STREET CORNER CARE
Bringing hope and healing to SAN DIEGO
street corner care
In 2017, at the peak of the Hepatitis A pandemic within the homeless community, the Ladle launched a medical ministry to not only care the those living on the streets, but we found that many low-income seniors needed navigation through the complexities of the health system. Street Corner Care was designed as a street medicine project, staffed with an all-volunteer medical team and students from local universities.
San Diego’s persistent homelessness crisis has fueled rapid growth in community street medicine programs dedicated to bringing health care and social services to unsheltered people. Street Corner Care is staffed by providers who volunteer their time. Typically on Saturday mornings, a team seeks out and offers care to people residing in places not intended for human habitation. Health professionals provide education, health screenings, and advocacy for those who may feel abandoned by the healthcare system. Do you know of a medical professional looking for a way to share their skills? This is a unique opportunity to service and give back to the community.
We are grateful for the team providers who have been with us since 2017 and those in-between. Our university students come to learn from like-minded peers who are faithful and do a terrific job. Together our services provide vital care and a hands-on learning experience while developing trusting relationships with our neighbors.
Director, Street Corner Care