SC HOPE Clinic

The Salt City Homeless Outreach Program (SC HOPE) is aimed at helping the underserved populated of Syracuse. The biggest component of the program is a part-time ambulatory care clinic, primarily run by medical students. It has served as a free clinic for the homeless since January 1989. Other aspects of the program include a shelter and migrant outreach components. SC HOPE is committed to providing a nurturing atmosphere in which medical students work with various members of the medical delivery team and community to provide care for indigent or uninsured patients of the greater Syracuse community. Students will enrich their education by gaining clinical experience early on in their careers while learning the complexities of ambulatory office management. Participation in SC HOPE whill introduce students to various people in our medical and business community that are dedicated to helping the homeless and uninsured. Hopefully, such a collaborative effort will also better serve a population in need.

SC HOPE is purely a volunteer effort. Funding for pharmaceuticals and supplies comes from donations from the Medical Alumni Association as well as allocations for student organizations provided by the Graduate Student Council.

Contact: Shaunna Escobar, escobars@upstate.edu

President: Shaunna Escobar
Vice President: Harinder Singh
Secretary: Jill Tirabissi
Treasurer:Sam Hykin

Coordinators: Jeff Robin, Sam Richter, Brendan Leahy, Gonzolo Saavedra, Pamela Egan

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Peter Cronkright

Information regarding student organization meetings and activities may be found posted on the Upstate Campus Activities web calendar.