is all done with a staff of 7 in a small building constructed in the 1950s.
Join Mission House in providing more of the essential services we offer to our homeless and provide a more comfortable place for them.
The total project cost of the expansion will be approximately $750,000. We deeply appreciate the consistent and generous support we have received over the years, and hope that you will be able to make a generous contribution to this special one-time appeal.
Your financial investment will significantly improve the lives of those who rely on Mission House for medical care, counseling, food and assistance in becoming self-sufficient.
You know when people care.
Tim is a veteran. When he arrived at Mission House two years ago, he had been homeless for more than 10 years. He was assigned a case manager, who gave Tim a plan of action to become self-sufficient. Within a few months, Tim was living in his own apartment. A few weeks later, Tim interviewed for and got a full-time job. All of this was accomplished with the support of Mission House staff and volunteers. “The difference,” Tim said, “is you know when people care. That’s what made the difference for me.”