Portsmouth Homeless Clinic at Oasis Social Ministry

EVMS physicians and residents regularly provide acute care, as well as chronic disease management and basic prescription services, at the Portsmouth Homeless Clinic within the Oasis Social Ministry. The ministry also provides a number of other services for Portsmouth's homeless population. The Oasis Food Pantry provides emergency food supplies to families and individuals in need, while the Oasis Thrift Shop provides new and gently used clothing, as well as household items, for sale at affordable prices. The volunteers also collect and distribute gently used books to children at eleven schools throughout Portsmouth and Chesapeake. Oasis coordinates the distribution of food baskets at Thanksgiving and food along with gifts for Christmas.


    • Administrative Location

    • Portsmouth Family Medicine
      600 Crawford Street
      Portsmouth, VA 23704
    • Project Location

    • Oasis Social Ministry
      800 Williamsburg Ave
      Portsmouth, VA 23704
    • Project Partner(s)

    • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Portsmouth Area Resource Coalition, Portsmouth Public Health Department, Portsmouth Social Services, Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, The AIDS Fund, Help and Emergency Response Shelter, Holiday House of Portsmouth, S.T.O.P. Organization, Urban League of Hampton Roads, United Way of South Hampton Roads, Westhaven Crisis Center
    • Participant Eligibility

    • Faculty, Residents, Physicians
    • Project Categories

    • Community Service, Clinical Service, Service Learning
    • Project Scope

    • Local
    • EVMS Department(s)

    • Family and Community Medicine
    • Points of Contact