Mobile Hope, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, works to change the Social Determinants of Health for children and young adults (24 years of age and younger) who are precariously housed, homeless and at risk, living in Loudoun County. We create pathways for this fragile, overlooked and often unacknowledged population to have access to daily essentials and life changing support.
Using the Social Determinants of Health framework (SDoH), Mobile Hope was created. Our At-Risk Youth Support Program has an overlying goal: to create stability and sustainability for those we serve.
What are the Social Determinants of Health? Source:www.cdc.gov/sdoh
*Access to Services
*Discrimination by social grouping
*Social and environmental stressors
Our program works to improve the SDoH for our clients by providing the following basic needs – needs that so many of us simply take for granted…even something as simple as having your own toothbrush.
Our services include:
* Emergency Food
* Hygiene and personal care items
* Medical and Dental Care Referrals
* Medicaid enrollment
* Housing referrals
* Financial Support and education
* Job seeking assistance and referrals
* Armed Services assistance
* Life Counseling and Emotional support
* Case Management follow up
* Transportation donations and support
We rely solely on the support of donors, volunteers and sponsors to fund our programs and to help us carry out our vital and needed mission.
We work in collaboration with:
*Loudoun County Public Schools
*the faith community
*the police department and other First Responders
*civic and community organizations
*safety net and social service providers
Mobile Hope was created in 2011 as an adjunct of the Mobile Health program operated by Inova Loudoun Hospital, under the leadership and direction of our CEO and founder, Donna Fortier, who was then Director of Community Affairs and Mobile Health Services.
While running the Mobile Health program, Donna became acutely aware of the growing problem of homeless and at risk young people with needs substantially exceeding healthcare. It became apparent that a much broader array of services would be required to address the needs of these homeless and precariously housed children and young adults.
She learned there was a significant void and therefore an unmet need offered to this overlooked population. After years of providing limited services under the umbrella of Inova Loudoun Hospital, Mobile Hope broke away to become its own 501(c)(3) in September 2014, to focus solely on this overlooked population.
We (or a member of our staff) are proud members of:
- Loudoun County of Chamber of Commerce
- Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Loudoun Human Services Network
- Blue Ridge Area Food Bank/Feeding America
- Continuum of Care
- National Association to End Child and Youth Homelessness
- Mobile Health Association
- Medical Reserve Corp
Our Training, participation and classes include
- Sex Trafficking
- Adult Protective Services
- CIT: Crisis Intervention
- Child Abuse
- Gang Awareness
- Domestic Violence
- Child Protective Services
- LGBTQ: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning
- Mental Health First Aid for Youth