The goal of Genesis Home Health is to provide health education, free health screenings, and one-on-one mentoring sessions to the residents residing temporarily at the Genesis Home homeless shelter. We aim to give this population the foundation to become their own health advocates.
Many of the single mother families in this shelter face various barriers that prevent them from establishing permanent housing and continuous health care. Through health screenings and one-on-on mentoring sessions, we hope to help the residents work through individual obstacles and set personal goals of improving their health and their families’ health.
The health screenings help set a foundation for the volunteering physician, student, and Genesis Home resident to begin a series of mentoring sessions to ensure that the Genesis Home resident has the necessary support to make positive health changes, has someone to follow-up on their progress in meeting their goals, and has someone to talk to about the many obstacles in their lives.