The Salt City Homeless Outreach Program (SC HOPE) is a program aimed at helping the under served population of Syracuse. It is a registered student organization at SUNY Upstate Medical University. 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 outreach as well as a migrant outreach component.
Starting in the summer of 2003 the Doctors and Student Volunteers of SC HOPE in conjunction with the Onondaga County Health Department began to provide care for the area's Migrant Farmworker Population. Migrant Farmworkers are usually Latin Americans who come to work at the local farms during the summer months or Jamaican workers who come to work on the apple farms at the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall. This is a population that generally does not receive much medical attention but is prone to many illnesses associated with working long hours in the dusty outdoor environment of the farm field.
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