Homeless Emergency Project Provides Permanent Homes
by Renee Burrell
Photo courtesy of HEP
CLEARWATER - The Homeless Emergency Project, Inc. (HEP) has added two permanent housing apartments to their campus to service chronically homeless adults.
HEP is the largest housing and service provider for the homeless in Pinellas County, and houses over 270 individuals and families daily. Last year, the organization provided over 70,000 meals to the homeless and needy.
The new additions to the HEP campus were planned to provide permanent housing for the county's chronically homeless who, when temporary emergency shelters and transitional homes are no longer options, face returning to life on the streets.
According to HEP, "While temporary housing projects open in Pinellas County, the need for permanent housing continues to grow. HEP focuses on permanent solutions to the problem."
Rebecca Adams, Community Relations Coordinator said, "HEP is in constant need of volunteers and donations such as non-perishable food, and personal hygiene supplies throughout the year."
Another HEP program, "Freewheel" a not-for-profit bike repair shop and distribution program, accepts all makes, models, types and conditions of bicycles and also accepts new and used parts.
For more information on volunteering opportunities or to make a donation, contact Rebecca Adams, 727-442-9041 x 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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