Leanne and Michelle held their public health sticker in front of the Metropolitan Ministries centre. Metropolitan Ministries is a place where those in need can go and recieve help, it's basically a safety net for individuals that are much less fortunate. We chose this location because we felt it portrayed the very things public health encompasses. For the past 35 years Metropolitan Ministries have found ways to help homeless families and hungry people. Some of the services they provide are: residence services, counseling, health and nurtitional services, youth programs, sobriety recovery, employment services, money management, as well as an adult education - GED program.
Metropolitan Ministries represents many public health issues as can be seen above. The main public health issue they deal with is helping those in poverty. Although it may be difficult to notice the high amount of people in poverty there are many and Metropolitan Ministries go out of their way to help those in need. They have a great volunteer opportunity for those that are interested in helping them fight homelessness and hunger in the Tampa Bay community. With U.S health care being a problem in the U.S today they do their best to make sure that those without a living facility or care are able to live. This is important because without the many needs Mertropolitan Ministries covers, many more in the Tampa community would be suffering. Further, this is an important issue because through this organization the census bureau can count some of the homeless to include in their numbers for the population of our community. In general, Metropolitan Ministries are doing thier part to help the public health issue of homelessness and hunger.