From Vera Proctor: As director of FOCUS Minnesota, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all who participated in our recent workshop, “Street Medicine: Healing in an Urban Environment.” We are deeply thankful to Fr. Paul Hodge and the Minnesota Eastern Orthodox Christian Clergy Association (MEOCCA) for the inspiration and support in facilitating this meaningful connection with Doctors Without Walls—Santa Barbara Street Medicine.
We learned so much from Fr. Jon-Stephen Hedges and Jennifer Ferraez during the two-day workshops. Many participants commented that hearing their street medicine stories reinforced their commitment to our St. Luke Project.
Our work at FOCUS Minnesota constantly reminds us that serving members of our community in need is a blessing and a privilege. Now, we are even more energized with the prospect of the St. Luke Mobile Medical Clinic extending God’s mercy beyond the walls of FOCUS and onto the streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
If you were unable to participate in this recent workshop there is an ongoing need for more volunteers—medical and non-medical! We are grateful for any gesture of support—volunteering, financial and of course, your prayers.