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Teaching the homeless about hepatitis A prevention

Posted at 6:05 PM, Jul 03, 2019

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — Care Bag Inc. started two years ago and it’s doing what it can to wash away the stigma of homelessness and help prevent the spread of hepatitis A.

For Care Bag founder, Rozanne Brown, the mission is simple, ”To care for someone without having to get something back.”

The project helps her honor the memory of her late daughter and father while helping an undeserved homeless community.

With partnerships in the St. Lucie County Health Department, they’re also helping prevent the spread of Hepatitis with free vaccinations at their mobile shower sites.

Health Department Representative Arlease Hall explains the seriousness of the problem in St. Lucie County, ”As of today we’ve had 23 confirmed cases of hepatitis A and in the past, we’ve typically had anywhere from one to two cases and that’s not every year, some years we’ve gone without any.”

Next week Care Bag Inc will be expanding into Palm Beach County with a new mobile shower unit to come soon after.