2015 Year-End Giving
Each year we share a story about the impact Neighborcare Health has had on our neighbors. This year we are sharing Ted's story. In 2015 Neighborcare Health served more than 60,000 patients, including many who were homeless or recently homeless like Ted. With your help, we are able to create caring healthcare homes for those who need it most.
I met Ted at Neighborcare Health’s Ballard Homeless Clinic; he was one of our first patients. He was skeptical at first, but came in to see what we were all about.
“I’ve been to a lot of hospitals and clinics, and none of them have the same attitude, or the concern. The feeling that I get when I walk into Neighborcare is just – it’s nice. All of the staff at Neighborcare have a genuine concern for everybody’s welfare. It’s a good feeling.
They’ve helped me with all my ailments. They helped with my medications, with my blood pressure, COPD. I wouldn’t have even known about any of these things had I not gone to the clinic. I never even checked my blood pressure. Now it’s all under control and I feel a lot better. I live in the same building as the clinic, now, so I never miss an appointment.”
The annual One Night Count identified a 21% increase in the number of homeless people on the streets and in shelters. Neighborcare Health currently has six programs focused on caring for the homeless, and supporting their transition into stable housing, which includes Ted.
Our ability to develop and sustain these, and all of our programs, largely depends on the generosity of individual donors. Will you consider making a gift of $125 to Neighborcare Health today to support our work to create caring healthcare homes for our neighbors?
“The clinic and everyone over there, literally took me off the street and saved my life – they really did. I’d still be sleeping in a bush if it weren’t for them. I wish there were more people like Jodee. I wish there were more people like you.”
Thank you for considering a contribution today.
Neighborcare Health Medical Assistant Neighborcare Health Patient
P.S. The average life expectancy for people who are homeless is between 42 and 52 years, compared to 78 years in the general population. You can help people like Ted beat the odds to become housed and healthy with your donation today at https://donate.neighborcare.org/.