MSM aims to address the unique needs of our local houseless population with collaborative, high-quality, and delivered care.
Miami Street Medicine is a free clinic hosted by the The Dade County Street Response.
In 2020, DCSR partnered with the Miami Street Medicine (MSM) team. DCSR was founded in 2018 by a group of medical students and physicians dedicated to organizing community services in low-income areas in preparation and response to disasters. MSM was founded in 2018 by a group of medical students determined to bring medical care directly to our neighbors on the street. Together, we're able to offer year-round medical care, case management, MedEd and community programs, and a groundbreaking model for disaster relief teams.
We serve those most affected by poverty and oppression in Miami Dade County. Throughout the year, we offer medical outreach and case management services for our neighbors on the street. We regularly host education and advocacy events regarding climate change, social justice, health, and homelessness. And during hurricane season, we organize community-centered disaster relief hubs across South Florida to assure residents safe shelter, food, water, and medical care.
The Miami Street Medicine (MSM) clinic engages our neighbors on the street - on their own terms and turf. Our “home care” is done to build trust, bridge gaps in existing care infrastructure, transition patients into housing & a primary-care relationship, educate & counsel, and deliver other high-quality healthcare services free of charge. We also know not to underestimate the quiet healing potential of simply acknowledging a person’s humanity, empathetic listening, and offering service outreach.