Vision Interchange Foundation (VIF)
Established in 2014, Vision Interchange Foundation (VIF) is a non-profit organization in partnership with Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition (HEBCAC) a 501(c)3 based in East Baltimore. VIF is a collaboration of like-minded individuals who believe that vision is one of the most important necessities of life. Underserved patients and even entire communities face tremendous difficulty in procuring vision health care services or resources for glasses and optical needs. VIF’s mission is to provide free glasses and free vision health care to the underserved. VIF works with our partners and donors in supporting vision health care resources to the underserved demographics.
Baltimore Rescue Mission Clinic (BRMC)
The Baltimore Rescue Mission serves about 130-140 homeless men daily at a shelter located on 4 North Central Avenue in East Baltimore. The Medical Clinic was started in the early 1970s under the leadership of Dr. Martin L. Singewald. It is currently under the direction of Dr. John S. Dalton II. The clinic operates through the generosity of Dr. Dalton on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM. The mission of the Medical Clinic is to provide free, high-quality medical care to the homeless population of Baltimore City. Each week, Dr. Dalton is joined by several Hopkins undergraduates and medical students in providing basic health services to the men and women of the shelter. The students have the advantage both of interacting directly with patients and working with the doctor to develop an assessment and therapeutic plan. Dr. Dalton strives to provide a setting in which students assume the role of a caregiver, in that they communicate extensively with homeless patients, take a detailed medical history, reach a diagnosis, and administer the proper treatment. They also perform basic physical examinations, including measuring heart rate, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels.
Charm City Clinic (CCC)
Charm City Clinic, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded and operated by Baltimore medical, undergraduate, and graduate students in collaboration with community leaders in East Baltimore. Their goal is to reduce health inequities by helping East Baltimore residents to obtain and maintain access to high quality health care and other social services.