Homeless Emergency Project
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The Homeless Emergency Project is one of the oldest and largest support programs for homeless and low-income residents in Pinellas County. HEP provides housing, food, clothing and other <a href="http://www.ethep.org/?page=statistics">assistance</a>.The group started in 1986. The HEP facilities now span five blocks in Clearwater's North Greenwood Neighborhood. HEP and its community partners provide case management, mental and medical health care, substance abuse treatment, dental care, education, transportation, food, job skills training, access to public benefits, legal aid and employment assistance. The group has spent $9 million in projects in the neighborhood including building an eight-unit family shelter, a 40-bed group home for veterans, a 16-unit apartment complex for people with disabilities, a 16-unit apartment complex for families with disabilities and redeveloped 18 single-family homes. The group converted garages into a 110-bed emergency shelter. Its facilities provide for 310 beds. The facilities also include a large commercial kitchen and cafeteria, a licensed child care center, a dental clinic, community center, retail and job training center and a bicycle repair shop.
1120 N Betty Ln, Clearwater, FL 33755
- Hours: By appointment
- Accessible: yes