Street Medicine is the term used to define a collaboration of professionals who deliver health care and related services directly to people living and sleeping on the streets and in austere environments.

The term Street Medicine was coined by pioneer Dr. Jim Withers, one of the leaders in the movement, and one of the inspirations behind the creation of Doctors Without Walls-Santa Barbara Street Medicine.

The Application cycle for 2021-22 volunteers is closed.

STREET MEDICINE OUTREACH

The locations, date and times below are subject to change without notice.

TUESDAY VAN ROUNDS

8AM – 10AM The DWW Van will be utilized to carry a Street Medicine Outreach team to local areas such as Leadbetter Beach, Chase Palm Park, East Beach and Dwight Murphy as well as other areas we have been notified of needing assistance. Remainder of Tuesday rounds stays the same.

11AM – 1230PM On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, the DWW Van and a Street Medicine Outreach team will be available to assist our clients alongside Showers of Blessings at The Commuter Lot at Carrillo & Castillo Sts.

11AM – 1PM On the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, the DWW Van and a Street Medicine Outreach team will be available to assist our clients at the Mental Wellness Center at 617 Garden St.

WEDNESDAY PARK CLINIC

5PM – 630PM The DWW Street Medicine Outreach Team will be at Pershing Park located at the corner of Castillo and Cabrillo Streets. This team will stay out as weather and light permit but no longer than 2 hours.

THURSDAY VAN ROUNDS

10AM – 12PM The DWW Van and the Street Medicine Outreach team will be available to assist our clients alongside Showers of Blessings at St. Athanasius Church at 300 Sumida Gardens Lane.

THURSDAY PARK CLINIC

530PM – 630PM The DWW Street Medicine Outreach Team will be at Alameda Park located at the corner of Micheltorena and Anacapa Streets. This team will stay out as weather and light permit but no longer than 2 hours.

FRIDAY MOBILE CLINICS

830AM – 1030AM On the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, the Women’s Free Homeless Mobile Clinic will be at The Rescue Mission. Medical, hospitality and clothing are available in a socially distant format. The Rescue Mission is at 535 E. Yanonali Street.

FRIDAY VAN ROUNDS

11AM – 1PM On the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month, the DWW Van and the Street Medicine Outreach Team will be available to assist our clients alongside Showers of Blessings at St. Michaels University Church at 6586 Picasso Rd. in Isla Vista.

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