Street Medicine Outreach directly provides homeless community members in Camden with information about Project HOPE, a local primary care clinic for the homeless, and other community resources and services. The program also tries to provide direct support in getting identification and finding legal assistance, when possible. Street Medicine Outreach members also advocate for homeless services within the wider community in Camden. In pursuit of this goal, the group functions as a resource-gathering entity. Finally, Street Medicine Outreach seeks to increase the efficacy of efforts by collaborating with partner organizations and other pilot initiatives in order to find the best way to help the homeless community.
We welcome all CMSRU students and clinical faculty members to join our weekly outreach efforts. A mandatory in-person training is required for all volunteers, however, in order to participate in this service group and best prepare you for this experience.
Contact(s): Poyani Bavishi (M2), Jaimie Fan (M2), Charissa Gillette (M2), Marina Najjar (M2), Natesh Sudarshan (M2)
Contact E-mail: CMSRUStreetMedicine@gmail.com
Frequency: Saturdays 9am - 12pm
Location: Varies - we walk/drive throughout the community doing direct outreach.