Helping the Homeless
The Loyola Street Medicine program strives to serve both the medical and non-medical needs of individuals experiencing homelessness. This population disproportionately suffers from acute and chronic illnesses, mental illness, and trauma, and lacks adequate access to primary care providers. Additionally, the homeless community has been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding shelter-in-place orders. We are partnering with Housing Forward, an organization that has been working since 1992 to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability. They impact as many as 2000 lives every year.
Currently, we are working to deliver weekly breakfast meals, assemble hotel to home kits, and conduct virtual health education programming for Housing Forward’s clients. We are also providing healthcare to clients and assisting with daily COVID screening calls to help monitor clients’ health.
All donations will go directly towards meal deliveries, home goods for clients transitioning into permanent housing, hygiene products, and medical supplies. Thank you in advance for your donation!