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Surviving summer: how you can help fight homelessness

Surviving summer: how you can help fight homelessness

Once again, it's that time of year where the temperature starts to climb. For some, this means digging out swimsuits, running kids to baseball practice, and finally getting around to that family vacation.

For those without homes, summer brings a whole host of challenges. As the sun beats down on people with no shelter, dehydration, sunburns, and heat stroke are very real issues that make the hot, humid summer months a period of true survival.

CenterPointe offers aid in this fight for survival. CenterPointe's Street Outreach team supports homeless people who suffer from mental health issues and addiction. The ultimate goal is to bring these people into housing and treatment programs, but Street Outreach meets people wherever they are, be it in a soup kitchen or on the corner of a street.

Taking the initial step toward those in need is important and helps build a foundation of trust. Through donating items, you can help the Street Outreach team create connections that point those in need toward recovery. Items can be dropped off at CenterPointe's Administrative office any weekday at 2633 P St. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.