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HLTH 634


Title of project:Soldiers in Christ 247
Author:Simone Coleman
Problem/Need statement: Soldiers in Christ 247 is devoted to the homeless veterans who have mental
illnesses such as PTSD, TBI, Suicide, and even Depression. Other forms of illnesses can lead to mental
disorders as well such as substance abuse. Whichever situation caused them to get to this point today,
they need our help! Veterans dont have the support of family nor social support groups, so the Christians
who are Soldiers for Christ are going to encourage these veterans in need to become Soldiers in Christ.

1.Decrease number of homeless veterans in Prince George County
2.Increase the resources of food, shelter, clothing for homeless veterans
3.Decrease the amount of mental disorders diagnosed to homeless veterans
Objectives (for each goal):
1a. By the end of the 12 month program, there will be 65% of homeless veterans off the streets
of PGC and receiving 100% support and assistance for mental disorders measured through their
physiatrist log.
1b. Get homeless veterans mental stability through guidance of mental health professionals
1c. Offer informational sessions for homeless mentally disturbed veterans to attend
1d. Reach out to homeless veterans family members within churches to support
1e. Present the advtanges of being apart of the program, which will then increase the participants.
2a. Local food drives are held weekly so that the program has perishable items to cook.
2b. Clothes drives are held monthly at churches. As winter time arises coat drives are a must.
2c. By increasing the amount of resources, veterans will remain stable and healthy and can focus
on getting their mentality in better condition.
2d. By focusing on just their mental stability and not where they will sleep, eat, or get clothes
which will become less important, the veterans can use all their energy towards altering their
2e. Homeless veterans by the first week in the program will have shelter, a place they can bathe,
gain nutrients, and stay warm/cool.
3a. By serving homeless veterans with PTSD, the amount of diagnosed veterans will decrease
50% at the end of the program.
3b. By serving homeless veterans with risk of suicide, the amount of diagnosed veterans will
decrease 50% at the end of the program.
3c. By serving homeless veterans with TBI, the amount of diagnosed veterans will decrease 50%
at the end of the program.
3d. By serving homeless veterans with depression, the amount of diagnosed veterans will
decrease 50% at the end of the program.
3e. By serving homeless veterans with sexual traumas, the amount of diagnosed veterans will
decrease 50% at the end of the program.

HLTH 634

Sponsoring agency/Contact person: First Baptist Church of Glendarden( FBCG), Prince George
Health Department
Contact person: Simone Coleman
Program Coordinator
12345 Eastern Ave SW
Glendarden,MD 21485
(P)1-703-851-2665 (E)
Primary target audience(s):
Homeless veterans who are mentally disabled
Primary target key strategies (list for each audience):
However the disadvantage is the barriers that the veterans face. Although there are
benefits to receiving optimal healthcare, the veterans often have a challenge with taking the first
step to get assistance.
Secondary target audience(s):
Mental health professionals,nurses,churches
Secondary target key strategies (list for each audience):
Thes individuals have a job to complete. They are the audience toother health professionals in
promoting healthy vets
These are the individuals who can get the message across. Barriers being a licesened health
professional. Channels through communication of hospitals,health departments, and other
churches,emails, and radio broadcast.
Pretest strategy (trial of primary target message/channel):
Promote the Soldiers in Christ 247 to PWC community
Build methods
Show and discuss the concepts
Discussion of the program through channels
Theoretical foundation (model or framework and how to use it in this project):
I am using the Health Benefit model or the community level organization theory.
The health benefit program will tell why the veterans dont participate in programs
to prevent diseases, and then there is the community organization which does just
that, requires active participation to better evaluate and solve health and social
issues. Of the two, Community Organization Theories is the most significant in
modeling the key concepts to problem solving and making critical changes within
the community.

HLTH 634

Management chart:

12 months

12 months


Come, join,listen learn!

Responsible persons:

Homeless mentally diabled vets

Reach out to the communities to

gather the homeless veterans ,
get more staff to join, active duty
to join in the program
churches/Health department

Personnel:nurses,community members, FBCG church members, volunteers,emergency
staff(EMT), nurses of infectious disease, Mental health doctors,psychiatrist and psychologist.
Cost is free to register. The program is funded through the state government.
Transportation,supplies,and equipment is provided from FBCG, Prince George County
Health Department, and other health professionals offering their mental health supplies and
experience to the veterans of the PWC community.
Issues of concern/potential problems:
Scheduling enough staff on the shifts
Conflicts with active duty being available,work schedules of the hired staff
Policies and regulations with local church and organizations
Approvals of the used location
Lack of finances through government funding
Evaluation strategies:
Veterans will gain knowledge about the things that can be done and
happen once they get moral support. There will be opportunities for veterans to learn new skills,
understand new helpful medical treatments, and serve as a go to for other homeless veterans.
Medical assistance for their mental disorders will allow them to be content with how their lives
are now that theyve gotten medical support. There is a need for this program in more than just
one community, rather nationwide. There is an issue in the matters of whether soldiers get
assistance in mental health care after they are deployed.