"Street Medicine" crew brings health care to homeless

Oftentimes when we're sick, we go see a doctor. However, the homeless of New Orleans don't always have that option.

That's why the Street Medicine New Orleans crew decided they were going to bring medical care to those most vulnerable. Street Medicine is a group of volunteers made up of doctors, nurses, outreach workers, formerly homeless, and others who bring medical outreach to the unsheltered homeless of New Orleans.

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Street Medicine teamed up with Luke's House, a free clinic that provides medical, women's, and vision health services as well as immunizations and prescription assistance.

Together they hit the streets, seeking out those society often forgets about, to ensure they get the medical attention and/or medications they need. However, they can't do it alone.

Luke's House relies on donations to be able to provide those medications and necessary equipment.

This Friday, Mar. 23, marks the 7th annual Brass Bash at the Howlin' Wolf where there's a lineup of musical artists, food and an open bar with a ticket purchase. The proceeds benefit Luke's House and the Street Medicine Mission.

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