homelessness

March 14, 2019

When it comes to treating addiction, why not ask the people using the substance what would be most helpful? That was the premise behind a study of 168 homeless people in Seattle who struggle with alcohol-use disorder.

picture of mammogram sign outside of Seattle shelter
January 23, 2019

UW Medicine partnered with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to bring a mammogram van to Mary's Place, a Seattle day center for women and children. 

November 20, 2017

Nearly 500 people come to Harborview’s emergency department at least eight times in a six-month span. Among them, 90 percent are homeless and many have behavioral health issues. 

In concert with the University of Washington's hosting of Seattle's Tent City 3, which begins this weekend, the school's training program for physician assistants will offer a "Homelessness in Seattle" academic course to UW's Health Sciences stu

UW Medicine nurse Mary Larson provides care for people at Harborview Medical Center's Pioneer Square Clinic. Many patients there have experienced homelessness. 

Josephine Ensign became a nurse to help people who were experiencing poverty and homelessness. She never expected to face hardships similar to those of her patients.

The past decade has been a tumultuous story for Eric Seitz. Homeless and addicted to heroin, he found himself at Harborview Medical Center with a disease that nearly killed him. The experience also inspired him to study nursing.

A group of UW dentistry, medicine and nursing students converged on Mary's Place, a Seattle shelter, to care for homeless women and children.

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