Fostering Awareness of the Community by Engaging Students (FACES): Overview

•Students receive safe opportunities to work with adults experiencing homelessness

•Students & homeless adults create mutual learning experience
Students gain a better understanding of health-related needs of vulnerable populations

Homeless adults gain communication tools
Despite poor health outcomes and a significant need for primary healthcare services, adults experiencing homelessness often do not seek or receive the medical care they need.
Barriers prevent adults experiencing homelessness from utilizing primary healthcare/ receiving quality care,
  • Lack of financial resources
  • No insurance
  • Absence of transportation
  • Competing priorities
  • Provider distrust
Feelings of unwelcomeness
FACES developed in response to this issue and the demand for improved health service utilization

Faculty Advisors:
Dennis Watson, MD
Greg Wilson, MD
Kurt Drury
Whitney Fraiz

Address | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 274-0000 | Fax: (317) 278-0000