Meet Jim Withers, Street Doctor

Published January 28, 2014
Updated September 1, 2017

Channeling St. Francis in his pursuits–stripping yourself of the material to become like the individuals you wish to serve–Dr. Jim Withers has used the streets as his medical practice “office” for over 20 years now. Scanning Pittsburgh’s streets five nights a week–and often dressed as a homeless person himself so as not to frighten others around him–Withers has since made house calls to over 25,000 homeless. In that time, his idea has spread to over 85 communities across five continents.

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