Homeless and financially struggling children in the Valley face many challenges but Phoenix Children’s offers assistance in several ways.
Children who do not have a permanent home are at higher risk of suffering depression, illness and injury and almost all of them lack access to medical care, according to Phoenix Children’s.
The outreach program operates the Crews’n Healthmobile, a doctor’s office on wheels that helps homeless and at-risk youths, where and when they need the help. Each van and clinic features exam rooms, a pharmacy, a laboratory and a triage unit, among other features. The homeless program helps patients up to 24 years old who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital Breathmobile, a self-contained mobile asthma clinic, travels to inner-city schools, where it offers asthma diagnoses, treatment and education.
The Phoenix Business Journal recently awarded the Health Care Hero award to Dr. Sarah Beaumont, medical director of Phoenix Children’s Homeless Youth Outreach program.
To learn more, visit phoenixchildrens.org/about-us/healthcare-outreach.