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Two organizations work to make medical care accessible for the homeless



Jonesboro, Arkansas – The HUB Homeless Resource Center and ARCare are teaming up to make medical care easier for the homeless population.

ARCare is at The HUB twice a month offering rapid COVID tests, COVID vaccines, rapid flu testing, medication management, and more.

According to Kimberly Chase, executive director of The HUB, this opportunity has opened her eyes to the homeless population’s need for medical attention.

“Medical care is so easy for me,” said Chase. “I don’t think about it, but when I am sick, I call my doctor, I make an appointment, I get medication and that’s that. I don’t think about it being a challenge, but for homeless people, it is a challenge.”

When they are at The HUB, ARCare usually helps three to four people a day and then schedules follow-up appointments to ensure that their health is improving.

According to the director of the ARCare Foundation David Orr, their foundation takes pride in assisting everyone who may need it.

“ARCare is here to take care of the least, the last, and the lost,” said Orr. “What we don’t do is turn anybody away.”

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month, ARCare services are offered at The Hub.


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