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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A second grant aimed at providing services to homeless people with behavioral health illnesses in Forsyth County has been given by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust.

The $822,870 grant was awarded to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to expand its Homeless Opportunities and Treatment project. The project was established in 2009 through funding by the trust.

The project offers free services primarily through Samaritan Ministries, the homeless shelter and soup kitchen at 1243 N. Patterson Ave.

The ministry assists in getting its temporary residents to appointments with doctors, mental health therapists and other members of the Wake Forest Baptist project team.

The project is part of the center’s contribution to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Ten-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness.

This article was written by Richard Craver and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.