Snowline's Outreach Team Delivers Care Backpacks to Homeless Veterans
A Partnership with ROADS Home of Sacramento
Last Friday, Snowline Hospice and The ROADS Home project partnered together to deliver care backpacks to homeless veterans in Sacramento. As a We Honor Veterans Level 5 Hospice, we strive to help as many veterans as possible regardless of location or income status. Snowline's Veteran Outreach Intern, Shanon, and Medical Social Worker, Caitlin, joined with the ROADS Home Outreach Coordinator Nate to deliver the care backpacks in the "skid row" of Downtown Sacramento.
ROADS Home is a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending the homelessness crisis among veterans and their families. ROADS Home provides immediate emergency shelter, meals, and employment programs for any veteran experiencing homelessness. Nate, ROADS Home Outreach Coordinator, took our Snowline team to various homeless encampments where our team gave backpacks and bins to those in need.
Along the way, our team toured Quinn Cottages and spoke to the staff about the need for care amongst our aging homeless population. In Sacramento County, there more than 1,000 people over the age of 55 who are experiencing homelessness, according to the latest federally mandated point-in-time count. The Volunteers of America also welcomed our team to tour their downtown office, where they temporarily house veterans and elderly in need. Finally, our team had the opportunity to speak with the Sacramento Police Department Impact Team's officers. The Impact Officers spoke heavily on end-of-life in the homeless community and the growing need for homeless hospice care.
As an organization, we are grateful to have had this opportunity to connect and help our community prosper. We are honored to serve those who have served us!