WASHINGTON, DC — Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., a D.C. based chapter, joined forces with MedStar Family Choice and Howard University Cancer Center to attack health issues with homeless men in the area.
During the event which lasted several hours at the St. Aloysius Church Father McKenna Center on Eye Street, Northwest, doctors held information sessions and screenings with homeless men. The fraternity’s spokesperson said this is an effort designed to attack the health care challenges that many homeless people face, particularly men. During the health fair, men were encouraged to sign up for prostate cancer screenings at Howard University Hospital.
“We are really excited about this partnership,” said Donald Donald Lucas, Alpha Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, chapter President. “Our Omega Men for Homeless Men Program is committed to assisting homeless men holistically. In addition to providing nutritious meals, clothing, and other resources.”
The Omega Men for Homeless Men is a social action program created in 2010 by Alpha Omega Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Organizers said the program features monthly discussions between members of the fraternity and homeless men in the community about overcoming life’s challenges.