HealthNet's Homeless Initiative Program operates out of 2 locations:
3908 Meadows Drive (inside the Avondale Meadows Health & Wellness Center)
Phone Number: 317-957-2275
3908 Meadows Drive is temporarily closed to clients.
2944 Clifton Street
Services by appointment only
For appointments call: 317-957-2275
Monday: 12:30 PM - 3 PM (telehealth)
Friday: 8 AM - 11 AM (telehealth)
For Medical and/or CES appointments please call 317-957-2275.
Homeless Initiative Program Clinic Hours for Shelter Sites:
Julian Center Clinic Hours
Monday: 3 PM - 6 PM
Wheeler Center for Men (Lighthouse) Clinic
Monday: 8 AM - 11 AM
Wednesday: 1 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday: 1 PM - 4 PM
Wheeler Center for Women and Children Clinic
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (telehealth)
Thursday: 1 PM - 4 PM (telehealth)
Salvation Army Harbor Light Clinic
Tuesday: 1 PM - 4 PM (telehealth)
Thursday: 9 AM - 11 AM
Salvation Army Family Shelter Clinic
Friday: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
People's Health & Dental Center Clinic
First Thursday of the Month: 1 PM - 3 PM (as needed)
Helps homeless persons in Marion County reach a level of self-sufficiency consistent with their goals and capabilities for health and social well being.
Walk-in triage for emergency needs (non-medical)
Street and shelter outreach
Case management upon referral by triage staff
Mobile medical care in shelters, missions, transitional housing programs, streets
Employment training and placement by appointment
Special assistance for homeless veterans
We work in collaborations with other agencies to create a well-coordinated network of services.
Connect 2 Help: A resource that helps to facilitate between people who need human services and those who provide them.
National Alliance to End Homelessness: An organization committed to preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. By improving policy, building capacity, and educating opinion leaders, the Alliance has become a leading voice on this issue.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Assocation: The nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
Employment and Training
HIP's Employment and Training Team equips clients with pre-employment skills, job search tools, and access to computers, telephones, and fax machines to empower their career search. To strengthen this employment focus, Employment and Training staff develop solid relationships with educational centers and local employers to provide both career training and direct placement opportunities.
By creating successful partnerships in the community, HIP is able to provide an array of housing programs and options. This allows staff to find the best situations to support each client's needs as they reach new goals.
HIP's Case Mangers help client's with the process to become permanently housed. Case Managers assist clients with accessing health services, entitlement programs, links to employment and advocacy both before and after they are permanently housed. Case Managers often work side by side with the client in determinding the best suitable place to live based on budget and wishes. The Case Manager ensures that the client's needs are met in a compassionate and caring manner.
The Employment and Training Team plays a special role by administering the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, a special outreach supported by a grant from the Department of Labor. In this federally-funded program, the Employment and Training Team takes special responsibility to assist homeless veterans to find stable employment and housing.
HIP's Outreach Team goes out on the street to locate and engage those clients that are unable or unwilling to come in for services. By offering compassionate, regular support and essential needs, this team builds trust in order to respond when a client wants or needs to do something different. At HIP this begins with the clients walking in and talking with professional triage staff who assist them with immediate needs while supporting them as they connect with long term solutions.