Chicago Street Medicine
Deliver just and loving care while growing knowledge in our community for the good.
We are a young organization, but we are rapidly growing. In the past two years, we have worked with more than 100 patients and 100 providers, we have expanded operations to two medical school chapters, and we have more chapters in development.
Our goal is to transform the city of Chicago with student-driven street medicine. We strive to care for patients and educate healthcare professionals about the challenges of homelessness, and the complexity of caring for patients who no longer trust the traditional healthcare system. There is a 32-year disparity in life expectancy between the chronically homeless and the general US population - that's unacceptable in our city. We're working to change that, by bringing compassionate care to the people on the streets.
And when the white coat is removed and we step out of the clinic, we are reminded of our own humanity. In caring for the vulnerable, we see ourselves in their eyes, and we remember why we got into healthcare in the first place. Not to treat symptoms or monitor numbers in a computer- to help people.
The donation levels to the right are indicators of impact level (i.e. an example of how far your donation will go.) We may not use the funds precisely as defined by the description, but we will always use the funds to best benefit our patients.
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