Compassionate Care for People Experiencing Homelessness in the Madison Area
Madison Street Medicine Initiative
The Madison Street Medicine Initiative (MSMI) circle focus is meeting the unsheltered people of Madison where they live, and responding to their health needs with direct care and advocacy service. During weekly street rounds, medically trained volunteers provide direct medical care, social support, and care coordination to people experiencing homeless in Madison. MSMI volunteers currently serve on Thursday evenings from 5 PM – 8 PM.
Care Connections (CC) is a sub-circle of MSMI. The purpose of CC is to help the population we serve better navigate the healthcare system, build trust with their providers, decrease fear of judgement or mistreatment at clinical appointments, increase health literacy, and promote adherence to treatment plans. CC volunteers currently serve on Monday evenings at McPike Park, Wednesday mornings at the Highway 30 bridge and Wednesday mid-mornings at Safe Haven.
Foot Care Clinic
The Foot Care Clinic (FCC) circle focus is to provide essential foot care, socks, and shoes to people experiencing homelessness. FCC is a monthly service that takes place on Saturdays from 9 AM – 12:30 PM at The Beacon. Upcoming Foot Care Clinics are October 10th, 2020 and November 14th, 2020.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) is a survey developed by MACH-OneHealth volunteers and staff. The purpose of CHNA is to identify barriers to healthcare that individuals experiencing homelessness face. The survey data is then used to modify our approach to serving our clients.