For Immediate Release: Monday, November 12, 2018

FLINT, MICH. – Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) joins multiple Flint area organizations to shine a light on hunger and homelessness in Flint, and across the country. As part of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, HCHN hosts two events: Warm All Winter Health & Resource Fair and Dinner for Hope.

During the Warm All Winter Health & Resource Fair, families may receive scarves, gloves, hats and personal hygiene items. The event also features healthy cooking and fitness demonstrations, health screenings and health insurance enrollment assistance. The Warm All Winter Health & Resource Fair takes place Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 12 to 2 p.m. at Catholic Charities Center for Hope (812 Root Street, Flint, MI 48503). This event is sponsored by 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 and Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties.

Just a couple hours later, from 4 to 5 p.m., HCHN hosts Dinner for Hope. This event takes place at Catholic Charities North End Soup Kitchen (735 Stewart Avenue, Flint, MI 48505). Individuals and families will be given hot meals, warm clothing and health insurance enrollment assistance. Sponsors for this event are Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties, and Blue Cross Complete of Michigan.

“As Hamilton continues to be a primary medical home to many Genesee and Lapeer County residents, we will also continue to bring hope and resources to individuals and families who may be in great need of medical care,” says Clarence Pierce, Hamilton Community Health Network’s Chief Executive Officer. “As a federally qualified health center, we do not, and will not turn anyone away from health services, regardless of their ability to pay.”

HCHN has been present and providing medical services for the homeless community for 36 years, including free health insurance enrollment assistance. In August of this year, Hamilton opened a new clinic site on the second floor of Catholic Charities Center for Hope, known as Hamilton-Flint. This clinic brings primary medical needs to the homeless population. The staff is made up of a nurse practitioner, social worker and a recovery coach.

For additional information and media inquiries about the Warm All Winter Health & Resource Fair and Dinner for Hope, please contact Jasmine Brown, at 810-406-4933 or jbrown2@hamiltonchn.org.