Human Services Outreach in Metro Detroit
World Medical Relief
World Medical Relief has international aid programs but also offers services to low-income people in Metro Detroit. World Medical Relief provides affordable prescriptions, durable medical equipment, and medical supplies to low income residents but especially under the current circumstances it is difficult to reach the people that need our services. The outreach volunteer will come up with strategies to overcome this challenge and contact other agencies who also serve low-income people to see whether we can collaborate on the dissemination of the program information to their clients.
It is in particular very important that people who lost their health insurance or job loss due to the Covid pandemic are made aware of World Medical Relief's services.
This volunteer position could also be used for an internship.
About World Medical Relief
21725 Melrose Avenue, Southfield, MI 48075, US
Our mission is to facilitate the distribution of surplus medical resources where they are needed. As such, our programs have both a local and international focus. Goods are distributed in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, gender, religion, nationality or political beliefs. In pursuing the mission, the Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff seek to: 1. Relieve human sufferin 2. Demonstrate respect for all customers, clients, and patients 3. Collaborate with community organizations collectively to provide services to those in need. 4. Maintain a proactive approach to improving services provided
World Medical Relief operates five programs that provide medication, medical equipment, and medical supplies at little or no cost to low-income people in metro Detroit and throughout the world.
The Affordable Prescriptions Program - provides prescription medication on an on-going basis to low-income people ages 18 & older who do not have prescription drug insurance.
The Durable Medical Equipment Program Through the DME program, low-income clients can obtain canes, walkers, hospital beds, over-the-bed tables, commodes, tub benches, and similar items. Clients need a doctor’s prescription or a social service agency referral to receive durable medical equipment.
Local Shipping Program - World Medical Relief provides a variety of medical supplies for individuals referred to us from social service agencies, physicians and other health care workers.This program also provides hygiene kits, school kits, blankets, and other items to Detroit area homeless shelters and social service agencies conducting programs for the poor. WMR provides area clinics and other non-profit health agencies with medical supplies and equipment.
Supply Service - offers adult briefs, pull-ups and bed pads to the public at discounted prices.
The International Missions and Shipment Program distributes medicine, medical and surgical equipment, and medical supplies to poor people living in developing nations.