Battle Creek Supportive Housing Program
Breaks Outreach Records

The annual Homeless Health Fair at Summit Pointe, a Supportive Housing Facility in Battle Greek, recently hit an all-time High in its outreach to the homeless population in Battle Creek. The program receives $76,000 in funding through HUD's Community Planning and Development Supportive Housing Program (SHP) annually.

Most recently, Summit Pointe hosted a Homeless Health Fair. This day long event conducted by Battle Creek's Homeless Coalition provided free transportation, a hot meal, health screening and flu shots to more than 160 participants, the most ever served in the three years since this event was started.

In addition, individuals received personal care items including 150 toothbrushes and toothpaste donated by a local dentist. A doctor was on hand to examine attendees' feet for potential problems, while others passed out 160 pairs of socks to protect and provide warmth during the long, cold winter months.

Content Archived: July 29, 2011