Close to Home: Street Medicine

This documentary explores homelessness in our region and follows a street medicine team as they administer health care services.  The film offers a glimpse into the complexities of our local homeless population and gives voice to various service providers and patients, exploring themes of journey, survival, hope and recovery.  

The program was co-produced by Lehigh Valley Health Network and features Brett J. Feldman, Director of the Street Medicine program.  

PBS39 | Close to Home: Street Medicine

26:46
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Rating: NR

 Close to Home: Street Medicine Sponsors and Partners


 Where to Find Help

Lehigh Valley Health Network |Street Medicine Program

Street Medicine is designed to deliver primary and urgent care to homeless people in the Lehigh Valley wherever they are – in the shelters and soup kitchens, or under the bridges and in the woods. All care, including medications, laboratory tests and diagnostic studies, are given free of charge.
Allentown Rescue Mission

The Allentown Rescue Mission has been serving the needs of the homeless and needy in the Lehigh Valley for more than 100 years. The Mission provides rescue, rehabilitation and restoration for homeless men in crisis through Christ-centered programs based on accountability and compassion. 
New Bethany Ministries

New Bethany Ministries is an interfaith, non-profit organization with its main location in Southside Bethlehem. With 13 full-time and 5 part-time staff members, New Bethany Ministries mobilizes community partnerships, relies heavily on volunteers, and practices sound fiscal stewardship to impact almost 7,000 people annually.
Trinity Episcopal Church

Our soup Kitchen operates Monday through Friday, serving a nutritious meal between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. We primarily serve the homeless, the temporarily unemployed, MH/MR clients, and those who are economically disadvantaged.
Valley Youth House

We began in 1973 as a single shelter in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Valley Youth House was open day and night, ensuring that vulnerable, abused and homeless young people in the community had access to shelter and counseling. Even then, we represented more than just a roof and beds; we were an organization committed to building a solid foundation for every individual who came through our doors.
Safe Harbor Easton

Safe Harbor Easton is dedicated to empowering and educating homeless men and women, and to helping them to achieve a better way of life. To that end, we provide safe, secure housing and case management for all clients. It is our mission to see that everyone who comes to us is given the means and opportunity to live a life of fulfillment and recovery.
St. Paul's Lutheran

We offer traditional (Heritage) and contemporary (Praise) worship services, and our pastors present timeless truths from God's Word, the Bible, in ways that are easy to understand and easy to apply. Christian Educational classes are available for all ages from 2 years to adults during Sunday mornings and throughout the week.   A special education class is also offered.