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Houston To Host Event To Combat Homelessness

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HOUSTON, TX -- Houston's Healthcare for the Homeless will host an evening of art and music benefiting care for homeless Houstonians March 7 from 6 – 9 p.m. and tickets are still available. The event will be held at The Space HTX at 2005 Commerce St.

The event features food-truck inspired eats by high-profile chefs Monica Pope ("Top Chef Masters," Sparrow Cookshop) and Brandi Key (LMN Hospitality), art auction with pieces from Houston-based artists, and a private cooking demonstration package with Monica Pope, Healthcare for the Homeless said in a news release. There will be a raffle for a private cocktail party with Chef Brandy Key and LMN Hospitality in your space or in an amazing house in the Heights generously donated as the event space. And lastly, enjoy some boozy (or non-boozy) snow-cones by Yeti Sunshine, DJ Danny B, open bar, and complimentary valet parking.

The population of those who are homeless face an 86 percent higher diagnosis rate for general health issues and a 436 percent higher rate for mental health issues than the general public, according to the Annual Needs Assessment published by UT School of Public Health and Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston.

"All proceeds from the HeART & Harmony event support the work of Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston and efforts to combat homelessness through access to medical care, mental healthcare, addiction services, dental care, and comprehensive outreach programming. The event also supports HHH as a student-teaching site committed to fostering the next generation of healthcare leaders," Healthcare for the Homeless added.

Ticketing and event details can be found here

Art auction with pieces by: Jim Adams, Kristina Arscott, Mary Bradley, Carlie A Brown, Larry Crawford, Kelly Divine, Al Hiroms, Jiniso Laski, Angelica Montoya, Megan Murray, Christian Navarrete, Tony Parana, Erick Sandlin, John Whaley, Jr., Mike Zikogiannis, and Tina Zulu

Underwritten by: Houston Methodist, Community Health Choice, Hagans Montgomery & Rustay, Plains Capital Bank, FEL Group, Trustmark, HEB, Saint Arnolds Brewing Company, Steve Hartranft, Frances Isbell, Michel Muyelle, and Paige & Brad Taylor.

Board of Directors: Brad Roe (Chair), Steven Hartranft (Vice Chair), Paul Kummer (Secretary), Donique Williams (Treasurer), Chima Akpa, Sarah Aramburo, Shane Brace, Dr. Cynthia Calder, Ralph Crabtree, John Dickerson, Christine Keating, Claudia Meadows, Barrett Sides, Paige Taylor, Kevin Whelton (Chair Emeritus)

About Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston (HHH):

HHH touches the lives of one out of every four people experiencing homelessness in Harris County each year. They play an integral role in our community’s response to providing medical and dental care, mental health and addiction services and wrap around stabilization support for those affected by homeless. All care is provided at no cost to patients, all of whom are experiencing homelessness. The vast majority of those served have no form of health insurance; reimbursements from Medicaid/Medicare represent 1% of the annual budget.

It is truly community support that enables HHH to fulfill this important work. For the last 19 years, HHH has been on the front-lines working with and for those they serve using innovative approaches to address complex and intertwining health and social needs. From their humble beginnings as a two-exam room clinic in the corner of a crowded day shelter, they have emerged as Houston’s premier provider of homeless health and wellness services, combating homelessness by treating the root cause and the most pressing and costly consequence of being unhoused: poor health. Needed care is provided with the generosity of the community and various forms of grant funding.

Learn more at www.homeless-healthcare.org.

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