Over 3oo From Our Homeless Community Served!
The Good Sam Friday Homeless Clinic Program
To restore hope for our homeless neighbors, two years ago our staff and volunteers launched the Friday Clinic, our name for a day dedicated to serving the homeless exclusively. The Friday Clinic is an example of the Full Circle of Healthcare in action as each patient receives a complete medical, dental and mental health assessment. After a thorough evaluation, a tailored treatment plan is mapped out. A patient, on any given Friday, will experience up to four encounters with a healthcare professional. Not only does our staff provide the medical and dental expertise, but we also provide bus service to pick up each patient at different locations around the city. Upon arriving at Good Sam, each patient receives breakfast followed by the needed medical and dental care. Any needed blood work and diagnostics are ordered and arranged. Then medicines are dispensed from our onsite pharmacy. A “hygiene kit” is provided to each patient.
In 2017, through a generous gift, we were able to purchase a new fifteen passenger van. This van’s purpose is to provide transportation for our homeless patients every Friday to and from our clinic. Several times throughout a Friday, our van, driver and a member of our staff make the trip to various points within the city picking up homeless friends. After they have received full circle of care, we provide them a ride back to their points of pickup.
In the video below, you can take a tour of the Good Sam Shuttle!
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Friday Clinic is a wonderful day, but it is a labor of love requiring significant resources to sustain and grow this program. We need your help to continue offering the Full Circle of Health for our homeless neighbors! In 2018, the cost to run this program is $409,000 to serve our homeless patients. With your help, we can continue to invest in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.
Below is a list of items always being accepted for our homless patients. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to drop off items. Thank you!