"Before coming into shelter, they’re never sleeping in the same place. They’re not going to school. They’re not eating on normal schedules. So when they get to IHS we almost have to push the pause and reset button to get them back into a system of normalcy," said Kimo Carvalho.
On Tuesday morning in Chinatown, Dr. Christina Wang and other members of the CHOW Project's street medicine team stumbled across someone lying on the side of River Street that they hadn't seen in a while.
The state's only psychiatric street medicine team, launched in January, is seeing success in helping chronically homeless people with severe mental illnesses — thanks to a controversial prescription and persistence.