COPIC's Employee-Hosted Silent Auction Raises Over $16,000 for New Stout Street Health Center

Denver, CO – Auctioning off experiences such as dinner with the CEO, and fly-fishing with General Counsel, as well as items donated by local businesses, COPIC’s Community Action Team raised $16,270 for Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, easily surpassing its $10,000 goal.

The money raised from the auction will benefit the new Stout Street Health Center. The Health Center is replacing the existing Stout Street Clinic, which lacks adequate space to effectively meet the complex health needs of an expanding homeless population, many of whom have never had access to medical, dental, vision or mental health care before.

The new Health Center will fully integrate patient-centered, trauma-informed medical and mental health care, substance treatment services, dental and vision care, social services and supportive housing to better address the spectrum of problems homeless patients bring to their medical providers. The new facility will increase integrated health care access for up to 18,000 individuals each year while providing supportive housing for 78 formerly homeless households. Specialized services for homeless children and families will also be incorporated.

“We are excited that the new Health Center and Lofts will immediately create a health care home for thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness in Metro Denver, as well as a real home for families and individuals currently living on the streets or in emergency shelters,” said John Parvensky, the president of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. “We are grateful that community leaders like COPIC have chosen to support this vital resource in the struggle to end homelessness in Colorado.”

“It’s great to see the whole company come together to reach a common goal. This event really demonstrates COPIC’s mission of improving health in the communities we serve,” said Helen Wilson, chair of COPIC’s Community Action Team. Past beneficiaries of COPIC’s Silent Auction have included Brent’s Place and Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic.

About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Since 1985, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless’ Stout Street Clinic has provided medical and mental health care for more than 100,000 homeless individuals in Metro Denver. The mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being and stability of those it serves. For more information, visit www.coloradocoalition.org.

About COPIC

COPIC’s mission is to improve medicine in the communities we serve by providing education to physicians, hospitals, and health care facilities and by advocating for accessible, affordable care. COPIC consists of COPIC Insurance Company, COPIC Financial Service Group, Ltd., and COPIC Medical Foundation—all of which work together as a diversified service organization that collaborates with key stakeholders and the broader health care community to foster innovation through the commitment of our employees. www.callcopic.com

Publication Details

Date: August 22, 2014

Source: 3rd Party

Author: Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Type: Press Release