Modeled after the "Operation Safety Net" program in Pittsburgh, our FMIG program is affectionately known as MUSHROOM - Multidisciplinary UnSheltered Homeless Relief Outreach Of Morgantown.
This program brings together medical, nursing, dental, social work and other health professional volunteers on "street rounds". We go by foot to those places where we are needed most: along the rivers and creeks, down the back alleys of downtown, and under the bridges.
Our goal is to reach out to those most marginalized from society. We help provide them with the basics of care including food, water, clothing, and basic medical intervention. More importantly, we offer a gentle hand, a warm smile, and a witness to their dignity as fellow human beings. With these efforts often comes resistance in some form or another, however the group was recently featured by The Dominion Post featuring the "Hidden Community" that resides here in Morgantown. You can read can read the entire article by visiting here.