by Christopher Stathis Recently, Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW) received a grant from the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara County, which has enabled it to treat a patient population it could not before reach. The grant is part of the Health Access and Care Coordination (HACC) project, whose mission is to [...]
by Pierre Kobierski It was February sixth, a rainy Monday morning in Isla Vista. I popped open my umbrella and walked to my car, excited to pick up Dr. Jim Withers at “Casa Jason” (the home of our Medical Director), where he stayed while in Santa Barbara. He greeted me at the door with a [...]
by Vivian Bui and Marina Najjar Dr. Vallee met with our team in Isla Vista Between harmonica practice with his blues band, surf sessions, urgent care shifts, and ski trips to the mountains, Dr. John Vallee can be found in our clinics, teaching eager students the ins and outs of medicine. Unlike many [...]
From KEYT.COM By: Alys Martinez Mar 04, 2017 SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - An elderly homeless woman in Santa Barbara was reunited with her three children after disappearing more than a decade ago. Kayannette Gabrielle went missing from her home in Valencia in 2006. Her son, Brett Hanlon reported her disappearance to the Los Angeles County [...]
By Matt Sumethasorn and Pierre Kobierski Doctors Without Walls' new Mobile Medical Clinic. If you've seen a large white van with the words “Santa Barbara Street Medicine” sprawled across the side, you've probably spotted our new mobile medical clinic. With a $65,000 grant provided by the Women's Fund of Santa Barbara, DWW was able [...]
By Pierre Kobierski I am always fascinated by the stories of those I meet on the streets of Santa Barbara. As I drove downtown on August 18th to meet Mark, one of our wonderful patients, I could not stop thinking of questions I wanted to ask him. When I arrived at our meeting spot, I [...]
By Marina Najjar “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. For most patients and volunteers that come through Doctors without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW), Lynn Matis is [...]
by Christopher Stathis Photograph by Vivian Bui On September 10th, the third annual Doctors without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine (DWW) Glow in the Park fundraiser took place at Elings Park. As DWW’s largest annual fundraiser, Glow in the Park aims every year to unite the Santa Barbara community under the vision of [...]
Interview with Santa Barbara Street Medicine’s Executive Director, Maria Long and Emergency Physician, Jason Prystowsky.
Cynder Sinclair focuses on the impact of Doctors Without Walls in this interview with Santa Barbara Street Medicine's Executive Director, Maria Long and Emergency Physician, Jason Prystowsky.
This bucketlist experience and field dinner, brought to you by the same experts of Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, is an inaugural balloon glow fundraiser at Eling’s Park to benefit Doctors Without Walls - Santa Barbara Street Medicine. Glow In The Park opens with a VIP Welcome Reception and tethered balloon rides for sponsors, followed by [...]