NHFHS to Hold Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Virtual Observance

Join New Horizon Family Health Services on December 21 for a National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Virtual Observance as NHFHS' Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program team and community partners remember and honor our patients who passed away in 2020 while experiencing homelessness. National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, which occurs annually on December 21 – the first day of winter and the longest night of the year -- seeks to bring awareness to the tragedy of homelessness and to remember those who have died throughout the year while living without a permanent home. The virtual observance, which will be held at 11:00 am, may be attended by visiting NHFHS’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/QualityHealthCareForAllPeople.

About NHFHS’ Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program
NHFHS’ HCH program serves over 2,500 patients experiencing homelessness each year in 13 counties using a 35-foot mobile medical unit at strategic collaborative partner agency locations. The program provides primary medical care, dental and behavioral health services and access to prescription medications. In 2019, NHFHS partnered with Miracle Hill Ministries to open South Carolina’s first-ever in-shelter Medical Respite Care Program to provide medical support to individuals experiencing homelessness who are too sick to stay in a regular shelter but not sick enough to be in a hospital.

About New Horizon Family Health Services
NHFHS operates medical offices in Greenville, Greer and Travelers Rest, a dental office in Greenville, two mobile medical units and a mobile dental unit. Services include primary medical, dental and behavioral health care, pharmacy and laboratory services. The mission of NHFHS is to provide quality, affordable, compassionate patient-centered health care to improve the health of the communities we serve. To learn more, visit http://www.newhorizonfhs.org.

NHFHS is partially financially supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under the Public Health Service Act. Of total operating costs, 23% is funded by federal support. For this year’s budget, the federal grant funding is $5,864,494. Seventy – seven percent (77%) of total costs will be financed by non-governmental sources.

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