We hope you will join us on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Harvard Club in Boston for our 20th Anniversary Gala Health Care UNSCRIPTED: Building Bridges for Women in Need. We are proud to be honoring the work of President and Founder Dr. Roseanna H. Means.
Health Care Without Walls is celebrating 20 years of innovative health care support for the growing—and often overlooked—populations of women who are homeless or living in dire poverty. Over the course of twenty years HCWW has helped thousands of women over 220,000 times in our Shelter Clinics and Bridges Programs. As we continue to strengthen and better the lives of these women and educate colleagues in the medical profession, we are also preparing to pass the torch and position HCWW and the thousands of women we support for continued success
The evening will feature a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, gourmet dinner and live entertainment.
Roseanna H. Means, MD founded Health Care Without Walls in 1999 as “Women of Means” with the aim of helping homeless women get the “means” to move forward through an innovative approach that was personalized, gender-specific and trauma-informed. Despite the myriad of health care services in Boston, homeless women were still falling through the health care safety net, so Dr. Means made the choice to be their voice and advocate for a care model that emphasized context and accessibility. Dr. Means remodeled the assumptions and expectations embedded in traditional health care delivery into life-saving and cost-effective solutions that preserve each woman’s dignity and respect.
BRIDGE BUILDER PRESENTING (2 AVAILABLE) $25,000
Keeps the Wellness Clinic at Women’s Lunch Place open for one month.
Provides Baby Goes Home Kits for up to 60 new moms, starting newborns off with safe sleeping spaces and basic baby care items – not to mention a hand knit baby blanket and hat!
CHANGE MAKER $10,000
Buys many of the medical supplies used every day in our clinics – anything from cough drops to TB tests to blood pressure cuffs.
CARING COMPANION $5,000
Allows us to distribute food vouchers so that our pregnant women or new moms can get a healthy meal when visiting a doctor or their newborn in the NICU at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Pays for a Community Health Worker to help 5 elderly women struggling with Homelessness in our Bridges to Elders Program.
VIP Tickets include the Pre Event BridgeBuilder Cocktail Reception with a Meet and Greet with the Honoree and other VIP guests
210,000 encounters helping women and families | 167,160 vitamins | 155,012 doses of
pain relief (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) | 101, 478 doses of cold, cough, and
allergy medicine | 91,476 cough drops | 26,209 applications of muscle gel | 25,352 bandages
12,200 diabetes tests | Provided more than 5,000 diapers for Bridges to Moms babies
Helped over 100 moms and babies since the inception of Bridges to Moms.