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We deliver HOPE.
A critical factor in the success of the Sulzbacher Clinics is the Sulzbacher Homeless Outreach Project Expansion (HOPE) medical outreach program. Started in 2000 in downtown Jacksonville, the HOPE initiative was expanded in 2008 to the beaches communities. The program utilizes trained medical outreach specialists to engage individuals who are living on the street. Clinical staff travels with the van to provide health and psychiatric services. The HOPE Team also distributes clothing, blankets, food, water, and basic hygiene items to the homeless. Transportation to the beaches clinic is provided for homeless persons that are unable to come to the clinic on their own.
We currently operate two HOPE teams. One works with the Sulzbacher Beaches Clinic and serves the communities of Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach. A second HOPE team serves the greater downtown area with the Sulzbacher Downtown Clinic.
Three additional HOPE teams were recently added in partnership with Changing Homelessness and the Department of Veterans Affairs. These teams are dedicated to meeting the needs of our homeless Veterans.