Thousands of youth live on the streets of Phoenix, many in desperate need of medical treatment. They are at an increased risk of illness, injury, and depression due to the hardships they face. Most lack health insurance and don't have access to appropriate health care.
In the fall of 2000, an innovative partnership was formed between Phoenix Children's, Children's Health Fund and HomeBase Youth Services. The result was named the Crews'n Healthmobile, a 35-foot Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) that brought free, comprehensive medical help directly to this special population.
In October 2007, the Crews'n Healthmobile II hit the streets. This 38-foot MMU is outfitted with three exam rooms and the latest technology. In addition to this mobile unit, Crews’n staff manage the UMOM Wellness Center on the campus of UMOM New Day Family Shelter.
The mobile medical unit and fixed site clinic operate Monday through Friday at numerous sites in the Valley. The Crews'n Clinic operates at the UMOM Wellness Center several days a week. The rest of the time the MMU is making its way around the Valley where homeless and at-risk children, adolescents and young adults are known to gather.