Saturday October 1st, HOC partnered with Emmanuel Brinklow Seventh-day Adventist Church to host the 2016 Health and Wellness Expo at the Silver Spring Civic Center. At the event, Nearly 200 community members received free clinical assessments and referrals. HOC staff were on hand to enroll attendees in HOC Academy programs, the Family Self-Sufficiency program and provide case management services. Staff also helped register people in need of stable housing on the HOC Housing Path wait list.
Attendees benefited from depression screening, blood pressure screening and diabetes testing, vision screening, pediatric dental services, cholesterol testing, nutrition counseling, teen health and men's health services. Social supports such as WIC and SNAP were also present to assist those in need of additional resources.
The event granted vulnerable families throughout the county access to health care and supportive services that they might otherwise not have received.