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Raised by 14 people in 15 months
Created April 18, 2018

Chicago Street Medicine (CSM) , is a new nonprofit with chapters at medical schools throughout the city. Our goal is to develop a student-fueled, inter-professional and interdisciplinary project to improve the health of those experiencing unsheltered homelessness through service, education, research, and advocacy.

Health care for the homeless presents a problem on multiple levels, from political to financial to humanitarian, and efforts to deal with these problems are desperately needed. Our solution is to serve people where they are, physically, mentally, and emotionally - "On their terms and on their turf." We will work until the 32-year disparity in life expectancy between the chronically homeless and the general US population no longer exists. We will work until the homeless no longer feel marginalized or stigmatized by the healthcare system. We will work until our city is healthy. 

We are currently in the process of finalizing our 501c status which will allow for tax-deductible donations. However, getting 501c status is timely - up to 6 months - and costly – up to $1500. While we’re waiting on our official non-for profit status, our costs continue to add up- medical and survival supplies, technology, even downtown parking. 

Your donations will sustain us through the 501c3 process and will enable us to continue operations and expansion. We hope that you will join us- together, we can help heal our city. 

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Many thanks to those who have donated! We are in the final steps of the 501c3 process - just waiting for the IRS final approval! To aid our growth we have created a formal website and will soon be accepting donations that way. We could not have come this far without such generous support and we're excited to see where we go next! If you'd like to see what we're up to check out our website www.chicagostreetmed.org or follow us on Twitter @ChicagoStMed
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Thanks to all our donors we were able to hit our original goal of $1500 to cover our 501c3 application costs!

As we gain experience, we are able to reassess our needs. One of our largest overhead costs is the purchase of wound care supplies. You can help by purchase a wound care kit - just $7.70. The kit contains alcohol wipes, Neosporin, sterile 4x4 gauze pads, bandaids, and ace bandages to help our patients keep their wounds clean to promote healthy wound healing.
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Raised by 14 people in 15 months
Created April 18, 2018
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