NOV. 21: Holiday Craft Fair and White Elephant Sale to Benefit JABSOM Homeless Medical Clinics

The HOME (Homeless Outreach and Medical Education) Project is collecting gently used items for the “White Elephant and Used book/DVD/video Sale” that will be part of the HOME for the Holidays Craft Fair on November 21, 2014. All proceeds will benefit the Hawai`i HOME Project.

“White elephant items” can be dropped off in the lobby area outside the Dean’s Office on the 2nd Floor of the Medical Education Building (MEB).

Used books, dvds, blu-rays, CDs, and videos can be dropped off in the lobby area outside OME and OSA on the 3rd floor of the MEB.

About the Hawai`i Homeless Outreach and Medical Education Project
The Hawai`i Homeless Outreach and Medical Education (H.O.M.E. project) is an organization at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) that provides free medical care to the homeless at 4 clinics each week through our mobile health van. We service both sheltered and unsheltered individuals at 5 different locations on Oahu. It is a great way for the medical students to gain experience and get involved in the community while providing much needed service to our homeless population. The medical students initially see all the patients and then consult with our volunteer physicians that provide supervision at each of the clinics. We provide care for acute as well as chronic medical problems, preventative care, immunizations and TB testing, health counseling, resource/referral help, minor procedures, as well as providing free medications for the uninsured. Currently we provide services at:

Institute for Human Services (IHS) Men’s Shelter – Mondays 1:30-4:30
Pai’olu Kaiaulu Shelter in Wai’anae – Tuesdays 2:00-5:00
Kaka’ako Gateway Park – Thursdays 5:00-8:00
Onelauena Shelter in Kalaeloa – 1st/3rd Saturdays 9:00-12:00
First United Methodist Church – 2nd/4th Sundays 9:00-12:00

Occasionally, HOME does extra outreach in the Kaka’ako and A’ala Park areas as well.

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