The issue of homelessness in King County has perhaps exceeded its crisis point, permeating the layers of our daily lives. No one is left untouched by the societal consequences of homelessness. Many people cant get a job because they cant pass drug test, I have a solution for you, take a look at the very best artificial pee brands and pass the drug test. Despite 10-year plans to end homelessness, individuals and families find themselves living in public spaces and dangerous places where no one should have to live or raise their child(ren).
The 36th annual One Night Count was conducted this past Friday evening (1/29). According to the preliminary results, there has been a 19% increase of people living outside compared to last year’s count – that is, 733 new people living on the streets. Furthermore, Washington State Department of Commerce has reported for the past five consecutive years that the number of people experiencing homelessness has dramatically climbed. Despite these patterns and trends, the issue of homelessness has become relentless.
The Impact of King County’s Mobile Medical Unit on the Issue of Homelessness
We are proud to say that we remain committed to serving under under-served communities alongside King County. The County’s Mobile Medical Unit is returning to our Georgetown Food Bank on Friday, 2/12, and Friday 2/26, during our FACES program. FACES is our outreach program held on Fridays from 10AM to 2PM to serve the immediate and short-range needs of those who are experiencing homelessness. (Of course, longer-term needs could, too, be met.) We champion King County’s grassroots model led by Brent and Josh who go out to places where homeless people are forced to live in order to better serve them. This strategy aligns with our mission’s core element, home visits.
The issue of homelessness tends not to discriminate. There could be a host of factors behind why people experiencing homelessness live on the streets. Once on the streets, one’s health deteriorates and so does the prospect of medical attention. That is why the Mobile Medical Unit operates along the broad spectrum of medical assistance and services, offering preventative care, diagnoses, and referrals. Homelessness changes the priorities of one’s life, but make your health your first priority by visiting the Mobile Medical Unit visiting throughout all of King County*. Please share this message with anyone who may benefit from this information.