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Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission (SBRM), located at 13th and Vine, is the site of JeffHOPE's Tuesday evening clinic. SBRM is the third oldest shelter in the country, and receives no funding from the government - it runs solely on donations and revenue from two not-for-profit thrift stores. This men's shelter houses 175 beds and additional overflow sleeping mats to serve as a code red/blue shelter so that no one is turned away during times of extreme temperatures. Residents can stay up to 30 days at no cost to them, with an additional 50 beds in the Overcome program, through which residents can stay for up to one year, on the condition that they take classes and fulfill certain requirements with the goal of employment by the end of their stay. Of note, this shelter is a "wet" shelter; patients seen at this clinic can present under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, and this is taken into consideration to provide appropriate care for their medical needs.

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission
Thien Nguyen, Clinic Director
   – Tuesdays, 6-9:30 p.m.
   – 13th & Vine Streets, Philadelphia
      (302 N. 13th Street)
   – (215) 922-6400

Directions

From JAH, take 11th Street to Vine Street Expressway. The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Shelter is the large stone building on the left of the intersection of 13th and Vine. Park on the street or in the parking lot in the alleyway behind the building (off of 13th). Enter the building through the entrance from the alleyway and tell the staff worker that you are from JeffHOPE.

Among the many services provided at this clinic are: vaccinations, venipuncture and lab services for various blood tests, medications and refills, health education, smoking cessation, physician referrals, medical insurance applications, and handouts of basic personal items from toiletries to socks and slippers. We are also fortunate to be able to collaborate with the Department of Physical Therapy of the Jefferson School of Health Professions in addressing the musculoskeletal needs of this patient population.

Common health issues facing the population served at this clinic include hypertension, chronic pain, mental illness, nicotine addiction, and all manner of skin and respiratory infections. In addition to the patients who are seen for follow up care following emergency department visits, many of these patients are uninsured and therefore rely solely on JeffHOPE as their primary, if not only, source of medical care.