Wins for Kansas: ICT Street Team
A group of volunteers work to make health a priority for people living on the streets of Wichita.
"Wednesdays and Saturdays on the corner of 3rd and Topeka, and we provide point of service full spectrum healthcare to the homeless for free,” says Wanda Bough, the chief operations officer for the ICT Street Team.
Twice a week, a volunteer based medical group sets up a mobile clinic to see patients that might not otherwise get the help they need.
"They are some great folks. Everybody has a story. It certainly challenged my opinion and stereotype that I might have previously held…and there's some great people there. They are more like family to me now than patients,” says Bough.
By building a relationship and trust with their homeless patients, the ICT Street Team doesn't just provide medical care, but a listening ear.
"We've been told multiple times, ‘It’s so hard to get anybody to listen. Here are my concerns.’"
The team is made up of volunteer nurses, students, physicians and more to make sure healthcare isn't forgotten while their patients focus on meeting their other needs.
"For us to be there, at a centralized location, we don't require appointments. You walk up, we see you as you come. We're a dispensing pharmacy so more often than not we can get you your medication right there on the spot."
To help with their mission, KAKE TV and our partners DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers are honored to them as this week's, “Wins for Kansas.”
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