INDIANAPOLIS - A facility that is the first of its kind in Indiana is now open and helping hundreds of homeless get back on their feet.
The new Eskenazi Health Pedigo at Horizon House health center opened Wednesday night in Indianapolis.
It’s one of only a few centers in the entire country that offer mental health, primary care and day care for the homeless population - all free of charge.
"The Eskenazi Health Pedigo health center is the key to providing a holistic approach for our homeless neighbors," Horizon House board president Buddy Faulkner said. "From street outreach to medical and mental health services, Horizon House is able to provide the needed care to assist our neighbors and give them hope on their journey to gaining sustainability. We are grateful for the partnership with Eskenazi Health."
Officials said more than 3,000 people are expected to use the facility.
"People experiencing homelessness are far more likely than others to have both mental health and physical health problems. Integrating primary and behavioral health care, as Eskenazi Health is doing in its expanded Horizon House location, is crucial for resolving these complex situations," National Health Care for the Homeless Council executive director John Lozier said. "Congratulations to Eskenazi Health Pedigo, Horizon House and Marion County for implementing this best practice in the struggle to end homelessness."
Horizon House is located at 1033 E. Washington St.
Star Trek convention kicks off
Science fiction fans of all ages will be attending Starbase Indy this weekend.
Dogs, cats discounted on Black Friday
Black Friday shopping is not all just clothes and toys. Many people took advantage Friday of a deal on dogs.
Colts player proposes to girlfriend
Colts Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson used his bye week to propose to his girlfriend.
Top 6 things to do this weekend
Now that that Thanksgiving is over, there are plenty of events this weekend to prepare you for the next holid
Multiple crashes snarl I-65 north & south splits
A jackknifed semi trailer is blocking lanes at the north split at I-65 and I-70.