Homeless Receive Preventative Health Care

Santa Barbara’s homeless residents got three days of access to all kinds of preventive health care this week during the seventh annual Project Healthy Neighbors fair. The annual event is designed to provide area homeless — many of whom will be staying at Casa Esperanza between December and April — protection from viral and bacterial illnesses that commonly circulate in shelters during wintertime. By 10 a.m. Monday morning, 250 people had already made it through 12 different health stations. The fair is sponsored by the county’s Healthcare for the Homeless Program, private donors, and Direct Relief International.

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