The Love Wins staff has been blessed with an answered prayer. Meet Debra Tyson, MSN, RN! Debra is an Injury and Drug Prevention Nurse with Wake County Human Services, as well as working with their STD/HIV community program. How did we get so lucky?
Debra’s position is funded through a grant with Wake County, and she spends 20% of her time in her office, and 80% of her time physically in the outreach field working with people experiencing homelessness. Some of the services Debra provides include nursing assessments, minor wound care, basic first aid and assisting participants with connecting with community-based healthcare and resources. When she approached us about holding office hours here at the center as part of her outreach, we were overjoyed!
The community has received her with open arms. She holds office hours daily here at the center to follow up with existing clients, as well as taking new ones as problems arise. Sometimes our folks have problems and don’t know where to go or what to do about them, so Debra works closely with our Peer Support Specialist, Blu Honeycutt, as well as the Peer Support Specialists with Healing Transitions, to find programs and options for them.
We can’t tell you how happy we are to have a nurse here at the center. We are so glad that Wake County has seen the need for medical outreach, and that we can be a home base for her to do her excellent work out of. It is truly a match made in heaven and we’ll continue to keep you up to date with all of our new programs and services.
If you would like to help support Love Wins’ work, please help us with our pharmacy bill at Person St. Pharmacy so that we can get what we need to keep our folks well whenever we need it, or click here to donate.
If you would like to drop Debra a note of thanks and encouragement, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org