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Welcome to the Duffy Blog

July 23, 2012  |  By Heidi Romans Nelson, CEO Duffy Health Center

Welcome to the first edition of our Duffy Health Center blog! If you know us, we hope to deepen your understanding of and connection to Duffy Health Center. If you are new to Duffy, we hope to bring you closer into our circle.

Our mission is simply stated: to prevent and end homelessness through health care. In our 15 year history, we have brought health, hope and home to thousands of Cape Codders who needed a hand up. Last year, our first year in our new building, we served almost 3200 people. Many find that amazing – how can it be that there are so many people experiencing homelessness on beautiful Cape Cod?

We have done a great job in recent years, decreasing the number of people who are homeless and wandering our streets with no place to go. With our community partners, we weave a web of support around our patients, helping them to find and keep their homes. But there are many people who live 'on the edge' in Barnstable County, in fact our poverty numbers have doubled in the last six years to over 22,000 people. We have a lot of work to do!

Duffy Health Center thanks you for your support and your attention to our work through new media. We will use this little corner of the internet to introduce you to staff, patients, board and other friends of Duffy, and ask them to share their thoughts about what we do. Subscribe to our blog via RSS or email. Or, learn more about our much needed services and programs and how you can help us make a difference. LIKE us on Facebook where we have photos and highlights of our life at Duffy.