Rich, poor, housed, or unhoused, the coronavirus has touched every population. One of the oldest organizations in Los Angeles helping those in need is the Union Rescue Mission. The organization's longtime CEO, Andy Bales, says the last eight weeks have been like nothing he has ever seen.
Bringing medicine to the streets during coronavirus
From this Episode:
Doctor uses ‘street medicine’ to care for Skid Row residents during coronavirus pandemic
Dr. Susan Partovi is an early practitioner of “street medicine.” She takes her medical knowledge directly to underserved communities, whether they are in encampments, on the...
4 min, 49 sec
‘Playing chess with a genius monster.’ Union Rescue Mission’s Andy Bales on the fight against COVID-19 on Skid Row
Founded in 1891, the Union Rescue Mission is Skid Row’s oldest shelter. While they’ve been serving disadvantaged populations for almost 120 years, the current health crisis...
11 min, 50 sec