ONE HEALTH EVENT AT DAILY BREAD OFFERING MEDICAL CARE TO THE HOMELESS AND THEIR PETS
MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Street Dog Coalition and the Brevard Health Alliance are joining forces on June 23 to care for lives on both ends of the leash. Partnering with the Daily Bread, medical services will be available at no cost to those living in homelessness at the Daily Bread Resource Center located at 815 E. Fee Avenue, Melbourne, FL 32901.
At the Daily Bread Homeless Resource Center, both these nonprofit providers will serve the homeless and their pets for free – providing health exams, vaccines, medication, preventatives, diagnostic testing, and other essential services for healthy pets and owners.
This joint event is in recognition of the Centers for Disease Control’s ONE HEALTH initiative, which emphasizes the interconnectedness of the health of animals, humans, and the environment. The CDC’s initiative focuses on Coordination, Communication, and Collaboration – all of which are represented by the June 23 event.
Please join us in supporting this event and celebrating the human-animal bond that is so crucial to all.
The Street Dog Coalition, Brevard Chapter
The Street Dog Coalition’s mission is to provide free medical care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness using a One Health approach to street medicine. Valuing unconditional love, compassionate activism, unbridled collaboration, and empathetic empowerment, The Street Dog Coalition is committed to protecting the human-animal bond and caring for lives on both ends of the leash. The organization’s team includes volunteer veterinarians, vet-techs, social workers, doctors, dentists, allies, and advocates including students in One Health fields of study. For more information, visit https://www.thestreetdogcoalition.org/brevard-county-fl.
Brevard Health Alliance, Inc.
Brevard Health Alliance, Inc. (BHA) is Brevard County’s only Federally Qualified Health Center. BHA provides extensive primary health care services to Brevard County residents regardless of their ability to pay. By offering services on a sliding-fee scale, BHA has provided primary care services, behavioral health services, limited dental services, diagnostic services, resource management services, pharmacy services, women’s health care, Hepatitis C and HIV services, extended hours pediatric walk-in care, and specialty referrals to Brevard County’s economically disadvantaged residents since March of 2005. To learn more, please visit https://www.bhachc.org/.
Working at the local, regional, national, and global levels, One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) One Health Office leads the agency’s One Health efforts in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/onehealth/index.html.
Daily Bread ensures that no one in Brevard County faces hunger or homelessness alone. For over 30 years, this organization has empowered, supported, and assisted those confronting financial challenges in our community. Feeding the hungry and the homeless is an important part of what they do but is not all Daily Bread accomplishes. They also help people to move forward in their lives, and for people experiencing homelessness, that means helping them find their way home. To learn more, please visit https://www.dailybreadinc.org/.