FLINT, MICH. – Multiple organizations joined Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) to give a warm feeling to those in need. During Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, HCHN hosted two events.

The Warm All Winter Health & Resource Fair attracted 255 people, looking for insurance and medical assistance.

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The event took place at Catholic Charities Center for Hope during lunch. Hats, gloves, personal hygiene and coats were given out to those in need. Hamilton provided blood pressure and blood glucose screenings. HCHN also took walk-in appointments at their clinic, located on the 2nd floor of Center for Hope. In addition, Park Place Hair Studio gave some attendees a fresh look with free haircuts.

In attendance was Blue Cross Complete of Michigan, HAP, Total Life Prosperity, Internet Essentials from Comcast, Chemical Bank, Carriage Town Ministries, Crim Fitness Foundation, My Brother’s Keeper, YWCA, Genesee Health System, Valley Area Agency on Aging, Genesee County Health Department and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

Just a few hours later, HCHN hosted Dinner for Hope along with Blue Cross Complete of Michigan. A hot meal was provided at the Catholic Charities North End Soup Kitchen. Blood pressure screenings, medical, Medicaid and insurance information was available for those in attendance.