The homeless are very susceptible to illness. Sadly, many who are hospitalised are hit with a double-blow when discharged with nowhere to go.
Hospitals routinely discharge the homeless without good arrangements for accommodation or care.
One recent case highlights their plight. A homeless man was hospitalised with broken ribs after a fall. “He had poor mobility, hepatitis C and liver disease”, explained Rev. Crews. “After treatment for the ribs he was discharged. The only accommodation offered was a written list of boarding houses, but in a cruel twist of fate he was illiterate so unable to read the list.”
If it weren’t for The Exodus Foundation this homeless man would have gone from a hospital bed to a park bench. Thankfully your support enabled us to find him housing and give the specialised medical and social work care that he needed. It’s given hope where once there was none.