BOSTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The pandemic has made life even harder for women and children experiencing homeless and now, a little more help is here in Boston.
A new and discreet health clinic is open for business on West Street in Boston, right off Tremont Street by Boston Common.
The clinic is run by Health Care Without Walls, which is a non-profit dedicated to providing free, compassionate and gender-specific medical care to homeless women and children in Greater Boston.
Founder and President of HCWW Dr. Roseanna Means said this is their first brick and mortar health clinic.
"We specifically picked this place, so it is private, and it is safe for the women so they can come inside and know they're going to be seen one on one in a safe place," said Means.
As the founder of HCWW, she's been helping people experiencing homelessness for over 20 years and she said they're happy to finally have a physical clinic.
"Finally, we have come to the point in the history of the organization where we needed to have a place of our own, where we could safely social distance," said Means.
She added, they want the women to feel safe to come in and get the care they need. With the help of donors, the non-profit is able to provide free health care services to those in need.
Means said it's important for people to understand there's been a rise in women living on the edge of financial insecurity, with many losing their home during the pandemic.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) Reports: