October lunchtime meals served: 6,706 Other meals served: 328 Number of volunteers: 243 Church and 12-step attendance: 264 Bible study attendance: 127 People who got a shower: 92 People who did laundry: 152 People who got haircuts: 47 Hygiene items given out: 99 Our resource center served 1,276 individuals in over 64 areas, including assistance with housing, rent, utilities, prescriptions, transportation, resumes, medical exams, GED classes, and obtaining identification.
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Triage Days are held so that the Feed My Sheep clients can have a chance to visit with any service provider they might need all under one roof. Regular Triage participants include MHMR, Veterans Homeless Healthcare, Families in Crisis, In the Zone for Veterans, Prevent HIV/AIDS Council (free AIDS/HIV testing), Workforce, Indigent Healthcare, United Healthcare, Cenikor (Drug & Alcohol foundation), Housing, and Goodwill Learning Center. In June we welcomed the Bell County Crisis Intervention Unit and Family Promise as first-time Triage Day participants.
Triages are held every other 3rd Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:30.
The following is an excerpt from a Temple Daily Telegram article about the Bell County Crisis Intervention Unit: Deputies Juanita Harris and Daryl Coleman were at Feed My Sheep representing Bell County Crisis Intervention Unit. The purpose of the Crisis Intervention Unit is to help those experiencing a mental crisis, connecting them with the assistance they need and keeping them out of jail. Those who do end up in jail for committing a misdemeanor are visited by deputies who will try to determine if the crime was committed while the individual was experiencing a mental crisis, Coleman said. “We can get in touch with hospitals that can help these people get back on their medication or get them the help they need,” he said. Most of the crimes committed by the mentally ill are criminal trespass, theft and evading arrest, Coleman said. “If they see the police, their first reaction is to run … some are so bad off they’re not aware of their actions,” he said. “They’re just listening to the voices in their head.”
Here is a link to another article printed in the Temple Daily Telegram about Feed My Sheep and some of the services it helps provide. http://m.tdtnews.com/news/article_e2b5af4a-490b-11e5-a276-cb7dc2832998.html?mode=jqm