THURSDAY | FEB 15, 2018 | 7:30-9:30 pm
If you’re homeless and told that you have an incurable and deadly illness that will render you less and less capable of surviving on the streets—what happens to you? INN Between Program Director, Matilda Lindgren, will lead us in a discussion of the remarkable events that can happen when a hospice such as theirs intervenes.
Home of Elizabeth and Mark England
1194 S. 500 E., SLC, UT
Please come in the back door if you arrive late.
The INN Between opened on August 17, 2015 to end the tragedy of about 50 people dying on Salt Lake City area streets annually. As the first hospice for the homeless in Utah, and the United States, The INN Between is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable place where Utah’s homeless men and women can experience the end of life with dignity, receive professional hospice services, and be surrounded by compassionate people who care.
The INN Between houses some of the the most medically frail homeless individuals in our community, lessening the human suffering visible on our city streets. By ensuring that their residents have proper medical care, The INN Between virtually eliminates unnecessary 911 calls, saving Salt Lake City and the community hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
We will explore the inception of the INN Between, its mission, and some journey’s of those who have passed through it’s doors.
Once, homeless herself for a time, Matilda became aware of the INN Between and began volunteering there. Eventually she joined the staff and became Program Director.
Matilda’s story of how she came to this place of holding the hands of the homeless as they travel between life and death is a remarkable one. One that you’ll have to come to Think Again if you want to hear.