Damian Family Care Centers

Project Samaritan Health Services operates the Damian Family Care Center (DFCC) which provides services to individuals in Queens County. DFCC serves a largely minority population, many of whom are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Nearly 50 percent have histories of chronic homelessness.

Services

DFCC provides general primary care (pediatric, adolescent, and adult medicine), HIV primary and specialty care, HIV pre- and post-test counseling, family planning, GYN, routine well woman care, colposcopy, endometrial biopsies and cryotherapy, pediatric and adult dental care, mental health services, GI/hepatology, podiatry, optometry (including making, fitting, and repairing glasses), nutritional and health education, case management, outreach, eligibility assistance, and transportation services.

Linkages

Agency linkages include Queens Health Congress, Fortune Society, National AIDS Advocacy Project, Latino Organization for Liver Awareness, Queens Community Board #12, Public Policy and Educational Fund of New York, Queens HIV Care Network, Citizen Action of New York, New York City Providers of Health Care for the Homeless, Palladia, Samaritan Village, Queens Women's Network, HELP/Wards Island Residential Center, HELP/PSI Cobra Case Management, Esperanza Transitional Residence, Allied AIDS Services, PSI AIDS Services, Outreach Project, Safe Spaces, and Vida Care.

Statistics

Estimated homeless population: 40,269

Patients served: 1,200-1,400

Subcontractors

State University of New York - Downstate 

33 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036-8033 
Contact:
Richard Weber
Phone:
(212) 780-4997