Covenant House seeking volunteers to care for homeless youth in Atlanta – plus supplies & medicine

The Behavioral Health Clinic at Covenant House Georgia (CHGA) in Atlanta is looking for physicians and allied practice staff to volunteer to care for youth who are experiencing homelessness.

The clinic needs physicians, psychiatrists, health practitioners, and health educators on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays.

CHGA reports that more than 70 percent of the youth it supports at the clinic are uninsured and ineligible for Medicaid – and many haven’t had medical care for years.

CHGA expects to serve some 400 youth who are experiencing homelessness this year in their on-site medical clinic.

In addition to general medical and mental health care services and dental care, CHGA screens its residents for STI/STD. Many also need pre-natal care. CHGA also educates the young people it serves about living a healthy lifestyle.

The clinic also needs donations of supplies and medicine, including…

– Over-the-counter medicine, including Pepto-Bismol, Tums, Ibuprofen, Advil, Melatonin, St. John’s Wort, Benadryl, Neosporin, allergy medicine, constipation medicine, and cold medicine.

– Physical injury supplies, including Band-Aids, gauze, ace bandages, braces, hot & cold packs, and sports cream.

– Health clinic instruments, including diabetes instruments, blood pressure cuffs, and a nebulizer machine.

– Other items, including prenatal vitamins, contact solution, and water bottles.

Physicians and allied staff who are interested in serving as a CHGA volunteer or making an in-kind donation should contact Abbey Mixon at 404.937.6951 or astokes@covenanthouse.org.