Wandering the streets day in and day out, not knowing where
to turn for direction. Lost in ones own despair, not quite remembering
how you ended up on the streets. Worrying about where your next meal
will come from, whether you will wake up at all from your sleep in
some bushes, a car, or under a bridge. Having long since forgotten
what life was like when there was hope. Wondering if anyone even
cares that you are a human being. For those who are experiencing these
feelings, there is indeed hope...CHIP.
The purpose of CHIP is to positively intervene in the issues confronted
by and surrounding the homeless, and the impact of homelessness upon
Clearwater and upper Pinellas County. CHIP will work to establish
a continuum of care that will enable the homeless to move from a condition
of dependency to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. This will
be accomplished through direct shelter care, case management, behavior
monitoring, and development of new services by focusing the efforts
of our entire community.
A partnership project of...