1212 Prairie St
Houston, TX 77002
H.O.M.E.S. stands for Houston Outreach Medicine, Education, and Social Services. It’s a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, student-run, free clinic for the homeless people of Houston.
Working together to staff the clinic are students from the following area institutions
Baylor College of Medicine
University of Texas – Houston Health Science Center
University of Texas – Houston School of Public Health
University of Houston College of Pharmacy
The HOMES Clinic began in 1999 when a group of medical students from Baylor College of Medicine and from the University of Texas at Houston got together with Dr. David Buck, from BCM, who would become President of Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston. They recognized an urgent need for the service and agreed to maintain clinic hours on Sundays because studies showed that medical care was non-existent for the homeless on that day, except at area emergency rooms.
Since its inception, the HOMES Clinic has involved hundreds of student volunteers and has served over 1,000 patients.
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HOMES Signup time request form for Medical Students
Thank you for your interest in
HOMES! We are tremendously appreciative of all the efforts of our volunteers,
as are the patients that we have served.
Pharmacy Students and School of Public Health Students accompany up to 4 Clinical and 8 Basic Science Medical Students on our patient care teams Sunday. 4 Teams are assembled (maximum of 4 students per team). Managers must have completed our manager's training program.
There may be a lag time between when you post your request and when the schedule can be updated. It is possible that the date you request will already be taken by another HOMES volunteer. Signup is done on a first-email first serve basis.