ETCH is an interdisciplinary student project associated SHIFA, a non-profit organization based out of UWSOM. They offer weekly health education sessions to homeless adults in downtown Seattle, striving to create health education curriculum that bridges evidence-based practice and the voices of the many homeless communities in Seattle. They aim to provide knowledge, skills, and tools to improve the quality of life of their participants.
Weekly sessions offer volunteers an opportunity to connect with members of homeless communities while expanding their knowledge of preventative care, health systems, and social justice. They ask that volunteers participate in at least one session per month for at least six months – with many more opportunities for volunteering, advocacy, and leadership.
If you are interested in joining, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Come to their first meeting on November 23rd at 5:30 pm with a medical student volunteer from SHIFA.
More information can be found on their Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ETCHseattle