[NEWS] Philly vaccination clinic launches at the Hub of Hope
From the Kensington Voice:
Matthew Ward is a preparer.
Having run his own contracting business for about 15 years, Ward is used to being in charge and keeping operations under control. But he didn’t plan to experience homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This was the most unprepared I’ve been in my entire life: food, everything, no finances,” said Ward, who grew up in Kensington and spent his early adulthood in Manayunk and Roxborough. “When the COVID hit, and then they had the shutdown, everything stopped. [There’s] a sense of fear and worry that comes in with that.”
When Ward received the COVID-19 vaccine last week, he felt a new sense of hope, he added.
Ward is one of 30 people to have received the COVID-19 vaccine at Project HOME’s Hub of a Hope, a daytime respite for people experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.