We believe in giving back to the community and people that support us. One of our favorite local charities is HEP, Homeless Empowerment Program located right here in Clearwater at 1120 North Betty Lane in Clearwater, Fl 33755

Once ech week, stylists Andi Manuilow and Mia Kauffman, both from Salon GW in Dunedin,  go to the HEP campus and cut residents hair.  This raising their self esteem and gets them ready to re-enter the workforce.

They offer “a promise of home” with their goal to be the last homeless shelter an individual or family needs. Once an individual enters HEP, the first step is stabilization, by making sure their immediate basic needs are met including food, shelter, clothing and water.

Within the first 24-72 hours of each intake to HEP, an on-site medical and mental health assessment is performed through partnerships with Morton Plant Mease Outreach and BayCare Health Systems.

Part of being a great service provider for a very vulnerable population, is being able to educate our residents on the community resources available to help them during a time of need.

HEP would be unable to boast an 89% success rate of residents who obtain independent housing upon discharge from our program; if not for the wide array of supportive services they offer on-campus

 

In 2015, 1295 residents were served including 117 children and 593 veterans. HEP is always striving to improve the quality of care they provide to their clients through their  ever-increasing list of comprehensive services and programs. One way that they are able to objectively measure the level of assistance they provide is through a campus-wide Resident Survey. They call the results of this survey their “Constituent Voice”.

 

More than 90% of clients surveyed stated that the assistance they received at HEP was better than they expected. In addition, more than 90% of clients reported that they found the information they received from HEP very useful to them.

 

Click here for the entire 2015 Constituent Voice results.

We are proud sponsors and supporters of HEP as we have seen it work.

 

Visit them today.  https://www.hepempowers.org/, 727.442.9041

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