Your support will help provide care for our neighbors in need — during today’s crisis and beyond.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacts all Central Texans — and community members without access to shelter or places to social distance are particularly vulnerable. Without resources for housing and hygiene, community members experiencing homelessness are at high risk for getting COVID-19. Even more troubling, people that do contract COVID-19 may not be able to get the care they need to recover. Experts believe that every person who gets the disease will give it to at least two others, fueling the spread of the pandemic.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
As COVID-19 continues to spread across our community, our neighbors experiencing homelessness need your support. Dell Medical School’s Dr. Tim Mercer and Dr. Audrey Kuang are teaming up with community partners to develop long-term, sustainable methods to provide care for people experiencing homelessness.
Your gift today will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 through the generosity of JP’s Peace, Love & Happiness Foundation.
Gifts will help us care for our community members experiencing homelessness by:
- Providing ongoing testing for COVID-19 to catch and contain the virus before it spreads
- Treating patients for COVID-19 and related health concerns
- Onboarding additional health professionals dedicated to caring for this population
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS:
It’s hard to receive consistent care or recover from illness without a place to stay. Dell Medical School is grateful for our community partners working to expand short and long-term shelter options for over 2,000 Central Texans experiencing homelessness.
Austin Public Health works to prevent disease, promote health and protect the well-being of all residents in Austin and Travis County through a variety of community resources and services.
CommUnityCare provides outpatient primary healthcare, dental care, behavioral health and specialty services for adults and children at 30 locations throughout Travis County and surrounding counties. These services are available to all Travis County residents and those residing in surrounding counties, including people whose income and lack of private health insurance prevents them from accessing care elsewhere.
Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO) plans and implements community-wide strategies to end homelessness in Austin and Travis County. ECHO works closely with nonprofits and government agencies to coordinate assistance and housing for people experiencing homelessness in our community.