“I look at them more than a Street Health Team, I call them sisters,” said Woodward who has been living on the streets.
SAN DIEGO — CBS 8 reporter Ariana Cohen rode along in the Father Joe Villages van with the Street Health Team as they drove to homeless encampments on 16th and Imperial Avenue in downtown San Diego Tuesday morning.
Jenni Wilkens is a counselor on the team.
“I actually struggled with active addiction for 15 years. I’m no stranger to the despair and guilt and shame,” said Wilkens.
Cohen joined Wilkens and the rest of the team while handing out bottled water, snacks and hygiene packs; something they normally do multiple days per week.
“We offer everything you can do in a primary clinic, we do outside,” said Kristen Horney, Family Nurse Practitioner.
They also checked a man’s blood pressure and blood sugar levels.