suitcase clinic

Our team is working to reduce, relieve, and ultimately eliminate homelessness in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We are working with the Healthcare for the Homeless Suitcase Clinic, a mobile health clinic that addresses the unconventional and complex health concerns of homeless individuals. Our team is developing solutions for the Suitcase Clinic to better serve the homeless through interviews, research, and site visits to the various locations the clinic serves. While we are innovating ways to make the clinic more sustainable in practice, we are also working to eliminate the need for the clinic all together.

meet the team

Sophia Kaleem

Sophia Kaleem

Accounting, Sophomore

“From the beginning of the semester with our problem statement saying to ‘solve homelessness,’ it didn’t seem achievable. However, this project has helped me grow so much I am grateful to work with them and my team.”

Madi Schultz

Madi Schultz

Justice Studies, Senior

“Working with the Suitcase Clinic has given me the opportunity to learn about homelessness in a dynamic way, and to explore this complex, real-world issue with a team with a team of people who are different from me.”

Kelly Reynolds

Kelly Reynolds

Management, Junior

“I am excited to be working with the suitcase clinic this semester because I have always had a passion for working with the underserved community and I can’t wait to see what kind of impact we can make.”

Shaylee Vargas

Shaylee Vargas

IDLS, Senior

“I have learned more about the complex causes of homelessness through research and site visits. Our work with the Suitcase Clinic has encouraged me to think of real-world solutions to prevent and end homelessness.”

Lindsey McLucas

Lindsey McLucas

WRTC, Senior

“This summer I worked with a healthcare for the homeless clinic in Virginia Beach, VA which gave me experience working with underserved communities. I have learned so much through working with the Suitcase Clinic and I look forward to the future of the clinic.”

the process

the impact

In the past year, the suitcase clinic has provided…

appointments for unduplicated homeless patients

care encounters

dollars in free prescription and over the counter medications

how you can help

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