Welcome! This year, in partnership with Swet Studio and the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Emerging Leader's Board, I'm organizing a Row-a-Thon to raise money and awareness in support of Boston's homeless population. For every dollar donated, myself and an amazing team of rowers from Swet Studio will row 50 meters. If we hit our goal of $10,000, we're committing to row 500,000 meters on Sunday, January 21st, 2018 (and if we exceed our goal, we'll row those meters too)! Help us stand in solidarity with our community's most vulnerable by donating or signing up to row with us! To sign up for rowing classes, please visit EventBrite page here.
All proceeds will go to to support Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program across their 60 locations throughout the city.
The power of a your donations:
$10 - Provides two gift cards to emergency life essentials to someone in need
$25 - One month's supply of diapers to a family in a shelter or motel
$50 - A week of meals for a patient at BHCHP's Barbara McInnis House
$100 - A morning of vital case management services
$250 - Transportation to medical appointments for 50 patients
$500 - A morning of nursing care for a homeless veteran
$1,000 – Addiction and overdose is the #1 cause of death among the homeless population. $1,000 will provide one week of daily addiction support groups.
$2,500 – Our homeless patients who have lived lonely and solitary lives, look to us for compassionate and dignified care when they are at the end of their lives. $2,500 allows us to provide 24-hour bedside palliative care for a patient at the end of their life.
$5,000 – Our Street Team meets runaways, victims of abuse, the mentally ill, on the streets of Boston and cares for them. $5,000 will support two weeks of outreach medical care by a Street Team physician as they reach out to our most vulnerable and complex patients along back alleys, within bus stations, under bridges and countless other locations
Thousands of individuals find themselves homeless in greater Boston every year. Among them are chronically ill adults, veterans, families with school-age children, and the elderly. They are the people who stay in emergency shelters or motel rooms, eat in soup kitchens, or visit drop-in centers. They are also the men and women who find themselves on the streets, trying to survive in makeshift shelters under bridges, down alleyways, and behind city buildings.
Over 12,000 homeless men, women, and children are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to deliver the highest quality health care to some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.
About Swet Studio
Located at 480 Tremont Street in Boston's South End, Swet Studio is a community oriented fitness studio offtering classes in AntiGravity yoga, meditation and rowing. Swet Studio provides a wide variety of restorative and challenging programs utilizing small class sizes, personal coaching and a holistic approach to health.