Saint George’s Does Much More Than Feed the Hungry
You have read on these pages of St. George’s feeding program for the poor and homeless folk of northern Palm Beach county… Hot lunches and dinners are served five days a week, with take-out lunch on Saturdays.
You have read about showers on Thursdays and foot washings on Fridays. You have also read about Visiting Nurses coming monthly to monitor the health of our guests. But there are many more services offered at St. George’s Center.
1. MAILING ADDRESS. Suppose you were homeless… Where would you get your mail, especially if you couldn’t afford the rent on a mailbox at the Post Office? St. George’s answers that question for over 100 individuals. Those who use this service list the St. George’s mail box as their address and pick up their mail from the Center office. A terrific problem solved. Especially important if you are waiting for something like a disability check or word from your family.
2. HOMELESS DECLARATION. If you are homeless, you may receive health care at local hospitals providing that you have been declared homeless by the federal government. An application must be filed, of course, for this to happen. The staff at St. George’s Center file about 140 of these each year on behalf of its guests.
3. FOOD STAMP APPLICATIONS. Persons whose incomes are at or below the federally declared poverty level are entitled to receive U.S. federal food stamps to assist in the purchase of necessary food items. Of course an application must be filed. St. George’s Center files over 60 of these on behalf of our guests each year.