Portland Street Medicine

Mission

We provide holistic street-based medical care to people who are homeless, building trust and working together towards health and healing.

Bottom Line for Portland

As the only provider of street medicine in Portland, our collaborative teams of doctors, nurses, care coordinators and peers bring health care and survival resources directly to people living outside, where and when they need it most. In 2023 we’ll make over 6,000 care engagements with the houseless community, from simple blood pressure checks to mobile ultrasound care, from vaccination clinics to HIV testing, we’ll be out on the streets providing lifesaving care to our houseless neighbors. 

 

Core to our care model is the understanding that there is knowledge and wisdom that comes from lived experience. We are always learning from our community members who have lived experiences of homelessness, substance use disorder, and medical trauma.  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At PSM, we work at the intersection of health care and homelessness where white supremacy and profit-driven health and housing markets have harmed BIPOC communities for generations. Today we are critically challenging how racism, poverty, ableism and other oppressions function in medical and social service institutions, systems and patient-provider relationships. Practicing street medicine means reimagining what care can look like and holding one another accountable to co-creating a community where everyone experiences dignity, safety, belonging and justice.

 

Our equity work involves providing resources and trainings for staff and volunteers aimed at growing their knowledge and awareness to identify, name and interrupt harmful actions and dynamics related to racism, oppression and power. This year we are committed to building accountability across the organization, listening and learning from people’s lived experiences. 

Incentives

GIVE TO PSM >> WIN BIG GIVEAWAYS!!! We’ve partnered with five of our favorite local businesses who share our values and support our work to offer you a chance to win on these five giveaway days. *Note* These are not raffles! To win you simply give and if your gift lands on our target number, you win! 

 

11/17 SANDWICH ROYALTY GIVEAWAY: It’s always a great day for a tasty sandwich from Snappy’s! Make it even better by getting an amazing new tattoo by the fine folks at Atlas Tattoo. Tuesday, 11/17 is a BIG GIVE DAY! Donate $10 or more and Give!Guide enters you into a raffle to win one of four $250 Atlas Tattoo gift cards. On 11/17 the fist 20 donors who give $20 or more to PSM will receive a $20 Snappy’s gift card. Thank you, Snappy’s, for supporting PSM. 

 

11/23 BOOKWORM BONUS GIVEAWAY: Calling all bookworms! Wednesday, 11/23 is a BIG GIVE DAY! If you make a donation of $10 or more Give!Guide enters you into a raffle to win one of two $500 gift cards. To double down on your bookish luck, the 5th donor to give $50 or more to PSM on 11/23 will win a $100 Broadway Books gift card! Thank you, Broadway Books, for supporting PSM. 

 

12/7 HAPPIEST HOUR GIVEAWAY: Our favorite, friendliest and fantastic-est bar in town, Advice Booth, wants you to enjoy a round of drinks on them. Do you want to play drag bingo or trivia? Are you looking for the coziest patio to have a White Russian made with their house-made Kahluah? Or maybe vegan jello shots are your style? Advice Booth has it all! To win this giveaway, on Wednesday, 12/7 give $30 or more to PSM and be the 10th, 11th and 12th donor to win a $30 Advice Booth gift card. This is also a BIG GIVE DAY! If you make a donation of $10 or more Give!Guide enters you into a raffle to win up to a $500 New Seasons gift card. Get those groceries AND enjoy a drink. Thank you, Advice Booth, for supporting PSM. 

 

12/21 NATURE'S FINEST GIVEAWAY: Forest bathing anyone? Wednesday, 12/21 is a BIG GIVE DAY! If you make a donation of $10 or more Give!Guide enters you into a raffle to win a Trek Bicycle package. To double down on your love for nature, the 5th donor to give $50 or more to PSM on 12/21 will win a $100 gift card to Worn Path, our favorite local outdoor outfitter. Thank you, Worn Path, for supporting PSM. 

 

12/29 BURGER PARADISE GIVEAWAY: SuperDeluxe for the win! Let’s push for reaching our goal! It takes commitment to donate to PSM and you can celebrate your generosity by enjoying Portland’s best burger. On Thursday, 12/29 the first 20 donors who give $20 or more will receive a $20 gift card to SuperDeluxe. That's a lot of cheeseburgers (and fries and nuggets and milkshakes) all for you! Thank you, SuperDeluxe, for supporting PSM. 

$32,650 raised of $30,000 goal
391 donations
109% of Goal

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Year Founded: 2018

Tax ID: 824209837


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