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Sage Foundation for Health

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Clinic

Sage Foundation for Health’s newest clinic is located at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Washington and 28th Street shelter.

The 200-person shelter provides holistic support to men and women who strive to overcome homelessness and move forward in their lives. Shelter guests live in the program full-time until they can move into a sustainable and suitable environment. The project aims to increase the shelter residents’ access to basic healthcare, provide them with quality services and teach them preventive practices.

Students and faculty physicians from Sonoran University’s College of Naturopathic Medicine will provide shelter residents with:

  1. Access to medical care for prevention and early identification of health conditions.
  2. Access to non-opioid pain relief.
  3. Support for nutritional deficiencies.

During the project’s span, our clinic will operate for 20 hours per week, amounting to over 1,000 hours of services and over 2,000 patient visits. The project is made possible by a grant awarded by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and community donations through Sage Foundation for Health will keep the clinic running smoothly.

This new clinic located right on site furthers access and our mission to help meet all our residents’ needs. It will be a game-changer for a population that often has struggled to access clinic care, putting their health at risk. Now, we can look forward to better health outcomes.

Jennifer Morgan, SVdP’s Interim Housing Community Training and Special Projects Manager