WHAT WE DO
Street Medicine KC provides medical and behavioral care to people living and sleeping on the streets while also working with clients in the clinic. We make rounds, respond to calls, and advocate. Our work restores hope and health, while reducing overall healthcare costs and addressing the social determinants that got them there. The mission of SMKC is to provide access to quality healthcare for Kansas City's homeless population.
Street Medicine Kansas City provides medical and behavioral care directly to those living and sleeping on the streets through mobile services with our back pack medicine groups. Street Medicine also works directly out of the clinic providing mental health and medical services to those in need. Our services are the first essential step in achieving higher levels of care through assertive, coordinated and collaborative medical management.
Every night, more than 2,000 people in the greater Kansas City area sleep on the streets, in their cars, and in homeless encampments along the rivers. Thousands more live in temporary shelters and couch surf just to have a roof over their heads. Because of medical and behavioral health neglect, the life expectancy of a homeless person is 27 years less than someone who is not homeless.
Street Medicine KC was founded in 2016. We are now a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are actively looking for advisors, medical navigators, and volunteers to help run our program.
We welcome doctors, nurses, medical students and social workers to hit the streets with us. The work is satisfying as well as exciting. We also need people with good organizational skills to help us run Street Medicine Kansas City. We are happy to work with individuals that strive towards empathy, respect, trust, and kindness.
We are a charitable non-profit organization. Your monetary gifts will provide medical services to people living on the streets. Join our cause by making a tax-deductible donation.
- Mental Health Services
- Medical Services
- Social Services
- Prescription Assistance
- Health Education
- Homeless Assistance