JCHS Physician Assistant Students Volunteer for "1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians" Project

Sunday, January 01 2012

The JCHS Physician Assistant Program first-year students volunteered with for the "1,000 Homes for 1,000 Virginians Project" in January 2012. The project is a statewide initiative, led by the Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness, to house the 1,000 of the most vulnerable Virginians cycling between the streets, emergency shelters, hospital emergency rooms, jails and prisons.
Many of the students volunteered to survey the Roanoke area homeless population to obtain better information regarding the vulnerability of this group. The volunteers canvassed the streets of Roanoke City in the early morning hours, completing the surveys with the homeless, and providing them with McDonald's food gift certificates, donated gloves, hats, scarves, hand-warmers and socks. The survey will help bring more resources to the homeless population as well as placing 1,000 homeless Virginians in new homes. Pictured above is the entire JCHS Physician Assistant Class of 2013.