In addition, this funding supports access to mental health counseling (to the underinsured and uninsured) not only to Union Mission clients but also to the community at large.
“ Unfortunately during this unprecedented time, Union Mission had to postpone and possibly cancel its major fundraiser, a major source of funding that supports these programs on a day to day basis,” said Mark Bennett, Union Mission Board member and Public Affairs & Community Investment Manager at Gulfstream.
As the homeless count continues to rise in our community due to COVID-19, there will be an increased need to provide emergency shelter and supportive services for individuals to reduce the impact of homelessness on the men, women and children of our community.
“Union Mission clients come to us with no home and lack stability surrounding all aspects of their lives,” said Patricia Youngquist, Executive Director at Union Mission.
Union Mission has cared for Savannah’s homeless community for more than 80 years offering emergency, transitional and permanent housing solutions to those in need.