Since the pandemic hit, six pop-up shelters for the unhoused have emerged in St Louis city and county. This major endeavor to move hundreds of people off the streets has created safe shelter, and amplified needs for health services. Incarnate Word Foundation has provided funding to the Build Missouri Health coalition, through the region’s COVID-19 response team, to underwrite the costs of electronic tablets, hotspots, and other systems to connect shelter staff to telehealth support systems.
Foundation’s support of health services outreach to the unhoused in the City of St. Louis.
By Martha A. Kirk.