The main, long-awaited and infinitely joyful news: on October 30, we began accepting patients at the Charity Clinic for refugees, homeless people, people without documents and citizenship. The clinic is located at 36/9 Baltiyskaya St. (Narvskaya metro station) and accepts everyone who needs help. We continue to visit people in distress in the Mobile Clinic, go to outreach sessions, and process your requests from the ISeeHomelessBot Telegram bot. Below are the results of our work in October in figures.
In October, we went out 23 times to 32 locations where homeless people could get food and shelter, provided medical and social assistance to 129 patients 194 times. We performed 54 wound dressings. There was one ambulance call.
During outreach sessions, we come to those who need help – oftentimes, this is the only way to help desperate people. In October we went out 2 times and saw 6 patients. We performed one dressing.
Requests to Telegram bot
ISeeHomelessBot is a bot for collecting information from St. Petersburg residents about homeless people on the streets. At the request of indifferent people, the Charity Hospital team goes to the person in distress to understand the problem and provide assistance on the spot. In October 8 requests were received, 4 requests have been worked on.
At all projects, we gave out 13 pairs of glasses for vision correction, as well as 6 cases for glasses. In October 4 of our patients visited an optometrist. We thank our partners – optical shops Vision, Ocheche, and Rainbow, for their help in making and collecting glasses for homeless patients.
44 people were tested for HIV infection, viral hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and blood glucose measurement was performed on 14 patients.
Available at all Mobile Clinic parking lots and at the Charity Hospital free of charge and without any documentation, thanks to cooperation with the district health departments. During the month we immunized 23 people against flu, 2 people against diphtheria and tetanus and 1 person against hepatitis B.
Medical and social support
In addition, Charity Hospital’s staff and volunteers helped patients get help:
– 1 person registered with the AIDS center
– 1 person got dental help
– 4 people got remote consultations from a medical specialist
– 3 people restored their Russian Federation passports (jointly with Kinonia)
In October we gave out: 5 contactless smart cards used in public transport, 11 lifepacks, 1 walking cane, 9 intimate hygiene products, 1 umbrella, 8 raincoats.
At the SepaRight Waste Collection event, we collected medications for our patients at 17 locations.
In October the Charity Hospital received:
600,000 rubles of grant funds, as well as 632,205 rubles of donations from individuals and legal entities.
The organization’s expenses for the programs work and administrative expenses in October amounted to 764,824 rubles.
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