New Mobile Outreach Vehicle to Assist NKY Homeless Population
The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky launches its new medical RV this week with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday.
The organization received funds from Impact 100 worth $104,000 last year. The grant allowed the Welcome House to purchase a mobile outreach vehicle, medical equipment, and various food and hygiene supplies.
Currently, much of the outreach for medical and service coordination targeting the region's homeless population takes place at shelters, street corners, and encampments.
“We know there are many individuals and families who are homeless living outside urban areas who do not have transportation to medical and service coordination offered in urban settings. It was from this knowledge that Open Door was launched,” said Danielle Amrine, CEO of Welcome House.
The ribbon-cutting is set for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Welcome House's offices at 1132 Greenup Street.
Programs at Welcome House address the variety of needs of those living in poverty or on the verge of homelessness. In 2017, Welcome House expanded their services to include homeless street outreach. The homeless outreach team, called Open Door, is composed of three members – a Kenton County/Campbell County Outreach Worker, a Boone County Outreach Worker, and a registered nurse.