Pisgah Health Foundation has approved a grant request from the Transylvania Public Health Department on behalf of the Haven Homeless Shelter in their COVID-19 Control Plan.
Clinical guidance control measures related to COVID-19 testing state the use of a voluntary isolation order for a tested individual until the test result returns. If an individual is positive, the isolation order is mandatory through the subsequent weeks until the individual is cleared clinically. Close contacts to a positive case also face a 14-day isolation order.
The Haven is designed to serve homeless individuals and families at a maximum of 34 people, with current utilization at 26. In these unprecedented times, The Haven has been identified as a self-contained facility in the community that is agreeable to assisting with the potential need to house individuals from the Haven. Having access to this facility is a crucial step in controlling the spread of COVID-19.
The approved grant request will fund basic costs associated with this plan, including bedding supplies, cleaning products, personal protective equipment, food, supplies, and laundry support. About Pisgah Health Foundation: The Pisgah Health Foundation is a public 501 (c)(3) charity founded in 2019, by a board of seven caring individuals focused on improving the health, wellness and lives of western North Carolina residents. The organization evolved out of the Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation. Pisgah Health Foundation’s drive is to improve health and wellness by addressing healthy opportunities in targeted social determinants of health areas including Health, Food Insecurity, Housing, Social Cohesion and Education. Board Members include Cathleen Blanchard; Dave Neumann, Esq; Jamie Ramsey, MD; Jeremy Purcell, Art Fisher; Jim Tyson, MD; Jim Wright, MD. Lex Green, CPA serves as President. To learn more, please visit pisgahhealthfoundation.org.