Clinic tabling and visits serve people in the emergency shelter, VP hotel, and day shelter by attending to their health needs in a sheltered environment. We work in collaboration with the organizations and programs that run these locations to best support our clients.
As we initially worked to establish our organization, “foot health” was quickly identified as a major need. At foot care clinic, guests have their foot-care needs assessed by a trained nurse, can access podiatry services if needed, and are offered a warm foot-bath followed by fresh socks and shoes.
During street outreach we meet the unsheltered people of Madison where they live, and responding to their health needs with direct care. During street rounds, medically trained volunteers provide direct medical care, social support, and care coordination.
The purpose of encampment outreach 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.