Social Sciences professor comments on initiative to help homeless

23rd September 2014

Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Director of the Applied Research and Education Center, Melissa Fry, was recently quoted in a story by the News & Tribune about plans to fulfill the local homeless population’s medical needs.

Lifespring Health Systems, a company providing care for those with mental illness or addiction in 15 facilities in six counties across Southern Indiana, is hoping for support from the Jeffersonville City Council to fund a federally qualified health center. Operating on a sliding fee scale, the center would provide free services to patients at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Lifespring worked with a local homeless task force to determine the needs of the homeless in the community. Fry, a member of the task force, is studying community-based services for Southern Indiana’s impoverished population, and sees tremendous benefit in bringing a federally qualified health center to this side of the river. 

Read the full News & Tribune article by clicking here. 


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