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The Homeless Health Initiative (HHI) is a volunteer health outreach program that provides free healthcare and health-related services to families living in local emergency housing shelters. Dedicated volunteers from HHI offer free, high-quality medical and dental care, health education, and other services to shelter residents in the Philadelphia area.
SPARK (Safe Physical Activity & Recreation for Kids) is a weekly fitness and nutrition program for children, empowering them to make healthy choices during their time in shelter and beyond. Volunteers receive ongoing supervision and support from program leadership to facilitate a structured trauma-informed curriculum that provides opportunities for fun play while learning healthy lifestyle choices.
In this role, HHI volunteers are expected to assist SPARK group leaders to facilitate programming activities by:
Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Every other Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursdays, 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
In this weekly, hourlong discussion workshop, parents/caregivers can talk with pediatric healthcare providers about common health topics.
The Kids Art Program is a therapeutic weekly program for children living in shelters.
In this role, HHI volunteers assist Women’s Wellness group leaders to facilitate programming activities.