Name of Engagement

JMU's Godwin Hall collaborates with Open Doors To House Homeless During COVID-19 Pandemic

Description

During COVID-19 pandemic JMU's Godwin Hall is housing the homeless in collaborating with Open Doors and the City of Harrisonburg. DNR covered to story here: https://www.dnronline.com/news/coronavirus/jmus-godwin-hall-to-house-homeless-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_8c991f36-343e-53bb-bd94-64ad093d46f5.html

Healthcare for the Homeless Suitcase Clinic – The clinic is providing the COVID-19 screenings for guests accessing the Open Doors shelter temporarily being held in Godwin Hall. Medical care is also being provided as needed by our volunteer health care providers. Suitcase Clinic staff have been delivering over-the-counter medication packs with instructions to all of the shelters in Harrisonburg and are checking in with shelter managers twice a week, providing case management via the phone, and delivering medications to regular clients.

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Web Presence

https://www.dnronline.com/news/coronavirus/jmus-godwin-hall-to-house-homeless-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_8c991f36-343e-53bb-bd94-64ad093d46f5.html

Involvement

Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Harrisonburg/Local/VA

Date

March 30, 2020

Frequency

One Time Only

Existing Center/Institute/Program

no

Type of Partner

Government; Nonprofit Agency

Primary Focus of Program

Governance and Public Policy; Health and Healthcare

Community Partner Name

Open Doors

Begin Date

3-30-2020

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement

Format

Community Service

On/Off campus

On campus

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