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Morgan: Valley company aims to help homeless

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Homelessness is on the rise in Arizona. Maricopa County’s homeless population jumped a staggering 72% from 2017 to 2023. With nearly 10,000 people reportedly experiencing homelessness, we cannot ignore the scale of human suffering occurring on our streets, and that requires an all-hands on deck approach.

I’m proud my company, Nomi Health, hosted an outreach event on Oct. 21 in ‘The Zone’ in downtown Phoenix, where we provided 240 bags of essential items like non-perishable food, socks, water and hygiene supplies to people experiencing homelessness. It’s a step in the right direction, but we can’t solve this crisis alone.

Nomi launched a substance use disorder treatment and recovery clinic in Phoenix earlier this year. As a newer presence in the community, we feel it’s important that our mission for health equity transcend our clinic’s walls. And, we know healthy communities are made of healthy people, so we’re investing in the health and well-being of this community. We hope other local businesses will join us and contribute their expertise to help the people of Phoenix.