Our mission is to be the frontline of improving health care of homeless people in Portland.
Bottom Line for Portland
During our six-month pilot in 2018, we provided primary care and referrals for urgent and specialty care to 500 people living on the streets in Portland and in homeless camps. We expect to more than double that in 2019 with expanded street outreach teams.
“This work is important because people are suffering on our streets, they’re dying from things we can prevent, and they’re having experiences that are traumatic and hurtful. They need support and Portland Street Medicine provides it.” —Volunteer social worker