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Campaign to HEAL

$9,023
90%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
117 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 31, at 06:00 AM EST
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Share Humility & Compassion

December 03, 2019

This Giving Tuesday consider joining in the global movement in helping those in need. UB HEALS and the Buffalonians it supports rely on everyone's kindness. We greatly appreciate those that have supported us thus far, and we invite you to share the campaign with others on this day of giving.

 

"The simple and elegant beauty of UB HEALS is that it recognizes and appreciates the humanity in people... UB HEALS and the work we strive to do for the Buffalo homeless community has taught me about what it truly means to have humility and compassion." - Christine, 3rd year medical student.

 

 

 

 

 

What We're Trying to Do

November 18, 2019

Thank you to everyone who's donated thus far - your contributions will help us support the community for years to come! In the words of a founding member of UB HEALS: 

 

"Our goal at the outset of street rounds, was simply to be a reliable presence in the community, and to project that there were healthcare professionals who specifically cared about the homeless. We ... considered rounds successful when we sat, learned someone’s name, and introduced our program’s mission, which is to meet our homeless friends where they’re at, and help them get to a place where they are interested in seeking primary care, taking care of the more routine needs until that time." - Amanda Gotsch, MD '19

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Choose a giving level

$5

Prescription for warmth

Provide 1 "prescription for warmth" pack helping to keep individuals safe from hypothermia and frostbite.

$10

Help to HEAL

Provide our patients with necessities like glucose monitors and wound care treatment.

$27

Years of street medicine

Dr. Jim Withers founded the practice of street medicine in Pittsburgh, PA 27 years ago in 1992. He has started a world wide movement that UB HEALS is honored to be a part of.

$32

Code Blue

At 32 degrees F "Code Blue" goes into effect, helping people get off the streets into warm shelters.

$52.50

The City of Good Neighbors

The city of Buffalo is 52.5 square miles that UB HEALS travels providing medical services at no cost.

$85

Putting Buffalo on the map

Over 85 cities across 15 countries and 5 continents are currently doing street medicine outreach. UB HEALS is putting Buffalo on the map!

$104

House Calls to the Homeless

UB HEALS conducts 104 "street rounds" each year. Twice a week, our team takes to the streets to meet patients where they are at, and help address their medical, emotional and psychosocial needs.

$142.03

Zip code

The zip code of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where future physicians get more than just the classroom experience.

$300

Nights with Homeless Friends

Since 2016, UB HEALS has spent upwards of 300 nights providing outreach to our friends who live on the streets and in shelters.

$716

Buffalove

All money donated helps the lives of our neighbors in the 716 area code.

$3,500

Visits to the Homeless

Since we started our work, UB HEALS has conducted over 3,500 patient encounters - working hard to improve the health and well being of homeless individuals and families.