La Red Health Center Receives Award from Del. Comm. Foundation
(LtoR): Gene Louis, Chair of Tap Faith, Jim Martin, Director and Program Manager A.C.E. Peer Resource Center, William R. Allan, Delaware Community Foundation, Senior Vice President for Southern Delaware, Metetwa Shakur, LRHC Case Manager for the Homeless
GEORGETOWN, Del.-The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded La Red Health Center $50,000 to expand its comprehensive case management for the homeless program.
The DCF strives to find creative, sustainable ways to work together for the benefit of the community. Past collaborations have resulted in several permanent alliances and organizations that still serve Delaware.
LRHC's program aims to reduce the number of people on the streets and in emergency shelters, and to increase productivity and employment among homeless citizens in Sussex County.
The program provides individual case management assistance, housing placement, healthcare and life skills training. LRHC is working in collaboration with Tap Faith and the ACE Peer Resource Center.
An estimated 6,000 individuals are homeless in Delaware per year, with many more individuals and families at risk to experience homelessness.
LRHC's mission is to be a Center of Excellence, which provides quality patient centered care to the diverse members of our community.