AAMC helps to serve over 400 community members during Homeless Resource Day
Homeless Resource Day is an annual County event helping those without permanent housing access the numerous services they need to become more self-sufficient and seek permanent housing. Services that might take a homeless individual months or longer to obtain are provided for free in one location.
This year, Homeless Resource Day was held on April 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Park Middle School. Over 400 homeless guests and individuals at risk of homelessness attended. A record 523 volunteers participated, helping guide the guests through the different service areas. Over 90 organizations donated their time and service on this event.
Anne Arundel Medical Center was represented by nurses pictured above: Mary Perzanowski, Christine Gates, Deanna Leone, Cynthia Vaughn, Eve Sage, and Kathleen Esposito. Not pictured are Brittany Crankfield, Linda Tabisz, Lynn Thomas and Marianne McKiernan.
At the AAMC table, clients had vital signs taken and their medical needs assessed. Some of the available resources included, dental care, vision screening, blood glucose screening, mental health services, pharmacy, HIV testing, smoking cessation referral, podiatry, primary care doctor referrals and medical exams.
Thank you to all who gave their time and talents to this community event — it is so wonderful to see the way it brings our community together. -Cynthia Vaughn RN, BSN, CAPA