July 15, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

‘Doctor’s Office on Wheels’ Homeless and Those at Risk of Losing Homes

Venice Family Clinic launches mobile clinic van aimed at preventing homelessness

By Chad Winthrop

A Venice non-profit has launched a ‘doctor’s office on wheels’ for individuals experiencing homelessness and those at risk of losing their homes.

On January 18, Venice Family Clinic announced a mobile clinic van for homeless families and individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their homes.

“Until now, Venice Family Clinic’s nine street medicine teams, which work in partnership with homeless service providers to get people housed, relied on backpacks filled with medical supplies and equipment to provide on-site care to people experiencing homelessness. With a generous donation from The Barry and Wendy Meyer Foundation, the street medicine teams will have a clinic on wheels that brings the privacy of a medical office to their patients,” the clinic–which serves serves 27,00 people in the LA-area–said in a press release.

In addition, Venice Family Clinic will use the van to partner with local agencies that serve parents and their children who are unhoused or at risk of homelessness. The allows for more extensive on-site health care services, including drawing blood and obtaining other samples for tests. They will also be able to provide vaccines, rapid HIV and Hepatitis C testing on-scene as well as medically assisted drug and alcohol treatments.

“With the mobile clinic van, we can bring our comprehensive model of care to more people in need at our partners’ shelters, transitional living programs and access centers,” said Coley M. King, DO, director of homeless services. “We will be able to treat a wider range of medical needs immediately and in the field, saving some patients a visit at the Clinic, and they will have the safety and dignity of meeting with us privately.”

in News
Related Posts

Summer at Annenberg:Swim Daily and Watch the Sunset

July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024

By Susan Payne A unique, inclusive community destination along the Pacific Coast Highway of Santa Monica is inviting you to...

This Homeless Santa Monica Resident Saved a Teenage Girl From a Vicious Attack

July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024

City Council’s Commendation for Wilker Was Made at Its Most Recent Meeting on July 9 By Zach Armstrong Santa Monica City...

THIS WEEKEND: Third Annual SWIRL SurfSkate Festival

July 12, 2024

July 12, 2024

It Will Feature an Expanded Carver Ramp Setup With New Elements. The Day Concludes With a Live DJ Set by...

Pizza Girl’s First Brick-and-Mortar Shop Opens Along Venice Beach

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

Its Owner, Caroline D’Amore, Has Made Several Film Appearances, Modeled, and Toured Internationally With Paris Hilton as a DJ By...

(Video) Renowned Soprano Singer to Make L.A. Homecoming at Broad Stage

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

Golda is scheduled to perform on July 13 at 8 p.m. @yovenicenews This Saprano singer is set to take the...

Reward Offered for Information on Abused German Shepherd Found Near Malibu Creek Canyon

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

Groups Seek Justice for Argon, Dog Discovered with Zip-Tied Mouth and Neck In Defense of Animals and Peace 4 Animals are...

Council Approves Five-Year-Plan to Improve Big Blue Bus Services

July 11, 2024

July 11, 2024

The Initiative Aims to Expand Operating Hours, Improve Connectivity, and Create More Frequent Service By Zach Armstrong A five-year plan from...

Marina del Rey Supermarket to be Sold Under Merger Plan

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

The Sale Is Intended to Satisfy Regulators By Zach Armstrong The Pavilions supermarket in Marina del Rey, located at 4365...

Tartine Bakery Opens Venice Beach Location

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

A Throng of New Menu Items Are Exclusive to Tartine Venice By Zach Armstrong After more than two decades of...

LAPD Detectives and LASD Collaborate to Nab Group Responsible for Over 30 Residential Burglaries

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

“Reflector Vest Crew” Burglary Suspects Arrested in Los Angeles In collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes...

Santa Monica Artist Dave Quick’s “Return from the Burn” Exhibition to Open at Bergamot’s Lois Lambert Gallery

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

Pre-Burning Man Showcase Features Kinetic Art and Sculptures Coated with Playa Dust, Opens July 13 With upwards of 80,000 attendees,...

LAFD Fire Truck Visit and Storytime at Venice Library

July 10, 2024

July 10, 2024

The event is part of the library’s Reading Challenge series and is designed for kids The Los Angeles Fire Department...

Venice Oceanarium Seeks Volunteers for Weekly Marine Science Pop-Up

July 9, 2024

July 9, 2024

The Exhibit, Located on the Venice Pier, Features an Array of Oceanographic Displays, Including Rare Specimens, Shark Jaws, and Historical...

Newly Built Five-Bedroom Home on Mountain View Goes for $5.3M

July 9, 2024

July 9, 2024

A custom sliding door in the upstairs hallway leads to a staircase ascending to a 1,200-square-foot rooftop patio A prestigious...

(Video) Newly Rebranded Santa Monica Hotel Shines a New Light on the Neighborhood

July 9, 2024

July 9, 2024

The Revitalized Business is Also Available For Events @yovenicenews The newly rebranded Santa Monica Hotel casts a new light on...