Health Clinic For Homeless In Ocala, Florida. Beats $30,000 In Emergency Room Costs.

Central Florida nonprofit purchases 3,700 sq ft building for supportive services for our homeless.

http://www.ocala.com/news/20160705/ocala-abortion-clinic-building-sold-to-interfaith  

Just doing its part.

Over 4,000 homeless in Marion County. That's more like upwards of 8,000 or 12,000 if we identify our homeless youth.

And our region's homeless students.

$369,000 from philanthropic efforts within our community. $1 million investment from 2 years ago from a health care business.

These are community costs saved from emergency room visits. For medicine. Dental work. And prevention screenings.

And this kind of homeless service provider is doing its part. It's the right thing to do.

Even if we have to obtain property that used to be abortion clinics. And turn them into a lifeline for our homeless.

Take a permanent homes. Mix it with this kind of supportive community health care service.

At no emergency room costs.

This would be a coordinated, collaborative and community effort to rapidly rehouse our homeless into their own permanent homes.

And imagine what it can do for our homeless students. And our homeless youth.

Our greatest resource is right in front of us. Each other. Our communities. Our hospitals. Our nonpaid employees who work until 10 or 11pm at night.

That's what those doctors and nurses were doing every night. Without a paycheck.

It is never wrong to do the right thing.

Way to go Ocala.

There's no football or basketball team up there to talk about. Better than both of ours though.

Because we stink in basketball and soccer.

But way to go : )