Funds will cover about 5 months of service costs
A hospital outreach program said in December it raised about $60,000 to go toward medical care funds for the homeless.
Meriter’s Helping Educate and Link the Homeless, known as HEALTH, raised the money in the final weeks of 2012 to help homeless patients get care in the Madison area; $10,000 came from a grant from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
“Getting needed health care can be a major challenge, if not impossible, for the homeless in our community,” said former Governor Jim Doyle, who serves on the Kaiser Family Foundation Board. “The HEALTH program is able to reach these patients who might otherwise be forgotten.”
In addition to the grant, an outpouring of support from physicians, employees and donors in the community helped raise $36,682.45 during a matching gift challenge in December, resulting in $46,682.45 with matching dollars.