They wanted to develop service-learning initiatives that would benefit both the homeless people of Milwaukee and our medical students.
The students surveyed different shelters in the Milwaukee area to figure out what services they needed.
The needs assessment showed that our current connection with Milwaukee community partner shelters is important. It also showed that the HOME Project should be established.
Established services in the project currently include the
Cream City Gardens by the Guest House,
delivery of health education talks at three different shelters,
creating electronic medical records for Guest House members,
participation in Stand Down events for homeless or at-risk veterans,
the donation of bowls for the Empty Bowls fundraiser along with other fundraising activities such as gathering winter clothes for partner shelters, a women’s health fair, and a survey of student attitudes towards serving the underserved.
Effect of Covid 19 on the Shelters
COVID-19 has been a pandemic that has caused much worldwide concern. As a result of the pandemic, community partner sessions had been postponed until further notice.
However, they were resumed in the latter half of 2021.
Getting in touch with the Home Project team
Dr. Sabina is always reachable and willing to help. In addition to Dr. Sabina, you can also get in touch with Christina.