|The Outreach & Health Ministry Staff operates our Health Outreach Bus, our Rapid HIV Testing
Program, our health care work within The Night Ministry’s programs and in
collaborations with other agencies.
The Director of Outreach and Health Ministry is responsible for the
planning, oversight and direction of the Outreach and Health Ministry Department.
He coordinates, supervises, and supports the Outreach & Health Ministry
staff. He schedules the Health Outreach Bus for appearances in parades
and at other functions. Additionally, he represents The Night Ministry in outreach
efforts with congregations, at panel discussions and workshops, and with collaborative
agencies. He assists the Volunteer Coordinator with the training of staff and
volunteers. He works with the Development Department on funding and reporting
Our Community Health Manager coordinates activities related to the provision of medical services, public health education and HIV testing. Manages all aspects of community health, including community needs assessment, public health education, medical services, and HIV testing across sites, which includes data collection, liaising, nursing services, outreach, testing, follow-up and staff supervision and coordination.
Our Nurse Practitioners provide health care on the Health Outreach
Bus, including health assessments and referrals. The Nurse Practitioners can address many chronic and acute conditions,
including: minor injuries, sexually transmitted infections,
and upper respiratory infections. The Nurses can test clients for strep throat, pregnancy,
blood sugar and HIV/STI's. Electronic medical records are kept for patients.
Outreach Professionals are responsible
for building relationships, providing pastoral care, HIV education and prevention,
and referrals for social services in their assigned nighttime community.
Our Rapid HIV Testing Coordinator conducts outreach and Rapid HIV testing, and offer pre and post-test counseling.