Lake City-based Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) works to bring food to local families and seniors through its Healthy HIP Packs Program, meal programs, and by advocating for our hungry neighbors.
This spring, HIP launched a new extension of its Healthy HIP Packs with the JustHealth program. JustHealth Recuperative Care provides people experiencing homelessness a safe, clean place to rest and continue to recover following a hospital stay. “Healthy HIP Packs have been an inexpensive and time-efficient means to supplement feeding our guests,” shared Natalie Sloan, JustHealth program coordinator.
This program brings together the expertise of Northwest Hospital, CareAge Home Health, Walgreen’s Home Infusion, Seattle Mennonite Church, and Seattle University College of Nursing.
Since launching in May of this year, the JustHealth team has hosted nine guests and three have been connected to stable housing following their stay. Guests receive daily nursing visits, healthy meals and connections to support services and housing.
Read more about the Just Health program in a recent article by Seattle University’s The Commons.